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Flipbooks!  at Palmer/Pletsch Digital

Flipbooks! at Palmer/Pletsch Digital

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Flipbooks are COMING SOON to Palmer/Pletsch and we couldn’t be more excited! Popular titles now available for online viewing with some great features…

Pati Sews Her New Blazer Butterick B6862

Pati Sews Her New Blazer Butterick B6862

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This blazer made the cover of the Butterick catalog. Helen Bartley, author of Fit and Sew Custom Jeans, decided we should both sew the new Palmer/Pletsch blazer Butterick B6862 and photograph our masterpieces for a blog post.

First Palmer/Pletsch Butterick Pattern B6856

First Palmer/Pletsch Butterick Pattern B6856

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After designing and writing guidesheets for over 350 McCall’s patterns, I was invited to design for Butterick. Including Vogue, this is the third brand for which I’ve designed. This spring my bestselling McCall’s designs were moved to Butterick with new photography. You can see them all on our website. Then in August my first two new patterns debuted, a blouse, here, and a jacket, which you’ll see in an upcoming blog.

Tops, Tops, Tops!

Tops, Tops, Tops!

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Winter is a great time to sew simple tops that can be worn into spring. I got the idea for this one from one Marilyn made in sewing camp last July. She had a fabric that she strategically cut to get the print placement where she wanted on her body. She also shortened the pattern.

Comfy, Easy-to-Sew, Easy-to-Hack Top

Comfy, Easy-to-Sew, Easy-to-Hack Top

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In this blog, Helen Bartley, our workshop instructor, and I introduce you to our newest pattern.
We liked it so much, we hacked it!
See how we tweaked the pattern to give us several options!

EVIDENCE OF EFFORT

EVIDENCE OF EFFORT

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Don’t you love two-sided fabrics? They give us instant coordinating fabrics! When my client Anna Brannen brought this wonderful piece of cotton/wool to me, we knew we had to incorporate both sides into the garment. We decided on a jacket, McCalls M7665.