THE REAL PEOPLE SERIES:
Brand New Book
in the "Real People" Series:
Fitting and Sewing
Fashion Knit Fabrics
by Pati Palmer and
Unsure how to sew the new knits so they’ll look great and fit better
than ready-to-wear? This new book shows you how!
To place your order, learn more, and see sample
pages, click here.
Fit For Real People
by Pati Palmer,
After 25 years of hands-on teaching and fitting thousands of
different women's bodies, Pati Palmer and Marta Alto have
found a way to achieve perfect garment fit that really
works. And now they've translated all their expertise into
this book. The Alto and Palmer fitting system is easy and
practical no matter what the pattern brand. It is
measure-free and doesn't require drafting skills. 256
Fit for Real People $24.95
coil bound $29.95
NEW BOOK ON STYLE
Looking Good ...
by Nancy Nix-Rice
Many women complain they have a closet
full of clothes, but nothing to wear. Use this book to get your
clothes, accessories, and makeup to connect to every aspect of
YOU — including your lifestyle.
Looking Good … Every Day
features makeovers of real women of many ages, sizes,
ethnicities, and professions. This book is for everyone!
Looking Good...Every Day
Learn more about this book and see sample pages
Dream Sewing Spaces
UPDATED SECOND EDITION!
by Lynette Ranney Black
At last... a book to help you turn your dream into a
reality. Whether you have a closet, laundry room, a corner
of the family room, a spare bedroom, or even the attic,
author Lynette Ranney Black guides and inspires you with
pages of color photos, plus, selecting lighting and
cabinets. Learn how to make the most of the space you have.
Check out the hundreds of storage ideas. She even shows you
how to reorganize existing closets to make room for sewing
storage. The Second Edition includes new sewing room photos,
lots of color, and updated information.
Learn more about this
book. see photos, download a free PDF...
Dream Sewing Spaces $24.95
coil bound $27.95
Sewing With Sergers
Sewing With Sergers Gail Brown, Pati Palmer
Sewing With Sergers has guided hundreds of thousands of
serger owners. It is THE book to have by your serger as you
venture into this whole new realm of sewing. Gail Brown and
Pati Palmer hold your hand and you learn the machine... and
the basics of serging. 128 pages.
Sewing with Sergers $10.95
coil bound $13.95
Serger DVDs are also
Sewing with Sergers Basics DVD
Creative Serging DVD Video $19.95
Learn more about these DVDs...
Mother Pletsch's Painless Sewing
Mother Pletsch's Painless Sewing Pati Palmer, Susan Pletsch This
completely revised Mother Pletsch's Painless Sewing is a
lighthearted book for both beginners and those who want a sewing
brush up... the most uncomplicated sewing book of the century!
Learn to sew FAST, with professional-looking results. And with
Pretty Pati's Perfect Patter Primer, you'll find your clothes fit
better than ever before, thanks to co author Pati Palmer, who also
designs for The McCall Pattern Company as The Fit Expert.
Mother Pletsch's Painless Sewing $9.95
coil bound $11.95
The Business of Teaching Sewing
NEW SECOND EDITION
by Marcy Miller, Pati Palmer
the ideal time to enter the business of teaching sewing. As
sewing curriculum in the schools diminishes, thousands are
looking elsewhere to learn to sew, or to improve their sewing
skills. This newly revised book compiles more than 30 years of teaching
ideas gleaned from thousands of classes taught by Palmer/Pletsch
corporate educators. The authors guide you through setting up a
business, identifying what, where and when to teach, creating
lesson plans and visuals for teaching, then marketing yourself
and your "product." Reproducible and editable business
forms and teaching handouts give you a head start on making
money teaching sewing. 112 pages.
Click here to read the press release
on this book.
The Business of Teaching Sewing $24.95
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NEW Updated Second Edition Now
For Real People
by Pati Palmer and Marta
Forget the fitting shell!
Toss the tape measure—after taking just one measurement! Now, with
just the hip measurement and the help of the new Palmer/Pletsch
book, Pants for REAL People, by Pati Palmer and Marta
Alto, women of all sizes, shapes, and ages can try on the
tissue-paper pattern to see how to fit the pants they sew.
Tissue-fitting, a technique devised and perfected by Palmer/Pletsch
over three decades of hands-on teaching, has never before appeared
in print for pants. 192 pages.
Learn more and view sample
Pants for Real People $27.95
coil bound $31.95
For Real People
UPDATED January 2016
Use this book and ALL of
your sewing will improve. For a minimal investment and a little
time, you can have a designer jacket. Using the latest interfacings
sew it Armani-style and achieve a custom fit no matter what your
figure. Includes pattern and fabric selection, patterns and fabrics
fitting on real people, the latest on fusible interfacings, cutting
and marking tips, how-to's for buttonholes, a NO-FAIL welt pocket,
"bagging a lining", easy mitered vents, and much more, plus finished
touches such as topstitching and piping.
Jackets For Real
coil bound $29.95
have one of the world's most challenging figures to fit--I could go
into detail about it because I have been sewing for over 40 years.
Being somewhat of a perfectionist when it comes to fit and
construction, I have agonized over my clothing for years--literally!
I read a review of your book Fit for Real People and thought,
"Humph, I've heard THAT before...." Anyway, long story short, I
bought the book and FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE I HAVE CLOTHES
THAT FIT!!!!! Of course I immediately purchased your book Pants
for Real People, and the same thing happened--PANTS THAT FIT!!
Now, honestly my patterns look like ribbons that have been taped
together, but I don't care. Thanks for allowing me to have clothing
that fits and flatters."
Couture The Art of Fine Sewing
by Roberta C. Carr
Couture is an attitude. Now, thanks to Roberta's writing and
Palmer Pletsch's publishing efforts, couture is available to
everyone with an interest in quality, style and
individuality. 208 pages.
Couture: The Art of Fine Sewing $29.95
Théâtre de la Mode
Fashion Dolls: The Survival of
REVISED SECOND EDITION
List price: $29.95
Photos of all the sets, both 1940s originals and 1990
Catalog of color photos of 170 miniature mannequins, including
Full color 32-page section of David Seidner's fashion photos Plus, over 90 black & white historical photos.
8 1/2" x 11"
Theatre de la Mode $29.95
"The Art of Couture Sewing"
combo for the price of one book alone!
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