Pati Palmer is a long time designer for McCalls Patterns and has just designed a new dress fit pattern with complete instructions on the Palmer/Pletsch tissue-fitting method
for dresses, tops and skirts
The new pattern – McCall’s first Palmer/Pletsch dress fit pattern since 1983 shows sewers how to fit patterns to their body. It also includes a dress pattern to sew after the alterations have been made for a custom fit. Pati explains that this pattern will allow dressmakers to make their own body map which will aid in learning how to make the right alterations for a perfect fit.
The new dress fit pattern is McCall’s 7279 and is multi-sized (sizes 6 -22) and has alteration lines on the tissue, and includes complete tissue-fitting instructions in a handy guide sheet. McCall’s agreed on the need for a new Palmer/Pletsch dress fit pattern and also wanted it to be a fashion dress to sew after altering. So M7279 is really two patterns in one! Make in a sleeveless version or with various sleeve and skirt lengths. It also includes an optional collar for the round neckline.
McCall 7279 is priced at £8.75 and available from Sew Direct.