The New York Times does this fun feature called “Take Two: A Dual Review of What’s New.” They pick two famous people, who are usually polar opposites, and ask them to each review products or concepts in a couple of sentences. We thought it would be fun to try this with McCall’s licensed designers and mother-daughter sewing duo Pati Palmer and Melissa Watson (Palmer/Pletsch).
Pati Palmer is a pattern designer and sewing instructor with more than 37 years of experience. She has designed more than 200 patterns for The McCall Pattern Company, and she’s the author of 10 sewing books. Pati taught sewing seminars throughout North America and Australia for 15 years before establishing the Palmer/Pletsch International School of Sewing in Portland, Oregon.
Melissa Watson is Pati’s daughter, so it’s no surprise that her love of fashion and sewing can be traced all the way back to childhood. Melissa designed a line of print fabrics for Springs Creative and co-designed the DIY Line for McCall’s. Soon after that, she began designing for the Palmer/Pletsch line at McCall’s — creating patterns that appeal to the next generation of sewers. [bios from Pati and Melissa’s Craftsy class]
photos from Lifetime, Threads, Great British Sewing Bee and the New York Times.