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21st Century Sewing DVD featuring Marta Alto
 
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From Solid Beginnings to New Heights…Home Ec goes High Tech!
Learn what you need to know to sew better with Sewing Expert Marta Alto from Palmer/Pletsch.
Marta Alto shows you her tips and techniques to make sewing fast and trouble free. Marta shares the most important things you need to sew well and identifies products that make sewing easier and /or better.
This is a good introduction or re-introduction to sewing…truly 21st Century Sewing!
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Fit for Real People - Basics DVD featuring Marta Alto
 
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1 hour 30 minutes duration
Learn the basics of choosing the right size, tissue-fitting, altering and fabric-fitting in this interactive DVD.
Marta Alto fits a model who needs the most common alterations for the bust, back, shoulders and sleeves. She demonstrates the same alterations on 3 styles of tops - a fitted shirt, a loose fitting jacket and a fitted princess jacket with a straight skirt.
You will learn to easily make these common alterations.
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Full Busted? Sew Clothes That Fit! DVD
 
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Full-busted women buy oversized clothes so they can button the front. Now you can buy patterns to fit your upper chest, neck, and shoulders and easily learn to alter the front to fit your C, D, DD, or larger cup size. This two-hour video could forever change your appearance! 2-hour DVD
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It’s In The Details DVD - featuring Marta Alto
 
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See the most difficult sewing details demystified. Marta Alto has been teaching sewing since the 1970s, both as a traveling educator and in hands-on workshops. She has learned her craft by doing it and teaching it, so she knows first-hand where people have difficulties. The techniques she demonstrates here will improve your skills in making beautiful finished garments.
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Jackets for Real People DVD featuring Marta Alto
 
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Tailoring is made easy as you watch Marta sew "your" jacket as "you" watch her sew her own lined blazer in this 2 hour 54 minute interactive DVD. Marta's jacket is a lapel-style with double-welt pockets, vented sleeves, sleeve heads and lining for maximum learning.

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Jeans for Real People - DVD
 
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Pati Palmer, McCall's Fit Expert, has been designing jeans patterns for McCall's since the 1980s. Marta Alto has perfected sewing jeans details. Together they show you how to achieve the look and fit you want, beginning with the right size pattern. Learn the latest way to tissue-fit your jeans pattern: first tissue-fit like any pant, then give it the “jeans fit” in fabric--all before you do any sewing. See jeans in many fabrics (Marta's favorite: all-bias jeans!) and learn about fabric selection and preshrinking, notions needed, and topstitching threads. Watch Marta sew a pair of jeans from start to finish, including jeans details and how they go together, plus seam options--flat-felled or mock flat-felled. Whether your figure type is full, petite, or curvy, you'll see how to fit YOUR body.

3-hour Two-DVD Set

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Learn Machine Embroidery DVD - Marta Alto
 
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MACHINE EMBROIDERY MADE EASY WITH MARTA ALTO
 
Are you thinking of buying an embroidery machine? 
Do you own one, but rarely use it? 
Did you buy an embroidery machine, but haven’t taken the embroidery unit out of the box? 
Let Marta explain seven things that will simplify machine embroidery.
 
1 hour 43 minute DVD
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Learn to Sew a Shirt or Blouse DVD
 
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Marta Alto shows you how to fit, cut, mark, and sew two styles of shirts. One has a collar with a band, the other a convertible (fold back or button up) collar. She covers fit, fabrics, choosing the right interfacing, sleeve placket and cuffs, hems, and buttonholes.  Marta can make a quality shirt in two hours or less. Each one you make will be faster and easier to sew!

2 hours 7 minutes DVD

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Looking Good Live! DVD
 
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What you need to know about style, line, design, and color to flatter you.

Featuring wardrobe consultant Nancy Nix-Rice and based on the classic wardrobe book, Looking Good. Learn how to look like a million NOW —not after you lose 20 pounds, win the lottery, or build a bigger closet.

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Pants for Real People Fitting Techniques DVD featuring Pati Palmer
 
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1 hour 20 minutes duration
Learn to Fit any Style Pant...with fit guru Pati Palmer from Palmer/Pletsch.

Pati Palmer shows you how to buy the right size pattern and tissue-fit yourself. She fits both a fitted style and a trouser, showing you how to make alterations and fine tune the pattern before cutting. Then Pati tries on the pin-fitted pant in fabric and "tweaks" the fit. She also shows how to tissue-fit and fabric-fit a waistband the easy way.

Note: There is a companion book from Palmer/Pletsch "Pants for Real People".
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