Added Jan 29, 2011
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Check it out at: "MadeByMeg"http://megmadethis.blogspot.com/2011/01/pati-palmer-sweatshirt.html
According to the envelop, Pati Palmer made her first pattern ever for McCall’s in 1980—the 8-hour blazer. That same year, John Malloy wrote Dress for Success in which he stated that women, in order to succeed in the workplace, must wear business suits like men. This drove Ms. Palmer’s pattern to record-high sales. Now, Pati Palmer has released her latest 8-hour blazer, a classic piece. If you make it in quality fabric and have a custom fit, she says, you can compare it to a $1,500 designer jacket.
My work wardrobe is a delicate balance. I work in a middle school, which out on the west coast is a rather casual place. Teachers generally wear jeans and sweatshirts, or a more stylish version of the aforementioned. But I am the youngest member on staff, and so if I dress too casual I might get confused with one of our college-aged volunteers or, worse yet, a middle school student (you think I’m kidding—I’m not). So, I need a professional wardrobe that is still comfortable enough to run around the school in and casual enough to not appear over-dressed. The solution? The Pati Palmer Sweatshirt! A designer jacket cut from sweatshirt material.
This was my first go at the Pati Palmer pattern (with my usual disregard for following instructions) so it came out a little wrinkled, but I am excited to wear it and get started on a second one soon.
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