Pati Palmer is the author or editor/publisher of dozens of sewing books and how-to DVD’s and creator of eight Palmer/Pletsch sewing notion products, including PerfectFuse™ Interfacings. . Palmer has also been designing for The McCall Pattern Co. since 1980, and Vogue prior to that. She has written the guidesheets for over 250 patterns and includes fit and sewing tips. There are alteration lines printed on the pattern tissue to make altering easier. She is dubbed The McCall Pattern Company's "Fit Expert". She has been an educator for an interfacing company, a department store buyer, and has conducted seminars throughout North America and Australia. She currently teaches workshops in Portland, Oregon where she trains consumers and teachers. She was honored as AAFCS (American Association of Family and Consumer Science) Entrepreneur of the Year and is in the Sewing Guild Hall of Fame. She was instrumental in the founding of the national ASDP (Association of Sewing and Design Professionals) and received the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.