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Pattern Roundup: Autumn Vests and Jackets Four Clever Reader Tips Fall 2016's strong color palette Q&A: How to Sew a Welt Pocket Over a Dart Q&A: Couture Pressing Guidelines

Pattern Roundup: Autumn Vests and Jackets

Simplicity's Autumn 2016 collection features a variety of vest and jacket patterns for any age and body type.

Four Clever Reader Tips

Four reader-submitted tips that will help you sew better than ever.

Fall 2016's strong color palette

Autumnal colors skew towards the bold, vibrant, and playful, led by blue rather than the more typical staid brown-based earth tones.

Q&A: How to Sew a Welt Pocket Over a Dart

A tailoring expert shares his advice for sewing a double-welt pocket over a dart.

Q&A: Couture Pressing Guidelines

Susan Khalje shares pressing tips for formal garments.

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Dive Into Scuba Knits The Detroit Cuff How to Drape Bust Darts Bobbinwork Embroidery Chanel Jacket Comparison

Dive Into Scuba Knits

Sew with neoprene’s high-style alternative.

The Detroit Cuff

Adapt a classic work jacket feature to any sleeve.

How to Drape Bust Darts

For a personalized fit, shape fabric on the body.

Bobbinwork Embroidery

Stitch motifs with specialty thread in the bobbin.

Chanel Jacket Comparison

The fascinating differences between haute couture and ready-to-wear.

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