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Behind-the-Scenes at DittoForm Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, at the Metropolitan Museum, New York Video: How to Attach an All-in-One Facing Four Smart Ways to Finish a Facing Edge Custom Dress Form Options

Behind-the-Scenes at DittoForm

We promised you a look at more photos from the Threads editor visit to Bits of Thread in Washington, D.C., to learn about the DittoForm's custom dress form process.

Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, at the Metropolitan Museum, New York

The Met has mounted a stunning exhibition contrasting handmade versus machine-made garments.

Video: How to Attach an All-in-One Facing

Discover two methods for installing a facing that finishes the neckline and armhole.

Four Smart Ways to Finish a Facing Edge

In Threads #185 (June/July 2016), Daryl Lancaster teaches the essentials of drafting and installing facings. Learn the best ways to finish those facing edges.

Custom Dress Form Options

There are several options for custom-manufactured or customizable dress forms for home sewers, and each has different features, different benefits, and different price points. Here's a brief overview.

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Choose the Right Marking Tools From Body Scan to Custom Dress Form 16 Smart Sewing Tips from Professor King Create Facings How to Sew a Vintage Stand-Away Collar

Choose the Right Marking Tools

Get set to transfer symbols with the right tool for your fabric.

From Body Scan to Custom Dress Form

3-D scanning creates an accurate copy of your figure.

16 Smart Sewing Tips from Professor King

Techniques and advice to boost your sewing skills.

Create Facings

How to draft and sew these supportive edge finishes.

How to Sew a Vintage Stand-Away Collar

I recently came across a charming coat with a collar that looks complex but is easy to make. Follow along to learn how to create this vintage look based on a rolled collar.

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