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What were you sewing in 1985?

Aug 25, 2010
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In a few weeks the 25th Anniversary issue of Threads (Issue 151, Oct/Nov. 2010) will hit the newsstands. It’s hard to believe that Threads has been around since 1985. As we think back to the early days of Threads, we wondered, what you were sewing back in 1985?

Show us your garments
Do you still have garments you made back then (or anytime in the 80s). If so, post photos of them in our Reader’s Closet Gallery with a short description of your garment and the special details you used to construct it. We’ll choose a few of your garments to feature in the next issue.

Don’t be afraid to share your garments even if the styles are dated. After all, it was the 80’s.

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  1. sergergirl October 6th

    I was sewing maternity clothes on the same old Singer that I use today- yeah USA!

  2. User avater ClaireOKC September 13th

    OMG - I was deep into shoulder pads and just starting my company...white dresses and shoulder pads, I still have a few pieces, but recently cleaned out the closet - dang it, and gave a lot of it away, but I did take the buttons off lots of them.

  3. LouiseEY September 11th

    I was doing Men's shirts for a 6 1/2 foot high school son because we found nothing fit except BT dress shirts.

  4. Skymom September 3rd

    Yeah, do you really want to see my pin-striped faux-silk dolman-sleeved dress with flanges up the bodice and over the shoulders? Oddly, even though I know how dated it is, and hence how very, very wrong many of its design features seem today, I totally remember feeling fantastic and very stylish when I made and wore it.

  5. User avater Sewista September 1st

    Oh, my! I can really photograph and share that big shouldered, tailored, pin stripe suit I wore so much in the eighties? I'm on it!

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