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Pattern Roundup: Summer 2016 Maxi Dresses

Pattern Roundup: Summer 2016 Maxi Dresses

The maxi dress has become a staple of the summer wardrobe. This easy-to-wear garment can be designed in virtually any style, making it hugely popular. To help inspire your summer sewing adventures, here's a selection of new maxi dress patterns.

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9 Ways to Write on Fabric

9 Ways to Write on Fabric

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Fun techniques for adding text to your projects!

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Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 13 - Finale: New York State of Mind

Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 13 - "Finale: New York State of Mind"

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Find out who was named top designer after a grueling, four-day challenge.

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Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 12 - Prince of Prints

Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 12 - "Prince of Prints"

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In this last challenge before the finale, the designers create custom prints.

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Custom Dress Form Options

Custom Dress Form Options

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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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Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 11 - State of the Art

Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 11 - "State of the Art"

The five remaining contestants were asked to make wearable art, avant-garde style.

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Project Runway: Junior - Now Casting for Season 2!

Project Runway: Junior - Now Casting for Season 2!

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If you or a teen you know might be interested in being a fashion designer contestant, it's time to answer a casting call!

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Zipper Basics: Sliders and Stops

Zipper Basics: Sliders and Stops

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This information is essential for anyone who wants to be sure they're approaching zippers the right way.

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Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 10 - Rebel with a Cause

Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 10 - "Rebel with a Cause"

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Fashion and philanthropy go hand in hand when contestants vie for the opportunity to design for contemporary brand N:Philanthropy.

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Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 9 - A Touch of Style

Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 9 - "A Touch of Style"

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"Athleisure" garments are the challenge. Find out who hits a home run and who strikes out.

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Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 8 - Once Upon A Runway

Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 8 - "Once Upon A Runway"

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A fairy tale-inspired challenge offered unique design inspiration.

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Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 7 - Bait and Stitch

Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 7 - "Bait and Stitch"

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Find out which designer came up with the best high-end evening resort wear.

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Transform an Old Pair of Jeans into a Cell Phone Wallet

Transform an Old Pair of Jeans into a Cell Phone Wallet

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This quick upcycling project requires only four materials. A free pattern is included.

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Fairy-tale Fashion at FIT

Fairy-tale Fashion at FIT

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Visit this exhibition in person or online to see how fashion can be Grimm, not grim.

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Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 6 - Going for Baroque

Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 6 - "Going for Baroque"

The designers create couture-inspired garments with a historical bent. But has anyone actually studied European history?

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More Fabulous Art-Wear by Cassie Stephens

More Fabulous Art-Wear by Cassie Stephens

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Cassie Stephens' colorful outfits are inspired by famous works of art.

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Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 5 - Birthday Suits

Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 5 - "Birthday Suits"

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After last week's "Unconventional Challenge," the designers were faced with what might be the most unconventional challenge to date.

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A Fashionable Tribute to Nancy Reagan

A Fashionable Tribute to Nancy Reagan

We remember Nancy Reagan as a fashion icon. Our hearts were saddened by the passing of former First Lady Nancy Reagan on March 6, 2016.

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Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 4 - Fashion 911

Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 4 - "Fashion 911"

This week,the remaining 11 contestants were faced with the always-dreaded unconventional materials challenge.

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Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 3 - A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock N Roll

Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 3 - "A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock 'N' Roll"

In this episode, contestants were introduced to the four-member country band Little Big Town. Their challenge was all about getting opposites to attract.

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