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An Inside Look at Vintage Dior Strapless Gowns from the 1950s

An Inside Look at Vintage Dior Strapless Gowns from the 1950s

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Peek inside two garments from the study collection at the Fashion Institute of Technology to see how the designer constructed a mid-20th century bodice.

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Pattern Roundup: Halloween Costumes

Pattern Roundup: Halloween Costumes

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Get ready for Halloween by sewing one of these TV- or movie-inspired Simplicity costumes.

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Tennis Dress Worn by Billie Jean King in Battle of the Sexes Match Needed Last-Minute Sparkle

Tennis Dress Worn by Billie Jean King in "Battle of the Sexes" Match Needed Last-Minute Sparkle

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Emma Stone wears a custom replica of Billie Jean King’s Smithsonian-preserved backup tennis dress in "Battle of the Sexes" film.

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How to Make a Comfy Custom Patchwork Pillow

How to Make a Comfy Custom Patchwork Pillow

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Whether you call it a pillow or floor seat, this quick cushion will be a favorite when curling up on the sofa or floor.

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Pattern Review: Hot Patterns Fast & Fabulous La Strada T-Shirt 1167

Pattern Review: Hot Patterns Fast & Fabulous La Strada T-Shirt 1167

The La Strada T-shirt blouse has a slouchy, relaxed silhouette, V-neckline, dropped shoulders, a curved yoke seamed at center back, and a high-low shirttail hem.

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Pattern Review: How to Do Fashion No. 7 Ensemble

Pattern Review: How to Do Fashion No. 7 Ensemble

A 1930s-inspired ensemble exudes a timeless elegance. The blouse has a curved empire waistline with the front bodice cut on the bias, curved shoulder seams with an extended cap, 3⁄4-inch-deep shoulder tucks that fold toward center front, a boatneck with slight cowl, and a back-neckline opening with a button-and-loop closure.

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Pattern Review: Decades of Style 1950s Alicia Claire Blouse

Pattern Review: Decades of Style 1950s Alicia Claire Blouse

This pullover blouse has an asymmetrical neckline, shawl collar with a single button closure, three-quarter set-in sleeves, and tulip petal cuffs. It is shaped with bust darts, front and back waist darts, back shoulder darts, and elbow darts.

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Pattern Roundup: Classy Attire

Pattern Roundup: Classy Attire

Here are a few patterns that can work together to create one killer outfit.

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Pattern Review: McCall's 7547

Pattern Review: McCall's 7547

These close-fitting jeans and overalls are a great wardrobe update. The pattern can be made as shorts or full length with a choice of tapered or bell bottom shapes.

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Sewing-Related Events in September 2017

Sewing-Related Events in September 2017

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National Sewing Month is bursting with events for anyone who loves fiber arts.

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Intriguing Details for Pieced Garments

Intriguing Details for Pieced Garments

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Take your art-to-wear garments to the next level with these special techniques.

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Autumn Sewing Inspiration

Autumn Sewing Inspiration

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Take a peek at our pattern suggestions for making a fall and winter wardrobe.

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Book Review: Books About Sewing For Men

Book Review: Books About Sewing For Men

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These new and evergreen publications will inspire you to sew high-quality, stylish menswear.

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Pattern RoundUp: Handkerchief Hems

Pattern RoundUp: Handkerchief Hems

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Experiment with handkerchief hem patterns. The skirt detail adds personality to the typical dress.

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Pattern Review: Marfy 3949 Top

Pattern Review: Marfy 3949 Top

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This versatile pattern is planned as an asymmetrical top with eight panels and a sweetheart or V-neckline.

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Pattern Review: McCalls 7513 Jacket

Pattern Review: McCall's 7513 Jacket

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This jacket has a fitted waist and two peplum styles.

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Pattern Review: Vogue 1522 Ensemble

Pattern Review: Vogue 1522 Ensemble

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This ensemble pattern features a pull-on top with a boat neckline and comfy, pull-on knit pants

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Pattern Review: Butterick 6146 Dress

Pattern Review: Butterick 6146 Dress

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This design by Connie Crawford is a graceful floor-length fit-and-flare gown with a sweeping skirt.

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Sewing Inspiration: Destination Helsinki, Finland

Sewing Inspiration: Destination Helsinki, Finland

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Textile and fashion designers in the Finnish capital clearly draw inspiration from the region's architecture, both natural and human-made.

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Pattern Roundup: Palazzo Pants

Pattern Roundup: Palazzo Pants

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Try palazzo pants as your next summer sewing project.

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