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Everything old is new again

Everything old is new again

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Simplicity digs 1960s style

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Finally! Project Runway is Ready to Roll

Finally! Project Runway is Ready to Roll

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Are you ready to watch? Lifetime announces Season 9 to premiere July 28

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BOOK GIVEAWAY: Spacesuit--Fashioning Apollo

BOOK GIVEAWAY: Spacesuit--Fashioning Apollo

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Did you know the Apollo spacesuits were hand-sewn and contained 21 layers? You could win this fascinating book!

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Installing the Front Band to the Fantasy Fur Jacket

Installing the Front Band to the Fantasy Fur Jacket

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Here's the next installment in the continuing series, installing the front band to the fantasy fur jacket.

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Your Favorite Jacket Can Become a Vest

Your Favorite Jacket Can Become a Vest

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Turn your favorite jacket pattern into your new favorite vest. Or, if you just don't have enough fabric to make a jacket, create a great casual vest.

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Custom Pants Pattern Workshops at Your Request

Custom Pants Pattern Workshops at Your Request

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Tailoring expert Joyce Murphy creates custom pants patterns for small groups of sewers around the country, traveling where she’s needed on request.

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Show Your Support and Embellish a Bra

"Show Your Support" and Embellish a Bra

There's time to make a stunning entry for the annual bra contest at the American Sewing Expo

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Sewing for Fashion--and Awards

Sewing for Fashion--and Awards

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The American Sewing Guild Conference is just a few short months away (Aug. 18-21, 2011) in Los Angeles, but there’s still time to enter the ASG’s annual Fashion Show. Submit your application by July 30!

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Leather Lacing for Fantasy Fur Jacket

Leather Lacing for Fantasy Fur Jacket

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This is the process by which I determined the kind and placement of the lacing that holds the leather yoke to the fantasy fur.

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How to Create Great Garments with Stenciling

How to Create Great Garments with Stenciling

Simple fabric painting offers unlimited possibilities for great garments.

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MUSEUM EXHIBIT: Sporting Life at FIT

MUSEUM EXHIBIT: "Sporting Life" at FIT

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If you enjoy wearing casual clothes, you'll enjoy this exhibit!

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Project Accessory Begins Casting Soon

'Project Accessory' Begins Casting Soon

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Have you heard about the accessory-themed "Project Runway" spin-off?

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Color Coordination

Color Coordination

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The process of color forecasting seems a little mysterious, but the resulting color forecasts are never dull. How do you interpret or incorporate seasonal color trends in your own sewing?

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Pintuck a Ruffle

Pintuck a Ruffle

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A deep ruffle at the bottom of a skirt keeps the fullness away from the hips. Replace gathers with pintucks for a flounce that's less fussy.

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Dance costumes sparkle with hand applied embellishments

Dance costumes sparkle with hand applied embellishments

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You have the opportunity to vote for your favorite dance costume

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Silk-Ribbon Embroidery by Machine

Silk-Ribbon Embroidery by Machine

A fast new approach to traditional embroidery with results that look hand sewn.

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Museum Exhibit: Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty

Museum Exhibit: Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty

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If you can't visit the Metropolitan Museum to see the exhibit, you'll want to visit the Met website.

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The Techniques Behind Armani Jackets

The Techniques Behind Armani Jackets

Armani-inspired construction techniques can be applied to any jacket pattern you think worthy of a technical upgrade.

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How to Create Sheer Magic

How to Create Sheer Magic

Layering transparent fabrics over other textiles creates multiple options for new surfaces.

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Makers of All Stripes Come Together

Makers of All Stripes Come Together

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Billed as “part playground, part science fair, part welding shop, and part county fair,” Maker Faire brings together DIY crafters and “makers” of every kind as exhibitors showing their innovative work.

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