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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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A Nice Little Suit

A Nice Little Suit

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A consignment shop find is full of wonderful touches, both inside and out.

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Playing Dress Up at The 2011 Costume Institute Gala

Playing Dress Up at The 2011 Costume Institute Gala

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This year’s event was held to celebrate the opening of the Met’s new exhibition, “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty,” and a few of the stars seem to have taken inspiration from the designer's aesthetic.

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Get Gorgeous Fabrics in the Home Dec Department

Get Gorgeous Fabrics in the Home Dec Department

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See how our editors use these delicious decorator materials in garments.

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Fashionably royal patterns

Fashionably royal patterns

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The world watched as Kate Middleton, together with Sarah Burton, gave bridal fashion a new, yet tradtional, look. Here are some pattern suggestions that speak to this now iconic bridal gown.

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How to Embellish a Blouse with Beading

How to Embellish a Blouse with Beading

If you don't have time to hand sew a blouse, try embellishing a ready-to-wear creation.

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Museum Exhibit: Balenciaga and Spain

Museum Exhibit: Balenciaga and Spain

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Spanish culture and history influenced the work of haute couture master Cristóbal Balenciaga

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The Yoke Pattern for a Fantasy Fur Jacket

The Yoke Pattern for a Fantasy Fur Jacket

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Once the body of my jacket was constructed, I needed to finalize the pattern for the yoke, before cutting into the leather. Here's how I did it.

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MAGAZINE GIVEAWAY: Designer Techniques

MAGAZINE GIVEAWAY: "Designer Techniques"

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Our readers asked for a special issue about designer techniques. Now you can win this issue!

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Interlining a Slit Pocket

Interlining a Slit Pocket

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See the fur construction involving the slit pocket, as well as sewing the seams in this fantasy fur jacket.

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Book Giveaway: THE VICTORIAN TAILOR by Jason Maclochlainn

Book Giveaway: "THE VICTORIAN TAILOR" by Jason Maclochlainn

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If you're interested in Victorian tailoring, you'll want this book. You could be one of three winners!

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Little Black Dress From Start to Finish

Little Black Dress From Start to Finish

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What is it that makes the little black dress so coveted?

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Threads seamstress contributed to jacket on display at Winterthur Museum

Threads seamstress contributed to jacket on display at Winterthur Museum

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The gorgeous jacket is on loan from Plimoth Plantation in Massachusetts to the Textiles Gallery in Wilmington, Delaware.

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Enter Simplicitys Design Challenge for Your Chance To Win $1000

Enter Simplicity's Design Challenge for Your Chance To Win $1000

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Here's your chance to play inventor and help Simplicity design their next crafting machine.

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FIT MUSEUM EXHIBIT: Vivienne Westwood, 1980-89

FIT MUSEUM EXHIBIT: Vivienne Westwood, 1980-89

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Here's a glimpse into the life of renowned fashion designer, Vivienne Westwood

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Designer Charlotte Todd Auctions Kate Middletons Catwalk Dress

Designer Charlotte Todd Auctions Kate Middleton's Catwalk Dress

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British designer sells Kate Middleton's charity fashion show "dress."

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