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Sheath Dresses Inspired by Art

Sheath Dresses Inspired by Art

Designers interpret masterpieces as sheath dresses.

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Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, at the Metropolitan Museum, New York

Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, at the Metropolitan Museum, New York

The Met has mounted a stunning exhibition contrasting handmade versus machine-made garments.

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Notions: Free-Motion Guides

Notions: Free-Motion Guides

Achieve a new level of control while free-motion stitching with these lightweight guides.

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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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18 Uses for Petersham Ribbon

18 Uses for Petersham Ribbon

Learn 18 ways to use this couture mainstay in your sewing.

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Video: How to Make Pleated Trim from Petersham

Video: How to Make Pleated Trim from Petersham

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Watch to learn how to create a beautiful pleated trim from petersham ribbon.

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15 Embroidery Tips, Techniques and Projects

15 Embroidery Tips, Techniques and Projects

This collection of techniques and tips will guide your next hand- or machine-worked embroidery project.

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Learn to Make a Vintage-Inspired Neckband

Learn to Make a Vintage-Inspired Neckband

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In this web extra from Threads #180, find out how to join a narrow neckband to a blouse neckline with fagoting stitches.

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Examine Museum Fashions Online, Courtesy of Lasell College

Examine Museum Fashions Online, Courtesy of Lasell College

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Lasell College's Fashion department, the National Endowment for the Arts, and professional designers team up to create an online multimedia library of techniques in American fashion design.

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How to Add a Sleeve Vent on a Lined Sleeve

How to Add a Sleeve Vent on a Lined Sleeve

Create a functional opening on a lined sleeve.

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Pleat to Measure

Pleat to Measure

Ingenious ways to calculate yardage and folds.

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Notions: Beginners Embroidery Machine

Notions: Beginner's Embroidery Machine

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This beginner-level embroidery machine is faster than any other in its price range.

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Notions: Custom Cover Service for Closures

Notions: Custom Cover Service for Closures

Order a bundle of buttons or buckles in a variety of styles and have them covered with your favorite fabric from your stash.

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Tailoring with Felted Wool, Part 4: The Felted Bark Coat is Finished

Tailoring with Felted Wool, Part 4: The Felted "Bark" Coat is Finished

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After installing the sleeves, lining, and closures, we have a spiffy coat. Read more to find out how I completed my tailored felted wool coat.

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Start to Finish, an Embroidered Fortuny Frock Coat

Start to Finish, an Embroidered Fortuny Frock Coat

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Kenneth D. King channels the 18th century and the 1960s in a Fortuny jeans jacket.

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Three Vintage Blouse Details to Try

Three Vintage Blouse Details to Try

Discover three ways to add vintage charm to your tops.

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Tiaras and Jewelry and Hats--Oh my!

Tiaras and Jewelry and Hats--Oh my!

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Western Costume, the source of Threads' featured back cover garments, houses a unique collection of clothes, costumes, and to-die-for accessories.

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How to Use a Ruffler

How to Use a Ruffler

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This handy attachment has a wide repertoire.

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Embellishments Special Issue Giveaway Winners

Embellishments Special Issue Giveaway Winners

Find out which lucky Threads members will be taking home a copy of this great magazine.

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Make a Removable Button Strip

Make a Removable Button Strip

Put your delicate closures on a removable band.

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