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The Winner of Vintage Lingerie is...

The Winner of "Vintage Lingerie" is...

Congratulations to the winner of "Vintage Lingerie" by Jill Salen.

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The Winner of Hat Shop is...

The Winner of "Hat Shop" is...

Congratulations to the winner of "Hat Shop" by Susanne Woods!

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How to Make a Snail Frog Closure

How to Make a Snail Frog Closure

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I chose to use a snail frog as a closure for an upcoming project in Threads. This is part of a class that I teach on Patternreview.com, and I excerpt it here!

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A Vintage Blouse Embellished with Soutache Braid

A Vintage Blouse Embellished with Soutache Braid

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Looking at vintage garments can inspire your sewing and can be a great teaching tool.

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Book Giveaway: Hat Shop

Book Giveaway: "Hat Shop"

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You could win "Hat Shop" by Suzanne Woods!

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Add Zipper-Pull Tassels to a Portfolio Clutch Bag

Add Zipper-Pull Tassels to a Portfolio Clutch Bag

Decorate zipper pulls with chain, suede, or leather tassels.

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The Big Reveal

The Big Reveal

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Finally after several requests (and some time for you all to rest up), to celebrate the New Year, the hair jacket makes its debut, with the full-on photo shoot. There was hair, makeup, and a wind machine involved!

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Snowflakes are no longer needed! The Winter Wonderland is complete!

Snowflakes are no longer needed! The Winter Wonderland is complete!

Thanks to all who assisted The Connecticut PTSA's snowflake efforts.

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Project Runway All Stars, Episode 7: An Unconventional Nightmare Before Christmas

Project Runway All Stars, Episode 7: "An Unconventional Nightmare Before Christmas"

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In a non-fabric challenge, the designers create looks from holiday decorations

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The Pink Horsie Jacket!

The Pink Horsie Jacket!

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This is a treasure I found while visiting Toronto.

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The Winner of All Sewn Up is...

The Winner of "All Sewn Up" is...

Check to see if you've won!

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Using Buttons as Embellishment

Using Buttons as Embellishment

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Find out what Kenneth D. King created when he inherited 75 pounds of antique uniform buttons.

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A Glimpse of a Project in Progress

A Glimpse of a Project in Progress

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This is a project I'm working on, which will be done before the holidays. Just a teaser...

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How to Make Bubble Fabric Trim

How to Make Bubble Fabric Trim

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I found a vintage jacket at the thrift shop recently with this great trim, and decided that I wanted to figure out how to do it.

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Another Way to Make Pleated-Ribbon Trim

Another Way to Make Pleated-Ribbon Trim

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A correspondent recently emailed me with a photo of a trim which she couldn't figure out how to do. In order to spread the wealth, I decided to outline it for you all.

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How to Dye Fabric after Devore

How to Dye Fabric after Devore

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Learn how to dye fabric after burning out designs with this tutorial.  

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Peacock feathers have been used in fashion for decades

Peacock feathers have been used in fashion for decades

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From fabric, to painting, to actual feathers, peacocks have been a design inspiration.

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How to Make Hairpin Lace

How to Make Hairpin Lace

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"Hairpin lace" evokes various images, but when worked in different materials and different scale, is another thing entirely.

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How to Add a Twisted Bias-Strip Panel

How to Add a Twisted Bias-Strip Panel

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Twisted bias strips elevate a basic garment from corporate to chic.

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A Look at Exposed Zippers

A Look at Exposed Zippers

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In the August/September issue of Threads we demonstrated how to install exposed zippers. Check out extra detail photos that we couldn't fit in the magazine.

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