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MAGAZINE GIVEAWAY: Spring 2011 SewStylish

MAGAZINE GIVEAWAY: Spring 2011 SewStylish

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You could win a copy of the latest SewStylish magazine to get your Spring sewing off to a great start!

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Sewing with creative materials

Sewing with creative materials

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Here's a peek at my latest project: working with synthetic hair to make fantasy fur.

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The Lady and the Cocoon

The Lady and the Cocoon

A Chinese empress is credited with silk's discovery in a popular legend.

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Inside a Silk Charmeuse Jacket

Inside a Silk Charmeuse Jacket

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I had a chance to re-visit a jacket I'd made some time back for a client - I thought you might like to see the inside story!

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Press Cloths Take Center Stage

Press Cloths Take Center Stage

Your press cloth collection is as useful as the most exotic iron or ironing board.

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Choose the Right Batting for Quilted Garments

Choose the Right Batting for Quilted Garments

Here are some tips for choosing matching your batting to your project.

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How to Sew with Sequin-Covered Fabric

How to Sew with Sequin-Covered Fabric

Learn techniques for keeping you sane when working with sequin-covered fabric.

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Getting the Best of Gabardine

Getting the Best of Gabardine

Wool gabardine is the perfect fabric to create couture garments that don't take couture time to sew.

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Learn the Secret Strength of Organza

Learn the Secret Strength of Organza

Add invisible, weightless support and strength with silk organza.

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Are you a Super Bowl widow?

Are you a Super Bowl widow?

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Ladies, while the guys are planning what pizza to order, you can make a few of your own plans.

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Balenciaga in New York

Balenciaga in New York

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There's a wonderful exhibit in New York - more than 70 of the great Spanish couturier Cristobal Balenciaga's items are on show at The Queen Sofia Spanish Institute.

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The Kermit-Green Jacket

The Kermit-Green Jacket

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I figured out a way to save this severely worn green jacket, which haunted my dreams, from the Salvation Army.

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Sewing findings on securely

Sewing findings on securely

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It's disappointing to look inside an otherwise nicely-sewn garment and see snaps or hooks and eyes that are poorly sewn on. Happily, couture comes to the rescue with a technique that elegantly combines form and function.

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Find Inspiration in Amazing Artisan Textiles

Find Inspiration in Amazing Artisan Textiles

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"1,000 Artisan Textiles" features works to spark new ideas for anyone who sews

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Our Friend, Fred Bloebaum

Our Friend, Fred Bloebaum

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In memory of our beloved friend and colleague, Fred Bloebaum

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The Fortuny Shirt

The Fortuny Shirt

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I came into a large piece of Fortuny printed cotton recently. I chose to make a shirt, which presented a challenge when finishing the armhole.

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Museum Exhibit: To Dye For

Museum Exhibit: To Dye For

The de Young Museum in San Francisco explores the history of dyeing fabric.

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Fabric U Puts a World of Fabric at Your Fingertips

Fabric U Puts a World of Fabric at Your Fingertips

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App for iPhones and iPads offers is an on-the-go guide to fabric

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Organza beaded feather edge

Organza beaded "feather" edge

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This is a variation of a trim I make for my souffle sweaters. It is an elegant trimming for evening clothes, but I actually like it combined with a salt-and-pepper tweed.

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How to Make a Stylish Summer Dress

How to Make a Stylish Summer Dress

Check out this tutorial by fabric designer Anna Maria Horner for an easy new summer dress.

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