Copyright (c) 2016 ThreadsMagazine.com en-us Threads - "SewStylish" blog entries Threads - "SewStylish" blog entries http://www.threadsmagazine.com/blog/sewstylish Sun, 26 Jun 2016 07:44:32 -0500 Threads - "SewStylish" blog entries Threads - "SewStylish" blog entries http://www.threadsmagazine.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.threadsmagazine.com/blog/sewstylish <![CDATA[Pattern Roundup: Summer 2016 Maxi Dresses]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 09:31:51 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47912/pattern-roundup-summer-2016-maxi-dresses http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47912/pattern-roundup-summer-2016-maxi-dresses Pattern Roundup: Summer 2016 Maxi Dresses Posted by jpetersen
The maxi dress has become a staple of the summer wardrobe. This easy-to-wear garment can be designed in virtually any style, making it hugely popular. To help inspire your summer sewing adventures, here's a selection of new maxi dress patterns. ]]>
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<![CDATA[9 Ways to Write on Fabric]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 06:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48099/9-ways-to-write-on-fabric http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48099/9-ways-to-write-on-fabric 9 Ways to Write on Fabric Posted by dfinkle
Fun techniques for adding text to your projects! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 13 - "Finale: New York State of Mind"]]> Mon, 09 May 2016 15:48:01 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48057/project-runway-all-stars-season-5-episode-13-finale-new-york-state-of-mind http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48057/project-runway-all-stars-season-5-episode-13-finale-new-york-state-of-mind Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 13 - Posted by CarolFresia
Find out who was named top designer after a grueling, four-day challenge. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 12 - "Prince of Prints"]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 16:20:26 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48004/project-runway-all-stars-season-5-episode-12-prince-of-prints http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48004/project-runway-all-stars-season-5-episode-12-prince-of-prints Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 12 - Posted by CarolFresia
In this last challenge before the finale, the designers create custom prints. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Custom Dress Form Options]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 12:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47476/custom-dress-form-options http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47476/custom-dress-form-options Custom Dress Form Options Posted by SLMiller
There are several options for custom-manufactured or customizable dress forms for home sewers, and each has different features, different benefits, and different price points. Here's a brief overview. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 11 - "State of the Art"]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 08:29:19 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47913/project-runway-all-stars-season-5-episode-11-state-of-the-art http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47913/project-runway-all-stars-season-5-episode-11-state-of-the-art Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 11 - Posted by jpetersen
The five remaining contestants were asked to make wearable art, avant-garde style. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Project Runway: Junior - Now Casting for Season 2!]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 08:29:08 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47909/project-runway-junior-now-casting-for-season-2 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47909/project-runway-junior-now-casting-for-season-2 Project Runway: Junior - Now Casting for Season 2! Posted by jpetersen
If you or a teen you know might be interested in being a fashion designer contestant, it's time to answer a casting call! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Zipper Basics: Sliders and Stops]]> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 16:10:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/41615/zipper-basics-sliders-and-stops http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/41615/zipper-basics-sliders-and-stops Zipper Basics: Sliders and Stops Posted by SewStylishMagazine
This information is essential for anyone who wants to be sure they're approaching zippers the right way. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 10 - "Rebel with a Cause"]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 08:55:33 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47848/project-runway-all-stars-season-5-episode-10-rebel-with-a-cause http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47848/project-runway-all-stars-season-5-episode-10-rebel-with-a-cause Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 10 - Posted by CarolFresia
Fashion and philanthropy go hand in hand when contestants vie for the opportunity to design for contemporary brand N:Philanthropy. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 9 - "A Touch of Style"]]> Wed, 13 Apr 2016 09:21:32 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47805/project-runway-all-stars-season-5-episode-9-a-touch-of-style http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47805/project-runway-all-stars-season-5-episode-9-a-touch-of-style Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 9 - Posted by CarolFresia
"Athleisure" garments are the challenge. Find out who hits a home run and who strikes out. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 8 - "Once Upon A Runway"]]> Tue, 05 Apr 2016 13:17:59 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47721/project-runway-all-stars-season-5-episode-8-once-upon-a-runway http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47721/project-runway-all-stars-season-5-episode-8-once-upon-a-runway Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 8 - Posted by jpetersen
A fairy tale-inspired challenge offered unique design inspiration. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 7 - "Bait and Stitch"]]> Mon, 28 Mar 2016 10:49:34 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47604/project-runway-all-stars-season-5-episode-7-bait-and-stitch http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47604/project-runway-all-stars-season-5-episode-7-bait-and-stitch Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 7 - Posted by jpetersen
Find out which designer came up with the best high-end evening resort wear. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Transform an Old Pair of Jeans into a Cell Phone Wallet]]> Fri, 25 Mar 2016 13:33:13 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47399/transform-an-old-pair-of-jeans-into-a-cell-phone-wallet http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47399/transform-an-old-pair-of-jeans-into-a-cell-phone-wallet Transform an Old Pair of Jeans into a Cell Phone Wallet Posted by dfinkle
This quick upcycling project requires only four materials. A free pattern is included. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Fairy-tale Fashion at FIT]]> Wed, 23 Mar 2016 14:34:44 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47557/fairy-tale-fashion-at-fit http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47557/fairy-tale-fashion-at-fit Fairy-tale Fashion at FIT Posted by CarolFresia
Visit this exhibition in person or online to see how fashion can be Grimm, not grim. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 6 - "Going for Baroque"]]> Tue, 22 Mar 2016 10:44:35 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47447/project-runway-all-stars-season-5-episode-6-going-for-baroque http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47447/project-runway-all-stars-season-5-episode-6-going-for-baroque Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 6 - Posted by jpetersen
The designers create couture-inspired garments with a historical bent. But has anyone actually studied European history? ]]>
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<![CDATA[More Fabulous Art-Wear by Cassie Stephens]]> Fri, 18 Mar 2016 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47298/more-fabulous-art-wear-by-cassie-stephens http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47298/more-fabulous-art-wear-by-cassie-stephens More Fabulous Art-Wear by Cassie Stephens Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Cassie Stephens' colorful outfits are inspired by famous works of art. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 5 - "Birthday Suits"]]> Thu, 17 Mar 2016 16:51:24 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47448/project-runway-all-stars-season-5-episode-5-birthday-suits http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47448/project-runway-all-stars-season-5-episode-5-birthday-suits Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 5 - Posted by jpetersen
After last week's "Unconventional Challenge," the designers were faced with what might be the most unconventional challenge to date. ]]>
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<![CDATA[A Fashionable Tribute to Nancy Reagan]]> Wed, 09 Mar 2016 09:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47416/a-fashionable-tribute-to-nancy-reagan http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47416/a-fashionable-tribute-to-nancy-reagan A Fashionable Tribute to Nancy Reagan Posted by ThreadsMagazine
We remember Nancy Reagan as a fashion icon. Our hearts were saddened by the passing of former First Lady Nancy Reagan on March 6, 2016. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 4 - "Fashion 911"]]> Mon, 07 Mar 2016 10:28:34 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47303/project-runway-all-stars-season-5-episode-4-fashion-911 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47303/project-runway-all-stars-season-5-episode-4-fashion-911 Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 4 - Posted by jpetersen
This week,the remaining 11 contestants were faced with the always-dreaded unconventional materials challenge. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 3 - "A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock 'N' Roll"]]> Thu, 03 Mar 2016 09:40:30 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47304/project-runway-all-stars-season-5-episode-3-a-little-bit-country-a-little-bit-rock-n-roll http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47304/project-runway-all-stars-season-5-episode-3-a-little-bit-country-a-little-bit-rock-n-roll Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 3 - Posted by jpetersen
In this episode, contestants were introduced to the four-member country band Little Big Town. Their challenge was all about getting opposites to attract. ]]>
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