Copyright (c) 2016 en-us Threads - Design category featured posts Threads - Design category featured posts Sat, 03 Dec 2016 02:36:39 -0500 Threads - Design category featured posts Threads - Design category featured posts <![CDATA[Pattern Roundup: Vintage-Inspired Styles]]> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 06:25:00 -0500 Pattern Roundup: Vintage-Inspired Styles Posted by jpetersen
Make old styles new again with these vintage patterns from Simplicity, EvaDress, and Decades of Style, among others. ]]>
<![CDATA[How to Sew a Velvet Frock Coat]]> Tue, 15 Nov 2016 13:15:00 -0500 How to Sew a Velvet Frock Coat Posted by KennethDKing
My Fortuny frock coat now has a little brother. Read along to find out how I constructed a modified frock coat using a vintage velvet bedspread. ]]>
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Cape Super Express 224]]> Thu, 10 Nov 2016 16:19:22 -0500 Pattern Review: Cape Super Express 224 Posted by ThreadsMagazine
This fully lined, knee-length cape has a 2-inch-wide collar band or a two-piece hood, horizontal arm slots, and angled side-front seams that house hidden inseam pockets. ]]>
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Deer and Doe Bruyere Shirt D0013]]> Thu, 10 Nov 2016 16:19:20 -0500 Pattern Review: Deer and Doe Bruyere Shirt D0013 Posted by ThreadsMagazine
A thigh-length tunic offers a twist on the classic men’s dress shirt. It has a spread collar, a separate button placket, a self-lined back yoke, and a curved shirttail hem. ]]>
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Armani's Unlined Jacket 1516]]> Thu, 10 Nov 2016 16:18:53 -0500 Pattern Review: Armani's Unlined Jacket 1516 Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Enjoy a jacket to wear for years to come. It is fitted, with a notched lapel with rounded edges, angled double-welt pockets, front and back shoulder princess seams, a center-back seam, a single-button closure, shaped two-piece sleeves, sleeve heads, and shoulder pads. ]]>
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: 1947 Dress With Cutouts D40-4185]]> Thu, 10 Nov 2016 16:18:52 -0500 Pattern Review: 1947 Dress With Cutouts D40-4185 Posted by ThreadsMagazine
This V-neck dress replicates a vintage Butterick look. Details abound, including shoulder cutouts and custom shoulder pads. Sleeve options are one-piece tulip sleeves, three-quarter sleeves, or long sleeves with elbow darts and hem slits. ]]>
<![CDATA[Vote for the Winner of the Halloween Costume Contest]]> Fri, 04 Nov 2016 15:41:21 -0500 Vote for the Winner of the Halloween Costume Contest Posted by EvamarieGomez
The five semifinalist have been chosen. Now, it's your turn to rock the vote! ]]>
<![CDATA[Make It With Wool 2016 Winner Compilation]]> Tue, 01 Nov 2016 14:20:39 -0500 Make It With Wool 2016 Winner Compilation Posted by mgiroux
The national Make It With Wool competition (MIWW) promotes wool's beauty and versatility and recognizes excellence and creativity in garment sewing and knitting. Here, Threads highlights seven individuals who won awards in the January 2016 national judging round. ]]>
<![CDATA[Print and Dye Fabric with Rust]]> Fri, 02 Sep 2016 10:15:58 -0500 Print and Dye Fabric with Rust Posted by MaryRay
Try this easy and eco-friendly technique to personalize your fabric with spectacular surface design. It requires little working space and minimal supplies and equipment. ]]>
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Style Arc Taylor Knit Skirt]]> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:56:20 -0500 Pattern Review: Style Arc Taylor Knit Skirt Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Try a quick, below-knee, pull-on knit skirt. This design is form-fitting, with negative ease. It consists of two panels joined by diagonal seams in front and in back, with edgestitching along the front seam and a front hemline slit. ]]>
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Simplicity 8056 Trousers or Shorts]]> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:55:43 -0500 Pattern Review: Simplicity 8056 Trousers or Shorts Posted by ThreadsMagazine
This Amazing Fit tailored trouser pattern has clean lines, slightly flared legs, and pattern piece options for different body types. ]]>
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Simplicity 8058 Ensemble]]> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:55:41 -0500 Pattern Review: Simplicity 8058 Ensemble Posted by ThreadsMagazine
A lot of style is packed into these pieces by Cynthia Rowley. The hip-length, unlined jacket has a raised neckline, an asymmetrical front, dropped shoulders, patch pockets, and a bound buttonhole closure. ]]>
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: McCall's 7330 Jumpsuits]]> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:55:37 -0500 Pattern Review: McCall's 7330 Jumpsuits Posted by ThreadsMagazine
A stylish jumpsuit and romper pattern brims with dressmaker details. The core design consists of two pieces joined by an inset waistband that sits at the natural waist. ]]>
<![CDATA[Pattern Roundup: Summer 2016 Jumpsuits and Rompers]]> Thu, 11 Aug 2016 16:04:42 -0500 Pattern Roundup: Summer 2016 Jumpsuits and Rompers Posted by jpetersen
Stay on top of summer trends with new patterns from McCall's, Butterick, and Kwik Sew. This summer, jumpsuits and rompers are flying off retailers' shelves so why not sew one of your own? ]]>
<![CDATA[Meet the Cast of Project Runway Season 15]]> Thu, 11 Aug 2016 15:16:57 -0500 Meet the Cast of Project Runway Season 15 Posted by jpetersen
Season 15 of Project Runway premieres at 9 p.m.(EDT)/8 p.m.(CDT) September 15, 2016. ]]>
<![CDATA[Heirloom Details Add Subtle Sophistication]]> Thu, 07 Jul 2016 15:22:00 -0500 Heirloom Details Add Subtle Sophistication Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Discover sophistication in youthful embellishments with these to heirloom sewing techniques. ]]>
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Marfy 3786 Dress]]> Thu, 07 Jul 2016 14:35:55 -0500 Pattern Review: Marfy 3786 Dress Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Combine fabulous fabrics and trim in this slim-fitting, knee-length dress. It has a three-piece front bodice, an angled waist seam, and loose tucks on the skirt front. ]]>
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: New Look 6394 Blouse]]> Thu, 07 Jul 2016 14:35:08 -0500 Pattern Review: New Look 6394 Blouse Posted by ThreadsMagazine
The mix-and-match details on this versatile blouse pattern are fun to contemplate. The five views offer two lengths and have bust darts, curved hemlines, and a pleated or darted back. ]]>
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Ralph Pink Ariani Dress]]> Thu, 07 Jul 2016 14:35:07 -0500 Pattern Review: Ralph Pink Ariani Dress Posted by ThreadsMagazine
This bias-cut, sleeveless dress has a band collar, self-lined flounces edging the neckline and the front armscyes, and a center-back zipper. ]]>
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Butterick 6286 Retro Suit]]> Thu, 07 Jul 2016 14:35:05 -0500 Pattern Review: Butterick 6286 Retro Suit Posted by ThreadsMagazine
This 1944 design, updated from the Butterick archives, has extended, padded shoulders. The slim cut, however, reveals an hourglass shape. ]]>