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Princess seams, and other treacherous curves!

Princess seams, and other treacherous curves!

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There seems to be some confusion about sewing an inside seam to an outside seam, without puckering one side or the other. I'm posting this, to help all of those people I've talked to, who have this question.

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Moulage class, a shameless plug, for those who are interested...

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I've had people ask when I was next giving a bodice moulage (French method) class in Manhattan. I have dates!

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Cut-on Gusset

Cut-on Gusset

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This technique from the classic Norfolk jacket provides incredible mobility for your arms while allowing for a closely fitting bodice

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Moving Flare in a Skirt

Moving Flare in a Skirt

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Understanding how fullness is added and arranged in a flare skirt, can give you an understanding of how fitting principles work.

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No Ruler, No Problem

No Ruler, No Problem

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An old toy saved the day when I tried to alter a pattern without my sewing tools.

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More on A Moveable Waist from Threads Issue #144

More on A Moveable Waist from Threads Issue #144

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Author David Page Coffin expands on creating an adjustable waistband

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Lets Get Away

Let's Get Away

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You don’t have to take a slow boat to China to get alone with your muse. Try a sewing retreat, instead.

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Book Giveaway: Easy Guide to Sewing

Book Giveaway: Easy Guide to Sewing

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Easy Guide to Sewing is the perfect mother's day gift for any sewer. And, while you're at it, win a copy for yourself.

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Special Fitting Issue

Special Fitting Issue

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Just in time for Spring! Check out the latest issue of Threads Magazine, on newsstands now.

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On Fitting Sleeves

On Fitting Sleeves

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Your favorite off-the-rack fashions hold the secret to perfectly shaped sleeve caps and armholes.

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Fitting DVD Series Preview

Fitting DVD Series Preview

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In this video preview, you'll learn 6 fitting techniques from the Threads Fitting DVD Series.

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Adapt a Bra to Accommodate a Prosthesis

Adapt a Bra to Accommodate a Prosthesis

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Creating a post-mastectomy bra from a purchased garment requires only basic sewing skills and a little attention to detail.

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The Seam Method of Pattern Alteration

The Seam Method of Pattern Alteration

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An innovative technique for pattern alteration that's simple to understand and easy to do, offering options other techniques don't.

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Understanding the Basic Shawl-Collar Pattern

Understanding the Basic Shawl-Collar Pattern

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Learn how to make this distinctive collar type, drafted with the lapel and collar in one, for easy sewing and flattering. style

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Choosing Fabric for Plus-Sized Designs

Choosing Fabric for Plus-Sized Designs

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The aesthetics, durability, and comfort of the fiber are the most important criteria to consider when choosing fabric for plus-sized designs.

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1860s Silk Ensemble

1860's Silk Ensemble

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A delightful lady wanted me to create a new 1860's ensemble for her.  We designed it together having been been influenced by photos, research and her likes & dislikes.  40 yds. of silk...

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Draft a Two-Piece Collar with a Stand

Draft a Two-Piece Collar with a Stand

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Use these step-by-step instructions to design a two-piece collar with a stand.

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The Ease Factor in Pattern-Drafting Software

The Ease Factor in Pattern-Drafting Software

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Selecting the correct amount of ease is critical in drafting a great-fitting pattern.

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The Dowagers Hump

The Dowager's Hump

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Learn the best solution for fitting a rounded upper back.

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New Features for Threads

New Features for Threads

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You may have noticed our new look, but there are also some exciting new features to explore. Upload your own project photos to the Reader's Closet, and share your thoughts or questions with our new commenting tool.

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