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A Close Look at the Stitching Inside 2 Dior Garments

A Close Look at the Stitching Inside 2 Dior Garments

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Claire Shaeffer looked to two Dior garments for inspiration when coming up with a method for inserting a standard zipper without visible topstitching. Here’s a closer look at that stitching and other exquisite hand sewing and details on these couture garments.

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A Visit With a Savile Row Tailor

A Visit With a Savile Row Tailor

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When I was in London recently, I visited tailor Richard Anderson. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at his workroom and a walk through his method for matching plaids.

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Sew Better with Staystitching Fundamentals

Sew Better with Staystitching Fundamentals

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Although one of my favorite parts of sewing is creating interesting surface design, I’m well aware that it’s the underpinning steps in the process that make a garment truly successful and wearable.

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Construct a Flawless Collar Band

Construct a Flawless Collar Band

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Louise Cutting shares her technique for sewing a professional-looking collar band without any hand sewing.

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How to Trim a Neckline Like Yves Saint Laurent

How to Trim a Neckline Like Yves Saint Laurent

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In this excerpt from "Homage to Yves Saint Laurent," Designer Techniques Vol. 1, Claire Shaeffer shows you how to trim a neckline using a technique from the world-renowned designer.

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Designer Insider: Anthony Ryan Auld

Designer Insider: Anthony Ryan Auld

Hear what Anthony Ryan Auld has to say about his career since Project Runway.

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Q&A: Create Pant Waist Facings

Q&A: Create Pant Waist Facings

Learn everything you need to know to make a beautiful waist facing.

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Sew a Hidden Lapel

Sew a Hidden Lapel

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New seams and folds create the illusion of a lapel on this intriguing jacket front.

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Create Abstract and Engaging Forms

Create Abstract and Engaging Forms

Insert graphic shapes to give a garment wow power.

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Combine Topstitching and Binding for an Elegant Seam Finish

Combine Topstitching and Binding for an Elegant Seam Finish

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Sometimes seams need to be bound. Other times they need to be topstitched. Here, I'll show you how the two elements have been combined to produce an elegant seam finish.

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Kenneth D. Kings Kilim Carpet Coat: The Big Finish

Kenneth D. King's Kilim Carpet Coat: The Big Finish

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We're at the end of our journey with the kilim coat.

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Video: Couture Techniques for Building a Waistband

Video: Couture Techniques for Building a Waistband

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Watch as Susan Khalje shares couture construction and finishing techniques for sewing waistbands.

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Sew a Lapped Zipper by Machine

Sew a Lapped Zipper by Machine

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In the garment industry, zippers and linings are finished fast and entirely by machine. Get to know this quick method, and apply it at home.

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How to Alter Home-Sewn Garments

How to Alter Home-Sewn Garments

The garments you make are worth refitting!

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Learn to Free-Form Drape Like a Pro

Learn to Free-Form Drape Like a Pro

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Explore a designer’s innovative method to break through creative barriers.

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Video: How to Create Curved Tucks

Video: How to Create Curved Tucks

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Watch as Threads contributing editor Kenneth D. King walks you through a lesson on creating elegant curved tucks.

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Video: How to Drape a Skirt

Video: How to Drape a Skirt

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Threads Associate Editor Stephani Miller walks you through the basic principles of draping a skirt.

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How to Construct a Kimono

How to Construct a Kimono

Its simplicity reveals fascinating techniques.

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How to Sew a Classic Sheath Dress

How to Sew a Classic Sheath Dress

Create a custom version of this stylish silhouette.

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How to Add a Princess Seam

How to Add a Princess Seam

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For a great fit and endless design options, give a pattern the royal treatment.

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