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Sheath Dresses Inspired by Art

Sheath Dresses Inspired by Art

Designers interpret masterpieces as sheath dresses.

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Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 13 - Finale: New York State of Mind

Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 13 - "Finale: New York State of Mind"

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Find out who was named top designer after a grueling, four-day challenge.

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How to Create Facings

How to Create Facings

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Learn how to draft and sew these supportive edge finishes.

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Video: How to Attach an All-in-One Facing

Video: How to Attach an All-in-One Facing

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Discover two methods for installing a facing that finishes the neckline and armhole.

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Four Smart Ways to Finish a Facing Edge

Four Smart Ways to Finish a Facing Edge

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In Threads #185 (June/July 2016), Daryl Lancaster teaches the essentials of drafting and installing facings. Learn the best ways to finish those facing edges.

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Zipper Basics: Sliders and Stops

Zipper Basics: Sliders and Stops

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This information is essential for anyone who wants to be sure they're approaching zippers the right way.

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How to Sew a Vintage Stand-Away Collar

How to Sew a Vintage Stand-Away Collar

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I recently came across a charming coat with a collar that looks complex but is easy to make. Follow along to learn how to create this vintage look based on a rolled collar.

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Combine Knits and Wovens for Comfort and Fit

Combine Knits and Wovens for Comfort and Fit

Knit panels enhance the fit and feel of woven garments.

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The Hybrid Lapel Facing

The Hybrid Lapel Facing

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This Yves Saint Laurent jacket is deceptively simple, but it was constructed with a sophisticated trick.

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Disguise a Zipper

Disguise a Zipper

A blind-hem stitch replaces traditional topstitching.

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Sewing Vinyl Fabrics

Sewing Vinyl Fabrics

Tools, techniques, and seams for great results.

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Sewing Inspiration: Susan Khalje Shares Couture Work by Her Students

Sewing Inspiration: Susan Khalje Shares Couture Work by Her Students

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I'm often asked where I get my inspiration. Much of the time, it's from my students. I hope you'll be similarly inspired.

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Video: How to Sew an Elastic Waistband Without a Casing

Video: How to Sew an Elastic Waistband Without a Casing

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Threads author Nick Coman demonstrates an easy-to-sew technique for inserting an elastic waistband without a casing. This method helps the waistband lie smoothly against the body, and it produces bulk-free results.

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Tip: Learn By Deconstruction

Tip: Learn By Deconstruction

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Cheap garments from thrift stores can help you when a detail seems out of your grasp.

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Make a Flowing Tulle Skirt

Make a Flowing Tulle Skirt

A pro’s guide to creating full and floaty looks.

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Video: Adjusting a Sleeve for a Forward Shoulder

Video: Adjusting a Sleeve for a Forward Shoulder

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Watch to learn an expert's method for fitting a sleeve.

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Video: Fine Tune the Shape with Darts

Video: Fine Tune the Shape with Darts

Darts are a powerful asset that will allow you to create the exact shape you want in a garment. Learn more in this video from Teach Yourself to Sew Season 5.

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Video: How to Modify Sleeves for Better Arm Mobility

Video: How to Modify Sleeves for Better Arm Mobility

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Pattern designer Andrea Schewe demonstrates three ways to modify sleeves for better mobility. She walks you through the pattern work and shows you exactly how to achieve your desired results.

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Make Your Own Shapewear

Make Your Own Shapewear

Smoothing undergarments are a cinch to sew.

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Why Pant Hems Go Up When You Sit Down

Why Pant Hems Go Up When You Sit Down

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Kenneth D. King explains the mechanism behind this pant-leg phenomenon, and how best to deal with it.

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