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How to Make a Tailored Collar

How to Make a Tailored Collar

Classic tailoring shapes lasting layers. Kenneth D. King shares his method for creating a beautifully tailored collar in this masterclass.

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Project Runway Season 13: Episode 8, The Rainway

Project Runway Season 13: Episode 8, "The Rainway"

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Grab your umbrellas as the designers make a splash on the runway.

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How to Cut and Sew a Decorative Bias Facing

How to Cut and Sew a Decorative Bias Facing

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This technique makes bias facings a snap.

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Project Runway Season 13: Episode 7, Priceless Runway

Project Runway Season 13: Episode 7, "Priceless Runway"

Diamonds, evening gowns, and a field trip to the MET!

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Project Runway Season 13: Episode 6, Rock the Wedding

Project Runway Season 13: Episode 6, "Rock the Wedding"

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No guidelines apply when the designers are asked to make wedding dresses in teams.

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 Make a Couture Lace Skirt

Make a Couture Lace Skirt

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An easy and wearable garment teaches essential guipure sewing techniques.

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Stay the Fly and Anchor the Pockets

Stay the Fly and Anchor the Pockets

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I needed to figure out how to make this pocket for one of my clients, so I'm bringing you along on the journey.

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Project Runway Season 13: Episode 5, The Klum of Doom

Project Runway Season 13: Episode 5, "The Klum of Doom"

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Heidi needs a red carpet look for the Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

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Vogue Patterns Summer 2014

Vogue Patterns Summer 2014

Get ready for sunny weather with these stylish new patterns!

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Q&A: Dual Feed Versus Walking Foot

Q&A: Dual Feed Versus Walking Foot

The merits of using a dual feed versus using a walking foot when topstitching velveteen are explained.

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21 Sewing Myths Debunked

21 Sewing Myths Debunked

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Sewing expert Claire Shaeffer debunks 21 of her favorite sewing myths. Read now to see if you're familiar with any of them.

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Project Runway Season 13: Episode 4, A Suitable Twist

Project Runway Season 13: Episode 4, "A Suitable Twist"

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Outdated men's suits are transformed into high-fashion designs.

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Project Runway Season 13: Episode 3, Welcome to the Future

Project Runway Season 13: Episode 3, "Welcome to the Future"

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The designers create looks to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Marie Claire magazine.

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15 Ways to Master Lining, Underlining, Facing and Interfacing

15 Ways to Master Lining, Underlining, Facing and Interfacing

Your garments can be equally beautiful on the inside and on the outside. We've curated a collection of 15 techniques, videos, and articles to help you master the inner details that give garments a complete and finished look.

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How to Make a Pleated Wrap

How to Make a Pleated Wrap

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This quick-to-make pleated wrap is simple to make and is the perfect topper for any special occasion. Read more to learn how to make this fabulous shrug.

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Costumes of Downton Abbey at the Winterthur Museum

"Costumes of Downton Abbey" at the Winterthur Museum

A fascinating exhibition you won't want to miss, based on the popular PBS series!

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Project Runway Season 13: Episode 2, Unconventional Movie Nite!

Project Runway Season 13: Episode 2, "Unconventional Movie Nite!"

Designers work in teams to create mini collections.

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How to Finish Seams on Chantilly Lace

How to Finish Seams on Chantilly Lace

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There are a variety of methods for seaming lace. However, they can be challenging if working with delicate lace such as Chantilly. I'll show you a clever technique for finishing seams on tricky lace fabrics.

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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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Underlining with Fusible Interfacing

Underlining with Fusible Interfacing

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Excellent fusible products make underlining a breeze and give your fabric and garments a boost.

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