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Chanel Jacket Comparison

Chanel Jacket Comparison

The fascinating differences between haute couture and ready-to-wear.

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Q&A: Proper Sequence for Pattern Adjustments

Q&A: Proper Sequence for Pattern Adjustments

This expert advice will help you adjust patterns the proper way.

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Tame Fabrics With Tissue Wrapping Paper

Tame Fabrics With Tissue Wrapping Paper

Sew with a tear-away laye

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Drape a Knit Bodice Block

Drape a Knit Bodice Block

A personal pattern helps you design a variety of knit tops.

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Couture Zipper Fly

Couture Zipper Fly

A precise designer method.

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The Complete Guide to Linen

The Complete Guide to Linen

Strength and beauty in this ancient fabric.

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Notions: Sticky Measuring Tape

Notions: Sticky Measuring Tape

Measure irregular shapes and in difficult situations with this self-adhesive measuring tape roll.

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Video: How to Sew Piping to a Curve

Video: How to Sew Piping to a Curve

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Watch this Threads Essential Techniques video to learn two great tips for sewing a better piped edge.

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Designer Secrets: Off-Seam Insertion

Designer Secrets: Off-Seam Insertion

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If you've ever needed to insert a zipper into a garment at a seamless spot, this simple technique is the solution.

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How to Draft an Action-Back Pattern Piece

How to Draft an Action-Back Pattern Piece

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This vintage jacket has some interesting detail. The feature I like most is known as the "action back." Follow along to learn how to draft this detail.

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An Inside Look at the Exhibition Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology

An Inside Look at the Exhibition Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology

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Couture expert Claire Shaeffer offers an exclusive look at the Manus x Machina exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute.

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11 Couture Techniques to Try

11 Couture Techniques to Try

Propel your sewing to the next level with these 11 couture techniques from the experts.

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Book Review: The Dress Detective by Ingrid Mida and Alexandra Kim

Book Review: The Dress Detective by Ingrid Mida and Alexandra Kim

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Threads contributing editor Judith Neukam weighs in on a methodology for studying antique and vintage garments.

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Sheath Dresses Inspired by Art

Sheath Dresses Inspired by Art

Designers interpret masterpieces as sheath dresses.

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Notions: The Shirtmaking Workbook

Notions: The Shirtmaking Workbook

All you need to know about making shirts.

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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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13 Techniques to Sew a Better Sleeve

13 Techniques to Sew a Better Sleeve

These great articles will teach you to make well-fitting sleeves.

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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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