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A Forgiving Bias-Cut Sleeve

A Forgiving Bias-Cut Sleeve

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In an online extra, Denise Severson shares a technique to make a pieced and bias-cut sleeve.

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How to Keep Strapless Garments in Place

How to Keep Strapless Garments in Place

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Careful fitting goes a long way towards keeping a formfitting garment in place.

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Interlining a Slit Pocket

Interlining a Slit Pocket

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See the fur construction involving the slit pocket, as well as sewing the seams in this fantasy fur jacket.

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Book Giveaway: THE VICTORIAN TAILOR by Jason Maclochlainn

Book Giveaway: "THE VICTORIAN TAILOR" by Jason Maclochlainn

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If you're interested in Victorian tailoring, you'll want this book. You could be one of three winners!

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The winner of Draping Basics by Sally M. Di Marco is...

The winner of "Draping Basics" by Sally M. Di Marco is...

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Find out if you are the lucky winner in our giveaway.

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Little Black Dress From Start to Finish

Little Black Dress From Start to Finish

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What is it that makes the little black dress so coveted?

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Threads seamstress contributed to jacket on display at Winterthur Museum

Threads seamstress contributed to jacket on display at Winterthur Museum

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The gorgeous jacket is on loan from Plimoth Plantation in Massachusetts to the Textiles Gallery in Wilmington, Delaware.

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Learn the Shortcuts to Making a Designer Jacket

Learn the Shortcuts to Making a Designer Jacket

Fabulous designer details make all the difference in garment construction.

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FIT MUSEUM EXHIBIT: Vivienne Westwood, 1980-89

FIT MUSEUM EXHIBIT: Vivienne Westwood, 1980-89

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Here's a glimpse into the life of renowned fashion designer, Vivienne Westwood

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Installing a Pocket Bag into a Slit Pocket

Installing a Pocket Bag into a Slit Pocket

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Learn how to finish a pocket in part 3 of Kenneth's Fantasy Fur Jacket.

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Book Giveaway: Draping Basics by Sally M. Di Marco

Book Giveaway: "Draping Basics" by Sally M. Di Marco

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This book is a must if you'd like to learn draping techniques.

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Fantasy fur, installment 2:  Creating a slit pocket in the fur

Fantasy fur, installment 2: Creating a slit pocket in the fur

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Continuing with the process of making this showy fantasy fur jacket, I'll show you how I engineered a slit pocket into the fur.

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Lessons for Working on the Bias

Lessons for Working on the Bias

Learn how to work with bias-cut fabric directly from the master, Charles Kleibacker.

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The Other Side of Couture!

The Other Side of Couture!

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Take a look at the beautiful jackets Mary Ellen Velky wears when competing on horseback.

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MAGAZINE GIVEAWAY: Spring 2011 SewStylish

MAGAZINE GIVEAWAY: Spring 2011 SewStylish

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You could win a copy of the latest SewStylish magazine to get your Spring sewing off to a great start!

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Facing a Facing

Facing a Facing

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The inside edges of facings might be for your eyes only, but you still want them to look clean and pretty.

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Get featured in an upcoming issue of Threads

Upload your images to our gallery for a chance to be featured in a future issue of Threads.

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How to Drape a Fitted Bodice

How to Drape a Fitted Bodice

Here is a method for fitting the top half of the female body that is so simple and intuitive it is perfect for beginners.

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Create Elegant and Uncomplicated Couture Garments

Create Elegant and Uncomplicated Couture Garments

Streamlined design and innovative construction produce stylish, comfortable garments full of unexpected details and refined decoration.

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How to Sew Pants Inspired by Armani

How to Sew Pants Inspired by Armani

Solve problems like baggy knees and sagging pockets, and add polish and perfection to fly-front zippers and waistbands.

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