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The Techniques Behind Armani Jackets

The Techniques Behind Armani Jackets

Armani-inspired construction techniques can be applied to any jacket pattern you think worthy of a technical upgrade.

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American Sewing Guild Members Converge on L.A. in August

American Sewing Guild Members Converge on L.A. in August

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Don't miss the ASG's annual conference in August as it takes to the fashion capital of the West Coast: Los Angeles!

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What will you be sewing this summer?

What will you be sewing this summer?

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Share your sewing plans for the upcoming season.

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Book Giveaway: Threads Sewing Guide

Book Giveaway: "Threads Sewing Guide"

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You could win this must-have sewing encyclopedia by simply leaving a comment.

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A Nice Little Suit

A Nice Little Suit

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A consignment shop find is full of wonderful touches, both inside and out.

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Simple Bust Enlargement

Simple Bust Enlargement

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Here is a quick and easy pattern alteration to get a bit more room for the bust and upper chest.

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Use a Digital Camera to Get a Great Fit

Use a Digital Camera to Get a Great Fit

Keep a visual record of fittings to serve as a reference.

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The Yoke Pattern for a Fantasy Fur Jacket

The Yoke Pattern for a Fantasy Fur Jacket

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Once the body of my jacket was constructed, I needed to finalize the pattern for the yoke, before cutting into the leather. Here's how I did it.

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Go to Great Lengths

Go to Great Lengths

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Barbara Emodi shows how to extend a skirt at the hem in this online extra.

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And the Winners of The Victorian Tailor are...

And the Winners of The Victorian Tailor are...

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Find out if you are one of the lucky winners in our giveaway.

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Narrow Back Adjustment

Narrow Back Adjustment

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How to fit a garment with vertical wrinkles along the outer edges of the back shoulders.

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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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