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Project Runway Season 11: Episode 1 There is No I in Team

Project Runway Season 11: Episode 1 "There is No I in Team"

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A fresh crop of designers and a season-long twist on the show formula - Season 11 is something different

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More Fortuny! Yes, More!

More Fortuny! Yes, More!

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Recently I was commissioned by a customer to make a jacket from fabric she purchased this summer at the Palazzo Fortuny. This starts a series of posts documenting the progress of this jacket.

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Project Runway All Stars Episode 12: Go Big or Go Home

Project Runway All Stars Episode 12: "Go Big or Go Home"

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It's the finale! Who won Project Runway All Stars Season 2?

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Project Runway All Stars, Episode 11: Couture de France

Project Runway All Stars, Episode 11: "Couture de France"

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Paris shopping, Valentino garments, and a last-minute challenge made this episode exciting.

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Magazine Giveaway: Threads Issue #165 (February/March 2013)

Magazine Giveaway: "Threads" Issue #165 (February/March 2013)

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We asked our editors which hand-stitched detail they liked to use most. How would you answer the question?

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The Big Reveal

The Big Reveal

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Finally after several requests (and some time for you all to rest up), to celebrate the New Year, the hair jacket makes its debut, with the full-on photo shoot. There was hair, makeup, and a wind machine involved!

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Project Runway All Stars, Episode 9: Theres No Business Like Sew Business

Project Runway All Stars, Episode 9: "There's No Business Like Sew Business"

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Can the All-Stars create

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Project Runway All Stars, Episode 8: Flapper Fashion Face-Off

Project Runway All Stars, Episode 8: "Flapper Fashion Face-Off"

A 1920's themed challenge creates one-on-one designer face-offs

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Couture Techniques for a Better Fitting Waistband

Couture Techniques for a Better Fitting Waistband

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Couture expert Susan Khalje shares her techniques and tips on how to add hooks, eyes, snaps, and other small finishing details to achieve a better fitting waistband.

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Project Runway All Stars, Episode 7: An Unconventional Nightmare Before Christmas

Project Runway All Stars, Episode 7: "An Unconventional Nightmare Before Christmas"

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In a non-fabric challenge, the designers create looks from holiday decorations

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Project Runway All Stars, Episode 6: Green Dress for the Red Carpet

Project Runway All Stars, Episode 6: "Green Dress for the Red Carpet"

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The All-Stars designed dresses made with eco-friendly fabrics

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How to Make a Floating Shoulder Pad

How to Make a Floating Shoulder Pad

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Check out this designer-inspired shoulder pad that moves with your garment as you move.

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Project Runway All Stars, Episode 5: Youve Got Male

Project Runway All Stars, Episode 5: "You've Got Male "

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The designers create androgynous and avant garde looks for male and female models

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How to Miter the Inside Corner of a Hong Kong Finish

How to Miter the Inside Corner of a Hong Kong Finish

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This is a technique I showed my students at F.I.T. recently.

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How to Create a Balanced Dart

How to Create a Balanced Dart

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In heavy or dimensional fabric a dart can look bulky when pressed to one side. This technique will balance the dart value.

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Project Runway All Stars, Episode 4: Made in the USA Today

Project Runway All Stars, Episode 4: "Made in the USA Today"

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The designers make looks based on fan photos from USA Today readers

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How to Achieve Waistline Definition

How to Achieve Waistline Definition

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Here are five functional and comfortable ideas for creating a waistline.

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How to Alter Sleeves for a Better Fit

How to Alter Sleeves for a Better Fit

These easy-to-follow techniques from author Denise Severson show the way to beautiful sleeves that fit your biceps.

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Project Runway All Stars, Episode 3: Up Your Aerosol

Project Runway All Stars, Episode 3: "Up Your Aerosol"

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The designers work with graffiti artists to create bold art-to-wear

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Using Buttons as Embellishment

Using Buttons as Embellishment

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Find out what Kenneth D. King created when he inherited 75 pounds of antique uniform buttons.

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