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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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Inside a Silk Charmeuse Jacket

Inside a Silk Charmeuse Jacket

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I had a chance to re-visit a jacket I'd made some time back for a client - I thought you might like to see the inside story!

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Learn the Finishing Details of an Armani Jacket

Learn the Finishing Details of an Armani Jacket

There is no shortage of classic features found in the jackets of Armani.

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Custom-Grade a Pattern

Custom-Grade a Pattern

Use 13 key points to prepare a pants pattern.

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Eliminate Buildup in Your Seam Allowances

Eliminate Buildup in Your Seam Allowances

Reconfigure a pattern to divert the seam from the edges of tailored details.

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Create Fashionable Quilted Garments

Create Fashionable Quilted Garments

Create soft, supple, lightweight, and shapely garments in which the quilting lines serve as embellishment and detail.

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Create Ripple-Free Piping

Create Ripple-Free Piping

Sewers of all levels can definitely tackle this wonderful design detail.

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Revisit Retro Details

Revisit Retro Details

Learn techniques for tying knots with padded cord and how to finish a bound buttonhole.

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Create Couture Lingerie

Create Couture Lingerie

Delicate fabric and lace, a simple pattern, and fine sewing add up to a couture cami.

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10 Timeless Details from the Threads Archives

10 Timeless Details from the Threads Archives

Incorporate the finer points of vintage garments into your own creations.

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Construct a Cardi-wrap in an Hour

Construct a Cardi-wrap in an Hour

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Tie it, belt it, wrap it, or try a unique combination of these for a look that’s all your own.

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Adjusting Pants from Waist to Seat

Adjusting Pants from Waist to Seat

Here is a foolproof method for making pattern adjustments for pant fitting.

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5 Steps to a Perfect Slacks Pattern

5 Steps to a Perfect Slacks Pattern

Whip any basic darted slacks pattern into shape in five quick steps.

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How to Fit a Bust

How to Fit a Bust

Evening gowns, prom dresses, wedding gowns, sundresses, and halter-tops all require specialized bust support.

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Simplify Sleeve Construction

Simplify Sleeve Construction

Try this method for sewing a vent seam first when constructing a jacket sleeve.

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Ready-To-Wear Tricks for Pockets & Buttons

Ready-To-Wear Tricks for Pockets & Buttons

Learn how you can incorporate ready-to-wear tricks in your garments.

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How to Make a Perfect Notched Lapel

How to Make a Perfect Notched Lapel

Notched lapels are one of the hallmarks of good tailoring, and there's no reason to consider them impossible.

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Fix Your Patterns Before You Sew

Fix Your Patterns Before You Sew

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Proofread patterns so you can catch inconsistencies in drafting, marking, and printing before they ruin your project.

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