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Leave a comment and you could win this fabulous special issue!

Leave a comment and you could win this fabulous special issue!

DESIGNER TECHNIQUES--A THREADS COLLECTOR'S EDITION
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readers love to know about the special techniques used by famous fashion designers. We've printed lots of designer stories over the years, and have had many requests to put this information into a special issue. We listened! DESIGNER TECHNIQUES is just that. The articles give you a closer look at many of the brilliant designers and fashion icons who have set the pace for great style. The issue describes the techniques that have stood the test of time to make the designers famous. Among the designers included are: Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Elsa Schiaparelli, Issey Miyake, and many more. You'll find inspiration on every page of this fabulous magazine, and you'll be able to use the information to improve your own sewing. You'll also develop a more savvy eye for ready-to-wear clothing! If you sew, or if you simply love fashion, you won't want to miss this issue.

YOU COULD BE A WINNER! [GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED]
Tell us who your favorite designer is and why, and you could be the lucky winner to receive a copy of DESIGNER TECHNIQUES. Simply leave a comment on this post before the deadline--Sunday, April 24, at 12:00 midnight. The winner will be randomly selected on Monday, April 25.

Good luck!

 

 

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Comments (231)

JoaniesJosh JoaniesJosh writes: I would love too win this book because of my love of sewing. I know I would get great ideas for my new projects this year.
Posted: 4:29 pm on March 5th

Klaudia Klaudia writes: Would love to win this magazine! I want to design my own style.
Posted: 5:12 pm on March 21st

user-734452 user-734452 writes: I LOVE Issey Miyake and Koos. Their designs are so wearable and look good on me! This magazine might take me to the next level which is where I am headed.
Posted: 11:35 am on March 15th

eviej eviej writes: What a great prize to win! I'd love to know the ins and outs of a designer's thought and design processes! Hope I win this book! Thank you!
Posted: 2:22 pm on February 17th

Suellen_Wilder Suellen_Wilder writes: I think this magazine could help me out with alot of info and ideas as I do sew but I want to start to design and make my own clothes. I want clothes to fit my personality and style and not be like everybody else. I want my clothes to be unique.. :)
Posted: 12:21 pm on January 18th

scrandall scrandall writes: I just got a Viking Diamond for Christmas and it has opened a whole new world to me in designing. This magazine looks like the perfect source for inspiration. Would love to win it!
Posted: 2:34 am on January 13th

bryzka bryzka writes: I don't have a favorite designer because all of famous designers are great but I've been looking for such an issue for a looooong time. My friend got it and when I saw it ask her for to read it since than I'm looking for it in stores and it is not available. If you tell me where to buy it I wouldn't hope to win it)))
Posted: 10:11 pm on June 22nd

beth5646 beth5646 writes: My favorite designer is Chanel--her designs are timeless. And I love the perfection. Just love it.
Posted: 7:02 pm on May 23rd

nightmoon nightmoon writes: Oh man, I read a post on a sewing forum about this issue and i looked high and low for it in the store to buy it and it was no where to be found in Jo Anne Fabrics. Sure wish I had a copy, or knew where to buy one.

One of my favorite designers is Edith Head. Love,Love, Love the 50's hollywood glamour look and feel of her designs.

The new Designer Techniques publication would be a fabulous aid to my next gown... Vintage Vogue 8729. Take a look and you'll see!
Posted: 9:45 pm on May 13th

Posted: 9:53 pm on May 13th

nightmoon nightmoon writes: Oh man, I read a post on a sewing forum about this issue and i looked high and low for it in the store to buy it and it was no where to be found in Jo Anne Fabrics. Sure wish I had a copy, or knew where to buy one.

It would be a fabulous aid to my next gown... Vintage Vogue 8729. Take a look and you'll see!
Posted: 9:45 pm on May 13th

chasingdream27 chasingdream27 writes: I cannot wait to begin my journey to designing my own clothes, I am checking out a couple magazines to subscribe to and I get the feeling that this one is highly recommended, what others would anyone suggest?
Posted: 12:03 pm on May 3rd

tricone tricone writes: I like Chanel, for designing the classic Jacket, it has stood the test of time and is a must for every wardrobe. She considered functionality with practicality. The Jacket is also easy to replicate, as a basic pattern and is a good pattern to add add your own design on ie couture techniques etc.

Posted: 4:08 pm on April 23rd

lindak lindak writes: Coco Chanel without a doubt.

Posted: 3:02 am on April 23rd

LDL LDL writes: Clothing and costume design is a wonderland of visual and textural treats. Any field of endeavor which can simultaneously embrace the works of Chanel and Schiaparelli has to be filled with fun loving, wild-and-wacky, and creative people.
Posted: 1:04 pm on April 22nd

RoseOK RoseOK writes: I like Issey Miyake because his clothes are for real people.
Posted: 9:22 am on April 22nd

SewistStLouis SewistStLouis writes: Designer techniques is just the thing to enhance your sewing skills.
Posted: 8:26 am on April 21st

LizardHN LizardHN writes: Chanel is my all time favorite designer. I've read her biography, and fashion would not be what it is without her determination. We all know the classic Chanel jacket and the LBD! All Chanel! It would be an honor to have this magazine to not only learn her amazing techniques, but techniques of other famous designers.
Posted: 10:49 am on April 20th

withsprinkles withsprinkles writes: Me. I know what looks good on my body and what fabrics to put on it.
Posted: 12:09 am on April 20th

Kymmie924 Kymmie924 writes: My favorite designer is Betsy Johnson, her designs are fun and flirty plus she plays around with lots of different colors and patterns. Betsy isn't afraid to be different, I like that about her.
Posted: 11:35 pm on April 19th

idosew idosew writes: Oh if only I could design!
Posted: 10:23 pm on April 19th

eewells eewells writes: issey miyake – innovative not only with his designs, but also the way they are put together. Other designers have finally taken notice, too.
Posted: 9:07 pm on April 19th

Jeannieart Jeannieart writes: I love the techniques shown and used. I don't have a favorite designer that I am aware of. I do like crisp feminine styles.
Posted: 8:56 pm on April 19th

Patriciasew Patriciasew writes: My favorite designer is Valentino, his design elements and attention to detail is worth noting and striving for in my everyday garment sewing. As I sew I ask myself, 'Is this up to Valentino standard?'.
Posted: 7:23 pm on April 19th

decoDiva decoDiva writes: Yes.. there are too many to mention but I would have to say
Madeline Vionnet;classic, innovative. Ralph Rucci/Chado; again the innovation issue then kudos to ALABAMA Chanin..for their wonderful green sense of sewing, cooking and community. A business and designer that incorporates a neighborhood to everyones benefit and the clothes are extraordinary!
Posted: 5:16 pm on April 19th

bchistorian bchistorian writes: Isseye Miyake is the designer I would most like to understand. I've made a dozen of his Vogue patterns over the years and they don't go out of style.
Posted: 4:21 pm on April 19th

JoyGarratt JoyGarratt writes: My fave designer is Kay Unger. I find the patterns created have been classic, yet stylish for our time. She often has unusually flattering necklines and the rouching at the waist is so attractive.
Posted: 12:46 pm on April 19th

shaniqua shaniqua writes: Not sure I have just one favorite, but I'm a big fan of DarylK because her clothes are cool and a little scruffy - easy to wear downtown.
Posted: 11:40 am on April 19th

iatoak iatoak writes: There are so msny designers how can one be chosen? This magazine would be wonderful to receive.
Posted: 9:29 pm on April 18th

flygirl flygirl writes: I have always liked Chanel. There has never been a more popular design than the Chanel Jacket. There are many other good designers and I appreciate their work, but Chanel is my favorite.
Posted: 7:55 pm on April 18th

nystyle nystyle writes: I purchased my first dress designed by Teri Jon in 1988 after the birth of my third child. Fabulous design, great color combinations - my husband adored it. It will be my burial outfit.
Posted: 7:53 pm on April 18th

DeirdreNF DeirdreNF writes: Ralph Lauren - classic, simple, elegant
Posted: 4:09 pm on April 18th

TheContessa TheContessa writes: As a student of fashion design and fashion history, I think Elsa Schiaparelli was one of the most innovative and insightful designers of her day. Her concepts were creative and she thought "out side" of the box. She was ahead of her time and her designs, fashions and concepts made her an icon of design. Her talents lend themselves to timeless inspirations.
Posted: 3:45 pm on April 18th

meorens meorens writes: I hope the piece you ran on Andra Gabrielle is included. Fabulous designer; excellent piece.
Posted: 9:54 pm on April 17th

Rabia Rabia writes: I have to say, I love YSL(especially his "Russian" period, Christian Dior, Chanel, Vionnet, Valentina, Madame gres...who can pick just one? Modern-day commercial designers, not so much; they mostly look like they have run out of ideas! I get my BEST ideas from THREADS, where the designs are driven by LOVE OF DESIGN and SEWING, and not the desire to grub as much money as possible by fobbing garbagy, UGLY clothes off on the public and calling it "fashion". Maybe Koos van den Akker comes closest to coming up with something unique AND well-made, to boot!
Posted: 3:14 pm on April 16th

PinnyLane PinnyLane writes: My favorite designer is Coco Chanel. Although Paul Poiret is credited with freeing women from the corset, I think Chanel is the one who actually did. Poiret designed clothing that did not require a corset, but no one bought it. Coco Chanel made perfect modern garments. An 85 year old Chanel piece is still as fashionable now as it was in 1925, if not more so. A lot of great things came out of the 20th century - cars, airplanes, and Chanel suits.
Posted: 1:48 pm on April 16th

jjdance01 jjdance01 writes: I love Betsy Johnson! She is so fun and vibrant and out there!!!!
Posted: 11:07 am on April 16th

beth5646 beth5646 writes: My favorite designer is Issey Miyake. I absolutely love his unique and wearable designs. Every time I sew one of his patterns I am just amazed at his ability to make such unusual pattern pieces come together to make a beautiful garment. I just love it!!!
Posted: 7:46 am on April 16th

SewCindy SewCindy writes: My favorite designer is Balenciaga. He was an innovator and I love the Spanish influence in the clothing he designed.
Posted: 12:11 am on April 16th

Debachboyson Debachboyson writes: As an 80 year old seamstress, I have had many favorites through the years; however, Coco Chanel has to be my all time favorite. I would love to have this "fashion bible" to share with my granddaughters.
Posted: 9:35 pm on April 15th

purduemom purduemom writes: So many designers with so much to offer...I find it difficult to select a favorite. I am drawn to the interesting lines in Chado Ralph Rucci's garments. But what is not to love about vintage Chanel or the truly feminine designs of Madeleine Vionnet?
Posted: 8:03 pm on April 15th

kehrhahn kehrhahn writes: I like Oscar de la Renta for his classic, elegant style.
Posted: 4:54 pm on April 15th

danalorz danalorz writes: My favorite designer is myself. I can make exactly what I want in the size I need it and don't have to pay an arm and a leg for it!

I do believe the key to good design is good execution, which can only come from good sewing skills.
Posted: 12:24 pm on April 15th

celticangel celticangel writes: To win this magazine showing the famous designers techniques would be so unbelieveable to me. It would help my sewing in such a way that you wouldn't believe. This would be so outstanding to have this magazine.
Posted: 12:22 pm on April 15th

Joen_Green Joen_Green writes: The late Alexander McQueen - his detailing never failed to take my breath away. He will be missed in the fashion world. Another favorite is Chanel always classic and attention to fine detailing truly inspiring.
Posted: 12:13 pm on April 15th

sewwot sewwot writes: I love Stella McCartney
She represents a sense of style and simplicity that the younger generation can relate to all with a social conscience that is so necessary today.
Posted: 9:49 am on April 15th

missb_2000_2001 missb_2000_2001 writes: My favorite is Byron Lars. His lines are sophisticated, edgy and urban.
Posted: 9:45 am on April 15th

Nat1964 Nat1964 writes: Madeline Vionnet because she described herself as a dressmaker, a technician of the bias, one of us, always striving to perfect her sewing techniques.
Posted: 3:53 am on April 15th

flossie flossie writes:
My favourite designers are Chanel and Louis Vuitton. I think both achieve simple elegance through clever technique.
Posted: 1:40 am on April 15th

pelicanmom pelicanmom writes: THE DESIGNEDRS I LIKE IS JUDITH NEUKAM AND CLAIRE SHAEFFER. UP COMING STYLES.
Posted: 8:54 pm on April 14th

nistawoman nistawoman writes: i love coco chanel because the clean lines of her style look good on me
Posted: 7:32 pm on April 14th

ddesigns ddesigns writes: There are so many great designers.I love Coco Chanel. Her designs are timeless, her style classic. She is truly an inspiration to me.
Posted: 7:28 pm on April 14th

Jen_NYC Jen_NYC writes: I think anyone who sews must be intrigued by Comme de Garçons (Rei Kawakubo)! I was fascinated the first time that I saw her clothes and the incorporation of "interior" details on the outside of garments. Rei Kawakubo's designs are more than just clothes, they express a kind of aesthetic about structure. It has inspired me, even with my own ordinary projects, to be conscious about the structure, including the interior details.
Posted: 6:45 pm on April 14th

ninabernina ninabernina writes: Claire McCardell, I love the details and full skirts. A beautiful time in American Design!
Posted: 5:54 pm on April 14th

TessaBear TessaBear writes: Vera Wang! Just love her lines.
Posted: 5:32 pm on April 14th

Knitnut Knitnut writes: I would LOVE to have this book! Just the cover has me drooling! Pick me! Pick me! PS - I love Chanel, but heck, I love them all actually!
Posted: 5:10 pm on April 14th

ThereseDK ThereseDK writes: Issey Miyake is my favorite designer. I love his breadth -- outlandish that are pieces of art to timeless that only get better with time.
Posted: 4:27 pm on April 14th

picknstitch picknstitch writes: Eileen Fisher. She edits designs down to their beautiful essence so they're elegant and simple at the same time.
Posted: 2:50 pm on April 14th

AmyGail AmyGail writes: I forgot to add, April 25th is my birthday. (hint, hint)
Posted: 1:57 pm on April 14th

AmyGail AmyGail writes: Natalie Chanin is my current favorite designer; she is just what we need for today. Her line of exquisitely embellished, locally hand-sewn clothing sets a new standard as it takes us back to a friendlier, less materialistic time. She also joins other designers who freely give the public a means to recreate a version of their designs for those whose budget prohibits their purchase. While I will always love the old designers like Chanel and Valentino, I can actually make and wear and be comfortable every day in a design from Alabama Chanin.
Posted: 1:56 pm on April 14th

flowersntea flowersntea writes: not sure on fav yet but would love to explore them all, this would get a great sourse of information
Posted: 1:40 pm on April 14th

betsyb2 betsyb2 writes: Not sure i have a favorite designer - too many to choose from! But what an exciting issue. I can't wait to read it!
Posted: 12:40 pm on April 14th

samty samty writes: Yohji Yamamoto because of the amazing details and drape of the clothes he designs.
Posted: 11:47 am on April 14th

soandsew soandsew writes: I admire Coco Chanel. She believed in herself, had her goals and her designs are timeless.
Posted: 11:37 am on April 14th

WhiteRadish WhiteRadish writes: I buy 1970s Vogue Designer patterns on eBay. My overall favorite designer is probably Nina Ricci for line and structure, but the construction techniques and details used by Dior are often very interesting. For unstructured dresses, I like Belinda Belleville.
Posted: 11:34 am on April 14th

nicoleauroux nicoleauroux writes: Lee McQueen for his beautiful fabrics and visionary designs.
Posted: 11:25 am on April 14th

Helenm61 Helenm61 writes: I agree with Stitcher 75, I love Jessica McClintock and
Kenneth King - would love to have a dress designed by King.

Posted: 11:23 am on April 14th

Zippylady Zippylady writes: It is hard to pick just one favorite so I would say Chanel for her timeless style, Diane Von Furstenberg for her prints and wearability and Laura Bennett for her glamour.

Thanks for this magazine!
Posted: 11:21 am on April 14th

patsijean patsijean writes: I love the designs of Tom and Linda Platt. Belleville Sassoon is another. Both of these designed patterns for Vogue Patterns, my primary look into fashion for many years as I did not subscribe to fashion magazines. Chanel has to be the all time classic. When I was very young, and too young to wear the designs, Balenciaga designs were much admired.
Posted: 10:52 am on April 14th

eurekamarijka eurekamarijka writes: Oops - new keyboard, missed some letters! :-P
Posted: 10:30 am on April 14th

eurekamarijka eurekamarijka writes: Vivenne Westwood! The shapes, the textures, the color, the in-you-face rock and roll -- the genius of it all!
Posted: 10:29 am on April 14th

jennieMB jennieMB writes: Dior would be my favorite, i love the gowns especially the vintage
Posted: 10:28 am on April 14th

fpenchant fpenchant writes: Jean-Paul Gaultier is a brilliant designer. He comes up with unusual silhouettes that reform the body in unexpected ways. Many of his clothes have an architectural, constructed quality that exaggerate the buttressing in women's clothes. Others are fluid, understated, feminine, sophisticated, sexy. His designs are outrageous and glamorous and use gorgeous materials, details, and tailoring. I also like that he has a consistent and original design "voice"--he explores certain themes that are dear to his heart again and again (such as corsetry, fetishwear, equestrian clothes, and menswear) but constantly presents them in a fresh way. As you can tell, I'm a big fan!
Posted: 10:21 am on April 14th

grnmtgirl grnmtgirl writes: I'm inspired by Coco Chanel's timeless designs and the bias masterpieces of Madeline Vionnet. I've subscribed to Threads for over 20 years and look forward to this special issue, win or not :) Thank you so much for a lifetime of learning and inspiration!
Posted: 10:19 am on April 14th

loreal loreal writes: Don't know if I have a favorite. Probably Channel or anyone that creates a timeless and classic fashion.
Posted: 10:07 am on April 14th

Barbyj Barbyj writes: I love a lot of different designers...but I would say Chanel, because of what she represents, as a symbol for women's emancipation, as a role model in her own life and determination, and because of her precision, of the way she would do and redo her own work and of the famous phrase that a real seamstress/sewer you would know by how the details of the finishing were on the parts of the dresses that are invisible to the eye...then Pierre Cardin for the grafic clean fresh lines...Sarli for the feminine elegance...but I could go on and on...I am an eager Threads affectionate still in the begginning!!
Posted: 10:04 am on April 14th

2tango 2tango writes: What a great idea for an issue of Threads. A few of my favorites are Isabelle Toledo , Jeff Koons, Vionnet, Chanel, Kenneth King just to name a few. All so inspiring.
Posted: 10:01 am on April 14th

racu racu writes: I like Carolina Herrena, her clean lines are so flattering!
Posted: 9:53 am on April 14th

racu racu writes: I like Carolina Herrena, her clean lines are so flattering!
Posted: 9:53 am on April 14th

kvenkat kvenkat writes: I don't have a favorite designer per se but there are techniques or perspectives that I admire of many. Each designer takes a unique approach to clothing and I love the creative variety!
Posted: 9:53 am on April 14th

annenet annenet writes: I'm a big fan of Tom and Linda Platt - just cutting edge enough and still wearable.
Posted: 9:52 am on April 14th

tatter300 tatter300 writes: The dress on the cover is absolutely gorgeous and I love to incorporate new tailoring or couture techniques into my sewing. My grandchildren love the things I make for them, and I would enjoy using new techniques in what I sew.
Posted: 9:50 am on April 14th

suemari suemari writes: I like Claude Montana. I love his clean and interesting lines and I love that I can buy his patterns. Tres chic.
Posted: 9:46 am on April 14th

Horse4Hmom Horse4Hmom writes: My favorite designer is the later Perry Ellis . . . he was a fresh breath of air when it came to re-interpreting "the classics" in new and fun fabrics. What is even more sad is that he died of a disease that was persecuted and ridiculed. And now it is controllable and curable . . . what an incredible loss when just a few years later he most likely would have survived and lived to create a bigger impact on your fashion industry.
Posted: 9:32 am on April 14th

Stitchinfits Stitchinfits writes: I like a lot of the designers, especially the masters that have been around for a while. My faves have to be Oscar de la Renta and Ralph Lauren... Both have designs that just make me feel so very feminine!
Posted: 9:20 am on April 14th

Vintage_Soul Vintage_Soul writes: Roberto Cavalli is my favorite designer because I am fans of animal prints and his colorful patterns
Posted: 9:17 am on April 14th

SewCountryLady SewCountryLady writes: So much to learn from so many great designers. Great idea for a special edition magazine.
Posted: 9:12 am on April 14th

dmc000 dmc000 writes: there are a lot of great designers out there, but I am a big fan of the late Claire McCardell!
Posted: 9:07 am on April 14th

kundert kundert writes: I love the clean modern lines of Calvin Klein, but my favorite is Ralph Lauren. Lauren's work is all romance. He likes to mix textures, and juxtaposes masculine and feminine atributes into one look.
Posted: 6:59 am on April 14th

Elaray Elaray writes: I like Elsa Schiaperelli. Her designs are often FUN!
Posted: 5:41 am on April 14th

Newt2011 Newt2011 writes: I would have to say Diane von Furstenberg because she uses color, and prints and nice flowing clothes that are very wearable... I also love Seth Arron from project runway last season! I look forward to seeing more from him and Mondo from this past season (he should have won!) It is very hard to pick one designer as we are lucky to have so many greats that provide drama, inspiration and the love of fashion..
Posted: 2:41 am on April 14th

liannemo liannemo writes: Favorite designers? Agony to leave anyone out, but I boost the women: Miuccia Prada, Phoebe Philo, Isabel Toledo, and Clare McCardell!
Posted: 12:30 am on April 14th

sandystash sandystash writes: Favorite designers are Paul Poiret, Edith Head & Valentina; they all 3 forged their own path, and the rest of the world eventually followed.
Designer patterns and techniques take us out of the 'make it tonite, wear it tomorrow' mentality; and force us to upgrade our skills.
Posted: 10:24 pm on April 13th

julada julada writes:
Posted: 9:49 pm on April 13th

julada julada writes:
My two favorite designers are my two daughters, Taylor 18 and Sarah 13. They have been sketching clothes they would like me to make for them for a few years. I love sewing and creating their designs, it fills my heart to make their creations a reality.
Posted: 9:48 pm on April 13th

Maggie77 Maggie77 writes: I love the clean, simple design lines of Chanel which compliments not only the women but also the beautiful fabric used.
Posted: 8:49 pm on April 13th

NadineW NadineW writes: If I have to choose only one designer, it would have to be Valentino. His work is always so tasteful and elegant. I admire his ability to use fabric to the best of it's ability. I just don't quite get how the hand of a fabric will translate into a garment or a specific garment design. I love his work.
Posted: 6:53 pm on April 13th

KathleenSews KathleenSews writes: Madeleine Vionnet. I am in awe of her wonderful bias cut dresses. I'm not alone in my admiration, I am in the company of fashion afficionados for the last century. Madam Vionnet opened her fashion house in 1912. Her garments are timeless and many still look like they are on the cutting edge of fashion and can be worn today, to much acclaim.
Posted: 6:46 pm on April 13th

azbarbara azbarbara writes: Balenciaga. I love the clean lines, classic architecture and beautiful sculpture of the garments.
Posted: 6:45 pm on April 13th

azbarbara azbarbara writes: Balenciaga. I love the clean lines, classical architecture and graceful structure of a Balenciaga garment.
Posted: 6:31 pm on April 13th

SuzyQCanuck SuzyQCanuck writes: Chanel: for her simple elegance
Posted: 5:31 pm on April 13th

MessyVirgo MessyVirgo writes: I love Threads for its basic features plus exquisite designer details. This would be a wonderful addition to my library.
Posted: 4:28 pm on April 13th

dianeintrunch dianeintrunch writes: It has got to be Madeleine Vionnet. Because of her we see a completely new dimension of fabric – not just a flat rectangle but something that can be draped around the body to give wonderful fluid designs. Modern designers John Galliano pushed her boundaries even further. Modern fabrics have encouraged the likes of Issey Miyake to dress the female form even more sensuously but in my eyes it was Vionnet who opened the door for the others to walk through!
Being a mere moral, I would love this Designers Techniques, Collectors’ Edition in the hope it will inspire me to follow my instincts more and the bought pattern less!

Posted: 4:15 pm on April 13th

rubicat rubicat writes: I need all the help & hints available to me! I'm a self-taught sewist and I'm sure I have a ton of bad habits and I know there's an encyclopedia's worth of things I don't have any idea how to do. I can't possibly choose one favorite designer - there are so many talented people in the world and I enjoy them all.
Posted: 3:51 pm on April 13th

forbarb forbarb writes: I am always looking for the "how do they do that".
This would be a perfect addition to my sewing information.
Thanks for the information, Barb
Posted: 3:40 pm on April 13th

sungpak1 sungpak1 writes: I just subscribed to Threads. I am not in the process of getting back issue. I would love to have this in my collection.
Posted: 2:55 pm on April 13th

55yearsewing 55yearsewing writes: I love to challenge myself to do something new and different with each garment I make. Designer techniques from Threads provide my best inspiration.
Posted: 2:52 pm on April 13th

Stitchintheditch Stitchintheditch writes: My favorite designer is Trudy Gideon of Hot Patterns. She does both the designing *and* the pattern making. Now that's real talent. Her clothes are fashionable, stylish, and extremely wearable. Plus she's prolific - she comes up with new designs and patterns all the time.

She and her husband Jeremy are a terrific business presence and an inspiration in the fashion industry.

- Susan Spencer Conklin
Posted: 2:50 pm on April 13th

TRACIEJB TRACIEJB writes: What a fabulous idea! To have all of the designer techniques in one handy journal.... gotta have it!!!!
Posted: 2:45 pm on April 13th

Shelly50 Shelly50 writes: Oops - forgot to mention favorite designer. Christian Dior - the original. Chanel - I love the jacket!!! Vionnete's drapey gowns - GORGEOUS!!! Although I enjoy contemporary designs, my favorites are 1950s and earlier.
Posted: 2:29 pm on April 13th

ajohn075 ajohn075 writes: I saw the cover and my immediate response was "Ooooooo". I would LOVE to have this resource in my sewing library!
Posted: 2:24 pm on April 13th

Shelly50 Shelly50 writes: I can't wait to see this magazine. I just LOVE sewing and being creative. Very excited to learn new techniques to improve my skills. Who knows - maybe, if there's a Project Runway Season 10 I'll apply - don't have enough of a portfolio to try it this year.
Posted: 2:23 pm on April 13th

Gwilt Gwilt writes: I have seen a copy of my friend's magazine and it is fantastic. The article about the designer Channel is brillant and she was a fantastic designer, I was attending a workshop run by Gill Arnold on the construction of a Channel Jacket.This was really informative and delightful to read.

Posted: 12:57 pm on April 13th

ShellieT ShellieT writes: It is the designer techniques that make fashions have that special look. I look forward to reading the magazine for those tricks.
Posted: 11:32 am on April 13th

krazyk56 krazyk56 writes: I have several but I guess all time favorite is chanel for its timelss,elegant,clean sophisticated look that to me never goes out of style always classic then edith head and dona Karan. I am and always have been attracted to vintage designers 1930-1950 era thanks for the opportunity dlkinkade@comcast.net
Posted: 11:07 am on April 13th

sewrad sewrad writes: Back in the 80's Calvin Klein was my favorite. I liked the clean sleek lines of his designs.

There are so many new talented designers emerging today!
Right now I am sewing Kay Unger V1183 in peacock double knit and Donna karan V1220 in emerald stretch cotton sateen. I know pink and lilac are the in colors right now, but I have got a thing for green and am working very hard to burn through my fabric stash.
Posted: 10:59 am on April 13th

sakina sakina writes: I would LOVE to add this to my library!

Thank you for putting this together!

Sakina
Posted: 10:52 am on April 13th

RiaAndTiggy RiaAndTiggy writes: It would have to be Christian Dior. The designs in the 40s and 50s were so beautiful, feminine and impeccable. I would have loved to have worn those amazing gowns.
Posted: 10:32 am on April 13th

KimsIdleHands KimsIdleHands writes: I wouldn't mind winning this. I could use the help. I have recently been asked by a local junior high school to help with costumes, PLUS I have a brand new grandbaby I want to create for.

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE - Threads.
Posted: 10:26 am on April 13th

eMMb eMMb writes: My favorite contemporary designer is Carolina Herrera..classy, simple yet stunning details. Historically I have many favorites including Dior, Givency, YSL, and Bill Blass.
Posted: 10:12 am on April 13th

UnaHagen UnaHagen writes: Donna Karan is my favorite designer. Her styles are timeless, elegant, and oh, so classy. To own a Karan coat would be the ultimate fashion treat.
Posted: 10:11 am on April 13th

nonnadesign nonnadesign writes: Valentina gets my top vote for her creative fashion design. She brought American Couture to front and center stage with her beautifully seamless and elegant designs that fell perfectly, and gave her models the look of floating rather than walking across the floor - very classy!

Posted: 9:44 am on April 13th

marymary marymary writes: This is like "Sophie's Choice". I don't know how to pick one. Madeleine Vionnet was a creative genius in the use of bias. When I read the question, she immediately came to mind.
Posted: 9:43 am on April 13th

kimdesigns kimdesigns writes: I love the couture techniques used by Susan Kalje. It is awfully hard to choose one though. I also love the pro looks from Louise Cutting and the techniques from Kenneth King. I think gathering them all in one magazine is an excellent idea.
Posted: 9:31 am on April 13th

Busybeezy Busybeezy writes: love Mondo Guerra from 'Project Runway'........WOW factor!....
Posted: 9:15 am on April 13th

vic2025 vic2025 writes: Georgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, Oscar de la Renta... I know that's more than one, but I love them all. I just love their beautiful, clean designs. They're just classic and elegant and beautiful.
Posted: 9:14 am on April 13th

kover1 kover1 writes: I love most designers for one reason or another but the one that stands out the most for me is Betsey Johnson because she is constantly thinking outside the box. Even if I can't really wear her clothes much anymore I absolutely love them!! Back when I was younger and thinner I would have lived in her clothes!!
Posted: 8:50 am on April 13th

Neosha Neosha writes: Chanel, yes! I remeber reading that she said all clothes depend on the shoulders. She had special ways of reinforcing shoulders. I even reinforce shoulders on the many aprons that I make!

Posted: 8:30 am on April 13th

Felice1953 Felice1953 writes: Chanel - hands down! Timeless, elegant and always appropriate.
Posted: 7:59 am on April 13th

crookedlegs crookedlegs writes: Thanks, for putting this all together! Just one reference really helps instead of having to pull out all of the pages I have saved.
Posted: 7:55 am on April 13th

watgirl watgirl writes: Tom Ford is awesome.
Posted: 7:52 am on April 13th

mirela mirela writes: Oscar de la Renta, for all the red carpet elegance.
Posted: 7:45 am on April 13th

sewold sewold writes: I like the early Edith Head designs - not that I could wear them! Just examining good clothes always is good for learning. I'm sure this would be a good resource.
Posted: 7:44 am on April 13th

vivienz vivienz writes: I love the style and understatement of Armani, particularly his 'soft tailoring' look; this has inspired me to learn many more skills over the last 18 months and move from 'just' dressmaking to tailoring, too. As with so many experts in their field, his garments look effortlessly elegant, but we know just how much work has gone on underneath to produce these fabulous results.
Posted: 7:28 am on April 13th

tkdla tkdla writes: I can't pick just one! The quality and variety of techniques is fascinating.
Posted: 7:24 am on April 13th

KBTsewer KBTsewer writes: My favourite designers would have to be Chanel and Jean Muir.
I love the way Chanel took womens clothes onto a new 'easy, sophisticated' level and Jean Muir for her wonderful jersey dresses.Clothes from both these designers wouldn't look out of place today.

Posted: 6:54 am on April 13th

squigglytwigs squigglytwigs writes: Wow...I don't know who is my favorite. There are many design elements represented by many designers that catch my eye. I can't say I have a favorite...maybe design in general.
Posted: 6:51 am on April 13th

monarchlover monarchlover writes: I love Chanel. Her work is so timeless and for us ladies of a "certain age" that becomes more and more important.
Posted: 6:41 am on April 13th

ckartist ckartist writes: My all time favourite designer of clothing I love to make and wear is Issey Miyake. I think I have every one of the patterns he's done for Vogue. I have recently been thrilled to see a new name or two who have obviously been influenced by his work and I buy them too. I love the way he cuts fabric and the puzzle-like assembly of the pieces. A couple of things I can't adjust to my size, I've made for my daughter! I've followed his work since the seventies (?!) when he popularized ultra suede!
Posted: 6:35 am on April 13th

pattyv pattyv writes: I'm looking forward to reading this publication. I love learning from the pros. Thank You Threads Magazine.
Posted: 6:03 am on April 13th

fashionistadc fashionistadc writes: The best teacher in design is looking handling the real thing. I found a Chanel blouse at a thrift shop for $5 and have poured over it to make a copy! What a find.
Posted: 5:59 am on April 13th

LLaMona LLaMona writes: There are several designers that I like, but my all time favorite is CHANEL. I think her designs were classic and elegant.
Posted: 5:51 am on April 13th

svc svc writes: I love Givenchy and his designs for Audrey Hepburn.
Posted: 5:03 am on April 13th

kargi kargi writes: i am a german girl and i love giorgio armani .i admire his elegant,graceful cutted dresses.
he belongs to the greatest ones of the haute couture.
kargi
Posted: 4:03 am on April 13th

VickiHalliday VickiHalliday writes: I love Threads, I'm so glad you have this website. I have a few old back issues of the magazine that I was given when I did a City and Guilds Course in Fashion Sewing about 10 years ago, and I still love pouring over them. Keep it up, Threads!
Posted: 3:28 am on April 13th

IO64 IO64 writes: I still have so much to learn and I love using desiger techniques, so I would love to win this magazine.
Posted: 3:15 am on April 13th

RKentspeth RKentspeth writes: There are so many wonderful designers that it's hard to pick just one!

If I were forced to pick only one, I would say Christian Dior. His designs were lovely, feminine and graceful. They were also joyful! After the austerity of the war, the Dior style was a liberation for the feminine woman.
Posted: 2:50 am on April 13th

maharani maharani writes: I used to sew until age 15. Now I am retired & I have a Sears 100 stitch machine, I want to get back to sewing & learn alll the new techniques. I had a hand rotating sew machine in India back then!
Posted: 2:06 am on April 13th

Bazarle Bazarle writes: Hello,

I'm thrilled about the collector's edition of threads. I still have to learn a lot and hope to do it with this magazine!!
Posted: 1:33 am on April 13th

period_draper period_draper writes: What a great idea! I've loved Elsa Schiaparelli since I was in college -- her visual wit has yet to be matched.
Posted: 1:18 am on April 13th

cands2010 cands2010 writes: my favorite designer is Suede!!! I love his ideas, his patterns, and just his way of thinking. I'm making a few of his patterns right now, I love the fact that not only can I make them for myself but for my neices and my sons' girlfriends. I love the fact that he thinks outside the box!! All I can say is he rocks!!
Posted: 11:50 pm on April 12th

moushka moushka writes: I adored Issey Miyake when he was still designing the collections. Such inventive styles, timeless but contemporary. I've kept all of my old IM patterns and don't ever plan to part with them.


Posted: 11:32 pm on April 12th

Jeannieb Jeannieb writes: I love the 40's, sewn lots of 3 piece suits from that time.
old movies, Edith Head was the best designer, loved to watch
her clothes. I've been sewing since I around 8 or 9 yrs old.
I'd love to have more tricks of the trade. Never to old to learn more. Never can learn it all. There is always someone new to learn something new from. There is always a need to be reminded of something something too.
Posted: 10:42 pm on April 12th

elizabeth001au elizabeth001au writes: Chanel...I am planning a classic "Chanel style" jacket. Love to explore and try out new techniques.
Posted: 10:42 pm on April 12th

Jeannieb Jeannieb writes: I love the 40's, sewn lots of 3 piece suits from that time.
old movies, Edith Head was the best designer, loved to watch
her clothes. I've been sewing since I around 8 or 9 yrs old.
I'd love to have more tricks of the trade. Never to old to learn more. Never can learn it all. There is always someone new to learn something new from. There is always a need to be reminded of something something too.
Posted: 10:42 pm on April 12th

Lhen Lhen writes: I love YSL and Oscar de la Renta. The clothes are gorgeous and classic. I don't have the budget, figure or lifestyle to wear them, but a girl loves to dream!
Posted: 10:39 pm on April 12th

lvstosew lvstosew writes: My Favorite designer may not be a well know one just yet but i feel he will be my favorite is Santino Rice i love his designs and i feel he puts his heart and soul into it and makes such wonderful things for the american women to wear i feel he will become a great designer someday soon
Posted: 10:37 pm on April 12th

JeanneNS JeanneNS writes: Chanel, my favorite classic! Those designs have stood the test of time.
Posted: 10:02 pm on April 12th

Kildaren96 Kildaren96 writes: I find myself drawn to vintage Dior and Yves St Laurent Vogue patterns. The designs are chic and never go out of style. Lately I've bought some Chado patterns. His look is more severe than I usually like, but they intrigue me. I haven't sewn any of his patterns yet though so we'll see if his designs are as figure friendly to me as Dior and Yves St Laurent!
Posted: 9:39 pm on April 12th

beverlyj71 beverlyj71 writes: My favorite designer is Claire McCardell because she designed clothing for the average person and her designs are absolutely timeless. Her designs were really revolutionary for her time. I sure wish I could afford to buy some of her things. I think she was a really fabulous designer
Posted: 9:35 pm on April 12th

eeamende eeamende writes: I am super excited about this publication and even if I don't win the giveaway I will have to pick it up. I absolutely love Elsa Schiaparelli, so I'm excited she is featured. Current fave designers include Alexander McQueen (may he rest in peace) and Betsey Johnson.
Posted: 9:07 pm on April 12th

whoneedlesthis whoneedlesthis writes: I have always loved Oscar de la Renta, his styles are so feminine, and even though I don't often wear dress up clothes, his are just so classic.
I would love to have the updated version of Designer Techniques in my library of sewing books.
Posted: 8:41 pm on April 12th

tamcat tamcat writes: I love Lois Erickson patterns, she designs with an edge and still fashionable for the (Normal/Average) figure type. She gives you so many ideas for creating your own special look, and I think this book would be such a wonderful addition,to help my sewing skills and creative mind soar.
Posted: 8:37 pm on April 12th

416 416 writes: My favorite designer is Marcy Tilton. She designs high-fashion garments that are eloquent and perfect for my lifestyle. She inspires me to make one of a kind garments and handbags. Her Parisian looks are transferred into wearable art designs. I would like to travel to Paris someday and visit all of the places she writes about in her blog. She continues to pass her creative techniques on to others in her workshops.
Posted: 8:34 pm on April 12th

gda gda writes: Thank you for all your hard work in putting this issue together. We may not all get to be famous fashion designers, but this is the next best thing. We have the opportunity to peek over their shoulders and incorporate their techniques in our work, how cool is that! Just can't wait to have it in my hands!
Posted: 8:33 pm on April 12th

MPurnell MPurnell writes: Looks like a wonderful and informative issue. Of course, all issues of Threads are a wonderful resource. Love the new issue, though!
Posted: 8:28 pm on April 12th

789abc 789abc writes: What a valuable reference. I'm always looking up techniques in back issues. It would be so much easier to find everything in one issue
Posted: 8:20 pm on April 12th

momadd momadd writes: I really don't have a favorite designer. Just love incorporating all the special creative touches that aren't available in "everyday" clothes.
Posted: 8:18 pm on April 12th

SansSouci572 SansSouci572 writes: A magazine of techniques! I want one!
Posted: 8:06 pm on April 12th

cocogone cocogone writes: Thanks for doing this issue. My favorite designer is Christian Dior. His clothes update so well and look so timeless. YSL always reminds me of the 1980s and poor Princess Di, but Dior is always chic and elegant.
Posted: 8:04 pm on April 12th

earlineb earlineb writes: I like many designer's but Diane von Furstenberg I have loved forever, her style and colors are brilliant.
Posted: 8:01 pm on April 12th

littleGloria littleGloria writes: My favourite designer is Karl Lagerfeld - not so much for his actual designs but for the House of Chanel and his work keeping alive the five Ateliers d’Art: Desrues for ornamentation, Lemarié for feathers and camellias, Lesage for embroidery, Massaro for shoemaking, and Michel for millinery. Each December, a prêt-à-porter collection showcasing their know-how is designed by Karl Lagerfeld. Without these wonderful artisans, couture would certainly die.
Posted: 7:59 pm on April 12th

Wendelizine Wendelizine writes: My favorite designer is Carolina Herrera. She creates beautiful pieces in scrupmtous fabrics. The wearer looks like she has achieved her look effortlessly, and is completely comfortable with herself. Knowing that you look good, is a huge confidence lifter and Carolina Herrera's clothing provide this boost.
Posted: 7:55 pm on April 12th

thomy thomy writes: My favorite designer is me...I am not a real designer but have developed such a love for sewing after taking a long break. I have so many ideas and am trying new things since picking up Threads for the first time little over a year ago. It's a great inspiration to me to try techniques and learn things I never new. Recently I had to take my daughter's dress into a tailor for some alterations and enjoyed talking with the tailor about the work that needed to be done. I realized I knew from all the magazine articles etc., what options were available for altering her dress. Really neat. Thanks.
Posted: 7:42 pm on April 12th

MarthaKB MarthaKB writes: Like to incorporate designers' ideas... takes garments to a higher level.
Posted: 7:25 pm on April 12th

idosew idosew writes: Sewing is so sexy!
Posted: 7:25 pm on April 12th

annybanny01 annybanny01 writes: Love Love Love Vera Wang styles. Cutting edge difference always makes a statement while being classic at same time.
Posted: 6:51 pm on April 12th

curlysuzieq curlysuzieq writes: My current favorite design era is that of the 1940s. Those patterns and styles are so classy! So while I have purchased several (well, okay actually more than several) of those beautiful garment patterns, a designer isn't listed. So, if you know one or several from that era, please let me know! I am always wanting to find new ways to improve my sewing whether it is with embellishements, designer techniques, or with beautiful fabric combinations. I would love to win this book!
Sue
Posted: 6:46 pm on April 12th

Nettie14 Nettie14 writes: I love the classic lines of Chanel! They never go out of style.
Posted: 6:44 pm on April 12th

genevievep2 genevievep2 writes: Would love to win. Always have a "why didn't I think of that before" moment every time I read your magazine. I sew for a living and I always learn something new or remember a technique that helps me in my work in each issue.
Posted: 6:35 pm on April 12th

babn babn writes: Love Chanel, always so classic. Never goes out of style.
Posted: 6:34 pm on April 12th

TXSEWER TXSEWER writes: You can never go wrong with classic Chanel. Would love to win the magizine. what a great idea!
Posted: 6:19 pm on April 12th

4MyFun 4MyFun writes: What a fun idea! I am new to sewing, but am loving all my classes, a mag would be great!
Posted: 6:19 pm on April 12th

dstme dstme writes: My favorite designer is Coco Chanel because her designs were timeless; as stylish and Chic now as when there were created years ago. She also encouraged the use of chains as hand bag handles and as weights in jackets to help them keep there shape.


Posted: 6:13 pm on April 12th

2sonuamom 2sonuamom writes: Remember that Bishop Method of Clothing Construction also shows many embellishment techniques.
Posted: 5:54 pm on April 12th

waves_gulls waves_gulls writes: I have saved many "old" Vogue patterns that are classic from major designers. One of my favorites is Diane Von Fustenberg. Her wrap dress never seems to go out of style and is as popular today as it was many years ago. The Designer special magazine is a great idea! Is this my "lucky month"?
Posted: 5:40 pm on April 12th

LindaBlueyez LindaBlueyez writes: What can one say? THREADS magazine is UNIQUE! The best source not only for sewing techniques, but also for pure inspiration! I not only save all my volumes, but my wonderful sister-in-law sends me hers as well. So any Designer Techniques book the magazine puts together has to be a wonderful resource that I would cherish!
Posted: 5:28 pm on April 12th

debc625 debc625 writes: I have to agree with Olivia - Classic Chanel always!
Posted: 5:23 pm on April 12th

DHotM DHotM writes: Vera Wang's creations are inspirational and completely recreatable for the home sewer. Her attention to slenderizing lines and fabrics that accentuate the design has carried her creations through the "age barriers" of fashion. I'm impressed that she continues to reinvent herself to keep her fashions in vogue.
Posted: 5:15 pm on April 12th

Sergerqueen Sergerqueen writes: Every time I make a garment, I try to challenge myself to learn a new technique. This magazine is the perfect resource for me to experiment with new techniques.
Posted: 5:13 pm on April 12th

schmatta schmatta writes: I'm a big fan of Issey Miyake and am struggling through the patterns he created for Vogue. When they work, they're marvelous. Love his couture creations too.
Posted: 5:12 pm on April 12th

dreamie dreamie writes: Donna Karen, definitely. When I first started sewing many years ago the first time I saw her work I was hooked.
I also loved Edith Head, which shows how far I go back.
Posted: 5:12 pm on April 12th

deb13 deb13 writes: I would love to win this issue....I need all the help I can get:)
Posted: 5:10 pm on April 12th

lovebunny lovebunny writes: I like them all.........I have often wondered though why the models all have to be tall and THIN when we all know that the general public is NOT tall or thin. I would love to see some fashions for older women in brighter colours.

I love making my own clothes and would sincerely love to know some of the designer's tips and tricks as well as some of their secrets.

Thanks so much for listening.


Posted: 5:06 pm on April 12th

bmgPeke bmgPeke writes: Even though grandma was a pro seamstress, there's still so much she never taught me. And there has to be a ton in here! Threads alone teaches me things she didn't teach me! I would adore to add this to my collection.
Posted: 5:02 pm on April 12th

guen guen writes: YSL, nothing is quite like YSL, full of grace, style and elegance.
Posted: 5:02 pm on April 12th

Octavia Octavia writes: I love Chanel because of the classic style that does not change, because you can go to a business meeting, dinner party for casual affair and look stunning. Also Issey Miyake for the fusion of Asia free motion and unique style which is outstanding to the point that your look will not be duplicated.
Posted: 5:01 pm on April 12th

JoaniesJosh JoaniesJosh writes: I have subscribed to Threads for years, and would love to have a copy of the new designer techniques magazine. I love using new techniques in my sewing to produce more professional looking looking garments.
Posted: 5:00 pm on April 12th

Runa Runa writes: Chanel because her designs are still considered as classic and modern today as they were when they first came out.
Posted: 4:56 pm on April 12th

Adventitiously Adventitiously writes: I love Givenchy for classic evening wear! Would also love this magazine!
Posted: 4:56 pm on April 12th

kea kea writes: Karen Walker for designing casual and original clothing.
Posted: 4:54 pm on April 12th

woodruff woodruff writes: Cristobal Balenciaga for his innovative, unusual lines that so flattered a woman's figure, especially around the waistline, and which even looked feminine when his blueprint might be men's ecclesiastical garments.
Posted: 4:51 pm on April 12th

Lobolita Lobolita writes: I would love to have this! I want to include more professional techniques in my sewing.
Posted: 4:50 pm on April 12th

mllecheree mllecheree writes: Of the current designers, nobody can hold a candle to Ralph Rucci. And I do hope nobody tries because he's quite hot enough! The quality of the materials and precision of the techniques used to assemble the materials complement Rucci's artistic and architectural designs. I also admire his refusal to kowtow to the red carpet mentality.
Posted: 4:50 pm on April 12th

tusche tusche writes: Love Schiaparelli's millinery. Also. Claire McCARDELL for her integrating bags into clothing, i.e creative pockets.
Posted: 4:48 pm on April 12th

SewVegan SewVegan writes: I have to say Stella McCartney. Although she's not vegan, I admire her anti-fur and anti-leather stance and her willingness to stand up for the animals!
Posted: 4:47 pm on April 12th

jdetrick jdetrick writes: Balenciaga is my favorite designer. His styles are timeless with cuts that are quite clever and flattering.
Posted: 4:44 pm on April 12th

HeavenlyPrincess HeavenlyPrincess writes: I don't usually pay attention to "big name" designers, so I don't know if this counts... But I really love April Cornell's designs.
Posted: 4:42 pm on April 12th

sewgramms sewgramms writes: Designers? I like them all-even the far out ones. I have a year to make a wedding dress for a grandaughter so I need all the help I can get.
Posted: 4:41 pm on April 12th

aussielady aussielady writes: I don't pay too much attention to who the designers are, just if I like the style of the clothes. If I had to choose a designer that I have noticed that I liked, it would be Jessica McClintock. I would love to receive this magazine to learn new tips and techniques to make my own sewing to be even more professional looking.
Posted: 4:38 pm on April 12th

MadeByMarnie MadeByMarnie writes: My favorite is Chanel - classic styles that never go out of style.
Posted: 4:31 pm on April 12th

Ayofemi Ayofemi writes: I have been a fan of Stephen Burrows since I was 12. His designs are simple yet elegant and beautiful. I am glad he is designing again.
Posted: 4:30 pm on April 12th

Klaudia Klaudia writes: Wow what a great idea for a Magazine theme. I enjoy reading about designers and their ingenuity.
Posted: 4:30 pm on April 12th

Suki4 Suki4 writes: I have liked the work of Marc Jacobs for many years. The details are excellent and the colors bright and cheerful.
Posted: 4:28 pm on April 12th

jpadden53 jpadden53 writes: My favorite designer is whoever designed the wonderful pants that Kathryn Hepburn wore. She is such a icon for strong women and her pants were just a manifestation of her spunk. God Bless the designer, whoever they were.
Posted: 4:26 pm on April 12th

Connied Connied writes: It is all the little details that make the great designers creations. I would love to possess the knowledge to create these works of art.
Posted: 4:23 pm on April 12th

helenmeck helenmeck writes: I would love to win this magazine!
Posted: 4:21 pm on April 12th

carlina carlina writes: Natalie Chanin's comfortable and inspiring designs.
Posted: 4:20 pm on April 12th

holliebelle holliebelle writes: Zuhair Murad
Absolutely every dress of his makes me go "WOW"
Posted: 4:16 pm on April 12th

HighToss HighToss writes: I'm always looking to learn more. Thanks for having so many fun contests!
Posted: 4:15 pm on April 12th

JeanAW JeanAW writes: Issey Miyake. His clothes are inventive and unique.
Posted: 4:14 pm on April 12th

ginmaru ginmaru writes: Clair McCardell for her distinctive American sportswear designs. Especially her use of unusual materials and closures.
Posted: 2:38 pm on April 12th

ginmaru ginmaru writes: My favorite designer is Clair McCardell. She was amazing in how she used unusual materials to produce American sportswear. I also love her use of denim in a unsuspecting way.
Posted: 2:29 pm on April 12th

JoyK JoyK writes: I am always impressed by Madame Gres's designs. Her clothes are so beautifully sculptured and elegant!
Posted: 2:05 pm on April 12th

dpog dpog writes: What a great prize! Thanks for making it available.
Posted: 1:56 pm on April 12th

swooninglibrarian swooninglibrarian writes: Diane von Furstenberg is my favorite. Not only are her clothes beautiful, she is such a great role model for young girls.
Posted: 1:24 pm on April 12th

jlynn jlynn writes: I would love to read this magazine. I love reading about couture sewing techniques. I try to use a new technique in every outfit I make. Thank you.

JLynn
Posted: 1:03 pm on April 12th

Nic_ee Nic_ee writes: This community shows me that I have so much to learn! :) I'm very excited
Posted: 12:16 pm on April 12th

bekabug8 bekabug8 writes: I love Madeleine Vionnet. The vintage designs are classic, and feminine. Even Vionnet now is pretty cool!
Posted: 11:53 am on April 12th

sewingmomtoo sewingmomtoo writes: I like Issey Miyake because of simplicity and crispness of his style lines.
Posted: 9:44 am on April 12th

Wuf Wuf writes: One of my favorite designers is Kay Unger....her designs are classic, feminine and flattering. I also enjoy seeing what new design Issey Miyake comes up with though I don't think I'm brave enough to wear them.
Posted: 9:25 am on April 12th

Stitcher75 Stitcher75 writes: I like Jessica McClintock. Her clothes are stylish, flattering and classy...not flashy.
Posted: 9:12 am on April 12th

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