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How to Design with Sheer Fabrics

Photo: Scott Phillips

To discover the wonders of sheer-fabric manipulation, start with a sheer fabric and then create new prints for more exciting garments. You can change the shape of these fabrics by layering, tucking, pleating, gathering, or ruching. Make stripes into solids or plaids; make dots into stripes. Once you get the hang of it, use your new creations to rev up your garment sewing. Fred Bloebaum explains the benefits of these gossamer fibers.

From Threads #127

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