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Peek Inside Three Vintage Gowns

Photo: Scott Phillips


Judith Neukam stepped inside the inner sanctum of Western Costume Company for a close encounter of the best kind. Spending time alone with the collection, she was allowed to touch, explore, measure, and absorb oh-so-many details. Here are three garments with amazing architectural qualities: they use fabric drape to create the design without needing more complicated construction techniques to hold the shape. She'll take you on a trip inside each to see how they're constructed.

From Threads #132


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