Susan Khalje came across an ensemble that was a perfect example of how even simple garments can offer a perfect canvas which to apply several clever and well-thought-out techniques. The outfit, made in the 1960s, consists of a straight skirt, a coat, and a sleeveless shift with a tie belt.
Explore the details of these retro garments, and learn techniques for tying knots with padded cord, and how to finish a bound buttonhole.
From Threads #136
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Posted on Jan 30th, 2011 in design, online extras, garment construction, All How-To, downloads, threads magazine, article, Threads 136