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A Treasure Trove of Vintage Fashion

A Treasure Trove of Vintage Fashion

Explore Syracuse University’s inspiring costume collection.

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Pattern Review: Vogue 1500 Dress

Pattern Review: Vogue 1500 Dress

This close-fitting Anne Klein dress design has a jewel neckline, a buttoned center front, extended cap sleeves, skirt pockets with flaps, and flaps for mock chest pockets, and a self-fabric belt with a covered buckle.

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Pattern Review: McCalls 7262

Pattern Review: McCall's 7262

This set of relaxed toppers offers options to keep you cozy on chilly days. One is a knee-length, wrap-front, sweaterlike coat with long sleeves.

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Pattern Review: Jasper Sweater/Dress

Pattern Review: Jasper Sweater/Dress

Enjoy an on-trend slim-fitting pullover in a top or dress length. It features a choice of a shaped three-piece hood or a cowl-like draped collar with a buttoned tab to cinch it.

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Pattern Review: Tilly and the Buttons Orla Blouse

Pattern Review: Tilly and the Buttons Orla Blouse

A body-skimming pull-over blouse abounds with feminine details. It features French darts; a curved, faced hem, and the option of a modern scalloped collar.

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Guided Photo Tour: The Red Alpaca Loden Coat

Guided Photo Tour: The Red Alpaca Loden Coat

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I have always had a fondness for Tyrolean clothes, especially loden coats. Here's one I saw recently in a thrift shop.

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How to Sew a Velvet Frock Coat

How to Sew a Velvet Frock Coat

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My Fortuny frock coat now has a little brother. Read along to find out how I constructed a modified frock coat using a vintage velvet bedspread.

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Pattern Review: Cape Super Express 224

Pattern Review: Cape Super Express 224

This fully lined, knee-length cape has a 2-inch-wide collar band or a two-piece hood, horizontal arm slots, and angled side-front seams that house hidden inseam pockets.

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Pattern Review: Deer and Doe Bruyere Shirt D0013

Pattern Review: Deer and Doe Bruyere Shirt D0013

A thigh-length tunic offers a twist on the classic men’s dress shirt. It has a spread collar, a separate button placket, a self-lined back yoke, and a curved shirttail hem.

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Pattern Review: Armanis Unlined Jacket 1516

Pattern Review: Armani's Unlined Jacket 1516

Enjoy a jacket to wear for years to come. It is fitted, with a notched lapel with rounded edges, angled double-welt pockets, front and back shoulder princess seams, a center-back seam, a single-button closure, shaped two-piece sleeves, sleeve heads, and shoulder pads.

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Pattern Review: 1947 Dress With Cutouts D40-4185

Pattern Review: 1947 Dress With Cutouts D40-4185

This V-neck dress replicates a vintage Butterick look. Details abound, including shoulder cutouts and custom shoulder pads. Sleeve options are one-piece tulip sleeves, three-quarter sleeves, or long sleeves with elbow darts and hem slits.

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Vote for the Winner of the Halloween Costume Contest

Vote for the Winner of the Halloween Costume Contest

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The five semifinalist have been chosen. Now, it's your turn to rock the vote!

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Print and Dye Fabric with Rust

Print and Dye Fabric with Rust

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Try this easy and eco-friendly technique to personalize your fabric with spectacular surface design. It requires little working space and minimal supplies and equipment.

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Pattern Review: Style Arc Taylor Knit Skirt

Pattern Review: Style Arc Taylor Knit Skirt

Try a quick, below-knee, pull-on knit skirt. This design is form-fitting, with negative ease. It consists of two panels joined by diagonal seams in front and in back, with edgestitching along the front seam and a front hemline slit.

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Pattern Review: Simplicity 8056 Trousers or Shorts

Pattern Review: Simplicity 8056 Trousers or Shorts

This Amazing Fit tailored trouser pattern has clean lines, slightly flared legs, and pattern piece options for different body types.

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Pattern Review: Simplicity 8058 Ensemble

Pattern Review: Simplicity 8058 Ensemble

A lot of style is packed into these pieces by Cynthia Rowley. The hip-length, unlined jacket has a raised neckline, an asymmetrical front, dropped shoulders, patch pockets, and a bound buttonhole closure.

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Pattern Review: McCalls 7330 Jumpsuits

Pattern Review: McCall's 7330 Jumpsuits

A stylish jumpsuit and romper pattern brims with dressmaker details. The core design consists of two pieces joined by an inset waistband that sits at the natural waist.

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Pattern Roundup: Summer 2016 Jumpsuits and Rompers

Pattern Roundup: Summer 2016 Jumpsuits and Rompers

Stay on top of summer trends with new patterns from McCall's, Butterick, and Kwik Sew. This summer, jumpsuits and rompers are flying off retailers' shelves so why not sew one of your own?

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Meet the Cast of Project Runway Season 15

Meet the Cast of Project Runway Season 15

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Season 15 of Project Runway premieres at 9 p.m.(EDT)/8 p.m.(CDT) September 15, 2016.

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Heirloom Details Add Subtle Sophistication

Heirloom Details Add Subtle Sophistication

Discover sophistication in youthful embellishments with these to heirloom sewing techniques.

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