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Sewing With Saris

Sewing With Saris

Creative recycling techniques for these alluring textiles.

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Pattern Review: Victory Patterns Hazel Dress

Pattern Review: Victory Patterns Hazel Dress

This above-knee-length shift dress has a center-front neckline slit, a neck sash that ties into a bow, a semifitted bodice with an empire waist, bust darts, three-quarter-length sleeves with a slightly gathered sleeve cap and a contrast band at the sleeve hemline.

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Spring 2017 Inspiration

Spring 2017 Inspiration

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This Insider article will help you take this season's designs from the runway and turn them into something you can wear every day.

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Pattern Review: Vogue 9209 Skirt

Pattern Review: Vogue 9209 Skirt

A slimming, straight wrap skirt is a work wardrobe staple. The design comes in three lengths: above the knee, just below the knee, and midcalf.

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Pattern Review: Thread Theory Goldstream Peacoat

Pattern Review: Thread Theory Goldstream Peacoat

This is a great take on the traditional double-breasted peacoat, with two options for fit and details. There is a classic, fitted shape with front vertical darts, epaulets, lined patch pockets with flaps, and sleeve tabs.

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Pattern Review: Deer and Doe Lupin Jacket

Pattern Review: Deer and Doe Lupin Jacket

This blouson-style cropped jacket has an 18-inch center-back length and is fully lined. It has wide-sweeping lapels, front princess seams, vertical welt pockets, optional shoulder epaulets, a back yoke, a set-in waistband, and sleeves gathered into narrow cuffs.

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Sew an Elegant Couture Skirt with Susan Khalje

Sew an Elegant Couture Skirt with Susan Khalje

Threads and Craftsy present a new online class taught by couture expert Susan Khalje.

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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

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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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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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