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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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Pattern Review: Marfy 3786 Dress

Pattern Review: Marfy 3786 Dress

Combine fabulous fabrics and trim in this slim-fitting, knee-length dress. It has a three-piece front bodice, an angled waist seam, and loose tucks on the skirt front.

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Pattern Review: New Look 6394 Blouse

Pattern Review: New Look 6394 Blouse

The mix-and-match details on this versatile blouse pattern are fun to contemplate. The five views offer two lengths and have bust darts, curved hemlines, and a pleated or darted back.

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Pattern Review: Ralph Pink Ariani Dress

Pattern Review: Ralph Pink Ariani Dress

This bias-cut, sleeveless dress has a band collar, self-lined flounces edging the neckline and the front armscyes, and a center-back zipper.

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Pattern Review: Butterick 6286 Retro Suit

Pattern Review: Butterick 6286 Retro Suit

This 1944 design, updated from the Butterick archives, has extended, padded shoulders. The slim cut, however, reveals an hourglass shape.

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An Inside Look at the Exhibition Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology

An Inside Look at the Exhibition Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology

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Couture expert Claire Shaeffer offers an exclusive look at the Manus x Machina exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute.

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Make a Fortuny Envelope Jewelry Bag

Make a Fortuny Envelope Jewelry Bag

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I was called upon to create some jewelry bags from Fortuny fabric, and here are the results. The patternwork outlined will help you to design any size bag you need.

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