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Pattern Roundup: Summer 2016 Maxi Dresses 21 Fabric Tips and Tricks You Should Know An Inside Look at the Exhibition Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology 11 Couture Techniques to Try Book Review: The Dress Detective by Ingrid Mida and Alexandra Kim

Pattern Roundup: Summer 2016 Maxi Dresses

The maxi dress has become a staple of the summer wardrobe. This easy-to-wear garment can be designed in virtually any style, making it hugely popular. To help inspire your summer sewing adventures, here's a selection of new maxi dress patterns.

21 Fabric Tips and Tricks You Should Know

There's no end to what you can learn about fabric. This collection of articles and videos helps demystify sewing with silks and knits, demonstrates how to identify fabric with a burn test, and even shows you how to dye fabric.

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

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

11 Couture Techniques to Try

Propel your sewing to the next level with these 11 couture techniques from the experts.

Book Review: The Dress Detective by Ingrid Mida and Alexandra Kim

Threads contributing editor Judith Neukam weighs in on a methodology for studying antique and vintage garments.

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Simple Stitches, Complex Designs Threads Magazine - Issue 186 - Aug/Sep 2016 Tweed Dress with Lace Trim DIY Simple Summer Skirt Sheath Dresses Inspired by Art

Simple Stitches, Complex Designs

Explore the elaborate motifs of Yemenite Jewish embroidery.

Threads Magazine - Issue 186 - Aug/Sep 2016

Threads Insiders get the very first look at the September 2016 issue of Threads magazine. Subscribers will be receiving their print copies soon, but be the first to check out what's inside this new issue.

Tweed Dress with Lace Trim

Take an interactive 360-degree view if this collage-like dress from the August/September 2016 issue of Threads.

DIY Simple Summer Skirt

A patternless design fits all sizes.

Sheath Dresses Inspired by Art

Designers interpret masterpieces as sheath dresses.

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