Discover sophistication in youthful embellishments with these to heirloom sewing techniques.
A Western-inspired detail adds a “smile” to any garment.
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.
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.
This bias-cut, sleeveless dress has a band collar, self-lined flounces edging the neckline and the front armscyes, and a center-back zipper.
This 1944 design, updated from the Butterick archives, has extended, padded shoulders. The slim cut, however, reveals an hourglass shape.
Watch this Threads Essential Techniques video to learn two great tips for sewing a better piped edge.
Threads has published lots of great advice on how to get great results for piping. Here is a tip for sewing a ripple-free piped edge.
If you're looking to add a design detail to a garment, turn to piping. Watch this Threads Essential Techniques video for a great tip on grading a piped seam.
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