Choosing the Right Fabric for a Pattern | Episode 20
In the Sewing with Threads Episode 20 video podcast, custom clothier and teacher Pamela Howard discusses how to select fabrics that work for a chosen pattern and which fabrics are the most flattering for your shape. Her suggestions go well beyond the fabrics recommended on a commercial pattern.
Pamela, who is also a Threads digital ambassador, also discusses what she is sewing for herself now—BurdaStyle biker jacket 3/2019—and what are her favorite sewing terms. She even shares the delightful story of how she got started with sewing.
She and the Threads editors come up with a fabric selection checklist for beginner and intermediate sewers.
Threads Insiders can learn from Pamela’s alterations expertise in “Replace a Coat Lining,” Threads #188 (Dec. 2016/Jan. 2017).
Then look for Pamela’s article on lining knit garments in Threads #206 (Dec. 2019/Jan. 2020) and her Threads blog posts.
In the podcast, Pamela offers advice on styling/altering a ready-to-wear blouse, too. The wide ruffle along the hem was not flattering, so Pamela and the editors devised a solution.
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