Facebook Email Pinterest Twitter X Instagram Tiktok Icon YouTube Icon Headphones Icon Favorite Navigation Search Icon Forum Search Icon Main Search Icon Close Icon Video Play Icon Indicator Arrow Icon Close Icon Hamburger/Search Icon Plus Icon Arrow Down Icon Video Guide Icon Article Guide Icon Modal Close Icon Guide Search Icon
Sewing with Threads Podcast

Reimagining Garments, with Becky Fulgoni | Episode 67

Video: Threads magazine

In this podcast, the always creative Becky Fulgoni shares her thinking while reimagining a handful of rediscovered but unworn garments. Two Threads editors pulled the garments from their own closets to challenge Becky, a frequent contributor to Threads, and to show how she arrives at wearable solutions.

Garment Challenges

This challenge is similar to Becky’s personal yearlong call to action in A Year of “Re.” The 12-month series has Becky select a “Re” word prompt before embarking on each sewing project. The ultimate goal is to return once-favored garments to her daily wearing rotation.

Reimagining Four Outfits

For the podcast, Becky, who’s a sewing mentor, teacher and former costumer at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota, came up with a solution for the following garments:
1. Long, ikat print, wrap skirt

Reimagining an ikat skirt

2. Floor-length, lined, damask skirt featuring lower back pleats

Reimagining a damask skirt

3. Woven cotton sweatshirt and an unfinished crocheted cotton sweater

Reimagining a sweatshirt and crocheted sweater

4. Long-sleeve, highly textured, metallic fabric formal dress

Rework a formal dress

In discussing ways to rework these garments, Becky referred to several concepts you can find out more about here:

“No-Waste and Zero-Waste Designs”

“Evening Fabrics for Daywear”

More Creativity from Becky

To read more about Becky’s creations and ingenious solutions to sewing challenges and yardage shortages, check out her Threads posts here. You can listen to more podcasts with Becky, too: “Variations on a Theme | Episode 50” and “Fearless Experimentation | Episode 29.”

Threads e-learning promo

We have a special offer for our faithful listeners. The promo code “Podcast20” takes 20 percent off the tuition for some of our e-learning online courses. The code is good through December 2024. The course lineup includes classics by Kenneth D. King, Pamela Leggett, and other trusted sewing instructors. You can count on Threads for expertise in these on-demand learning experiences. Learn at your own pace anytime you want to log in. Check out the course lineup at ThreadsMagazine.com/elearning, and don’t forget to apply the code “Podcast20” for your 20 percent discount.

We have created a podcast survey to help guide our content. Please take a moment to answer a few questions.



Threads Insider

Get instant access to hundreds of videos, tutorials, projects, and more.

Start Your Free Trial

Already an Insider? Log in

Log in or create an account to post a comment.

More From Threads

Discussion Forum

Recent Posts and Replies

  • |
  • |
  • |
  • |
  • |
  • |

Threads Insider Exclusives

View All
View All