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Erica Redfern

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Threads Assistant Editor Erica Redfern is an avid reader, writer, and maker. She has a degree in Creative Writing and cultivates a love of words in all forms. Her current focus is on reading and writing about sewing to further her knowledge of the craft. In her spare time, she enjoys fantasy novels and period TV shows.


  • Sewing-Related Events: October 2019

    Find out what sewing-related events are happening near you in the month of October.

  • Pattern Roundup: Halloween Costumes 2019

    Consider xix adaptable patterns to help you create your favorite character.

  • Autumn Fashion Forecast

    The 2019 fall/winter ready-to-wear season brought in hints of the 1980s with strong shoulders and dramatic silhouettes. Tailored looks are back in a big way, from blazers to trousers to…

  • Profiles in Sewing: Francesca Sterlacci

    She began her career as a fashion designer specializing in high-end and custom clothing. After many years in the business, Francesca decided to dedicate her time to creating and maintaining…

  • Patterns for Fall 2019 Trends | Web Extra

    Consider the following patterns for three garment styles for your fall sewing, and be sure to check out fall trends in "Autumn Fashion," by Erica Redfern, Threads #205 (Oct./Nov. 2019).…

  • Sewing-Related Events: September 2019

    Find out what events are happening near you this month:   September 6–7, 2019: Threads Experience 2019, New York, New York Join the Threads staff and three Threads contributing editors…

  • Pattern Roundup: Sleeveless Blouses

    With the summer months in full swing, sleeveless blouses are great to beat the heat. They offer exciting design features without the added weight and warmth of sleeves. Sleeveless tops…

  • Sewing-Related Events: August 2019

    See what's happening near you this month: August 12–October 26, 2019: Insook Choi: Ulsan Bangudae, Minneapolis, Minnesota This exhibition of the works of textile artist Insook Choi is at the…

  • Profiles in Sewing: Neville Wisdom

    A women's clothing designer based in Connecticut finds creativity in personal challenges.

  • Sewing-Related Events: July 2019

    See what events are happening near you this month: July 5–November 17, 2019: Back Side/Dos à la Mode, Paris, France Hosted at the Musée Bourdelle, this exhibition is put on…