I don’t know about the rest of you, but I really miss the contact/responses we had with Amber when she was the editor. She seemed genuinely interested in what we wanted to see in the magazine…or she could point us in the right direction to find the info in archives or another site. If you look in the Threads info at the beginning of the mag, there is not 1 Editor listed anymore. There are a managing, senior technical, associat, assistant, and copy/production editors. Who/which has taken Amber’s position???
There are a lot of posts on Feedback on Threads, and Talk with us, but I haven’t seen any posts from actual Threads editors. Its almost like they don’t read the posts we put up there. I think they should have a category that is dedicated to having contact with the appropriate editor…whoever that is…who will actually answer us.
Don’t get me wrong! I absolutely love Threads and don’t know how I got along without all of my friends here at Gatherings before I found it. I’ve learned more in the past 2 yrs. than I did since I took sewing in 4-H over 30 yrs. ago! Although I’m not interested in every article in each issue, I usually read them…ya never know when ya might decide to really try something our of your comfort zone. But…(there always has to be a but…) I am disappointed in the lack of contact that we’ve had with magazine staff since Amber left.
As to what I’d like to see in an upcoming Threads….Fitting for large busts…but not the normal stuff; like for blouses and tops that button down the front or are pullover…that’s been covered many times. I’d like to see fitting suggestions for styles that are more like halter style tops. This style is popular for summer tops, as well as for formal wear and wedding gowns. As someone who struggles with DD cups, this is almost impossible. I’ve had several young ladies who want to wear the current style of halter gowns, but I haven’t been able to perfect a method that gives the support that is needed. Large busted females have ‘girls’ that are sagging from the weight, and most ‘spread’ width-wise, as well. If women like Oprah can wear them without worry and look nice…the rest of us should be able to as well.
There have been many suggestions here at Gatherings, but none of these give the pictures and detailed directions necessary to do this properly. I’ve tried using bits and pieces of articles by Kenneth D. King, (bustiers don’t work with this style) and others…even going back to old copies of Threads…but I have yet to come across anything that is really detailed enough to be beneficial. There is no university or fashion design school in my area, so I can’t take a class. There must be a contributor to the magazine that knows how to do this. PLEASE, please, please, please, please HELP!!!!!