It’s rare that I really jump in and defend Threads magazine these days. I think the quality of the magazine has gone so far down hill that I canceled my subscription over a year ago. BUT, there has been a lot of comments about the garments looking home made. (and no, I haven’t really gone to look that close at the photos. BUT. some clothes have what is called “hanger appeal” – they look good on a hanger, most don’t, most clothing needs to be on a 3 dimensional body (dress form etc) to look good. I learned this in both fashion school and a photography class. I’ll bet the jeans, the jackets etc that everyone is complaining about would most likely look superb if they were on a model that fit them.
I’ve always felt that when Threads did their ‘pattern review’ section that the garments look awful because they were lying flat.
If you notice tops that have a very deep back facing – when it’s on a hanger in the store, you see the finished facing – thats “hanger appeal” the deep facing is just for the hanger look in the store.