I just read the latest issue of Threads and of course I learned something new. I usually do. The article with frayed edges mounted on tulle has inspired a design idea for a project.
I am disappointed however by the lack of attention to modern style. The article about designing a travel wardrobe had good information but the clothing pictured was sack like and uninspired. I am in my late 50’s and know very few middle aged woman who want to dress like shapeless matrons. I’ve seen more attractive scrubs in hospitals.
If Threads wants to continue to inspire the next generation of women to engage in this wonderful craft, get some younger newer eyes on the editorial staff who have a fresher styling eye, will review more current designs and write articles to produce more fashionable clothes.
When I go to Paris in the fall, I want a sleeveless coat with a faux collar like those I saw in Zara and other stores,not a suitcase full of droopy shapeless “couldn’t find a dart anywhere” garments that were featured in this last issue.
High end companies like La Perla are mixing textiles like lace and neoprene, Gloves are being made with patches at the finger so that you can access your phone or IPad and not remove your gloves. Recently I found several women’s coats with breast pockets inside, a nice trend. Unlined garments with beautiful Honk Kong seam finishes and dresses made from synthetics that do not fray so they are not hemmed at all have surprised me in the stores. Write about these things, please!
Teach us to make modern stylish clothes!