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Rabia | Posted in Feedback on Threads on

Wow, the latest issue of Threads (#156, I think) is G-R-E-A-T!!! That article on Balenciaga was FANTASTIC…I was happy to see it went on for some time, and didn’t stop at only 2 or 3 pages, and had LOTS of pictures! The Kenneth King article on shadow applique was delicious, and I got lots of laffs over the sewing disaster stories; glad they didn’t happen to ME! (it was also nice to feel a teeny tiny bit of schadenfreude after reading about the disasters that happened to the “sewing superstars”; they are ‘human’ after all! 😉 )

   All in all it was such a great issue I almost felt like smoking a cigarette after finishing it! I will remark that I am glad you have shifted all the amateur and beginner articles to “Sewstylish”; there are any number of rinky-tink project articles and enough sewing mags that cater to beginners out there; nice to have a mag that caters exclusively to advanced sewers!


  1. lou19 | | #1

    Thanks for this information. My subscription has expired but will buy this isssue.

    1. lou19 | | #2

      Has anyone been able to buy this issue in the UK yet?

  2. Teaf5 | | #3

    Nice issue!

    I agree completely; the magazine seems to have found its original focus with these latest few issues.  Once again, I'm am anxiously waiting for the next issue and return to it again and again.

     The Balenciaga article appeared right as my friend told me about seeing an exhibit of his gowns, and I recognized her favorites in the many photos.  The technique articles manage to inform an experienced sewer while appearing clear enough for a determined beginner to follow.  Kudos to the authors and editors!

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    Londa | | #4

    Issue 156 of THREADS

    I agree - it was the first of my 'treats' to myself to enjoy on my VACATION!   Took notes as I read...

     Page 24 - don't expect I'll try this one - in the bias area of that butterfly sleeve, I would think it would 'pull' into diagonal lines like crazy - even WITH my Pfaff Integrated Dual Feed.  Thoughts???

    Page 27 - There's no mentioin of it, but notice the finished interior edge of the facing in Photo 2.  Silk organza was cut same as the facing, wtitched right wides together on interior edge, then seam pressed open, then as needs to be BEFORE attaching to the garment as a facing.  I did this years ago on nice linen heirloom front button blouses.  PERFECT amount of 'body' for a facing! 

    Page 28 - I sure don't have time to hand do understitching if it's not to be seen.  Happy for those who do!

    Page 31 - Vogue 1211 - immediately checked out on my IPad - quite ddramatic!  I like asymmetry, but feel I'd decrease the size of the collar some. 

    Page 34 - Love that collar stand interest.  While on vacation - saw some men's shirts featuring machine embroidery on the UNDERLAP side of the front placket - between buttons, also on the collar stand.  Durned I can't find my note about the manufacturer.

    Page 36 -  I must be imept, but can NOT get bias applied like that to look good enough to suit me on both sides.  I would stitch right side of Bias to Wrong side of shirt, then finish stitching on Right side of shirt. 

    Page 37 - I would fold the top tip of that triangle down first to 'miter'.  Cool idea though. 

    Page 44 - I LOVE that dress!  Could be a sheer woven, but then you'd have to hem the skirt.  LOVE Love, Love not hemming knits cause they don't ravel! My Home Ec professors would turn in their graves...

    Page 54 - Gusset thingie - If I were doing alterations, this would be a Keeper!

    page 64 - Also oved the Balanciaga article - so interesting re the church influence.  Blue dress on page 64 looks like nun wear to me! 

    Page 67 - I especially liked the stay or the 'pleat' at a cap sleeve.  THAT can be added any time - and I sure plan to do this to several of my tops.  

    Page 69 - I assume the Balenciaga bow would be cut on the bias for soft folds.

    Page 73 - love the 'whisper rather than shout' lingo in comment bout the gown's sleeves.  Too much fashion 'shouts' these days - ala the collar in the Pfaff ad page 17!  Now....that shouts.  Each to his own.  I'd rather 'whisper' myself. 

    Always look forward to the next THREADS!!!  Love, love, love it!

  4. lou19 | | #5

    Hurrah, Threads 156 finally arrived in the UK. Worth the wait. Great issue with none of the boring -oh-so basic  articles. I found even the article on understitching and invisible zips worth reading.

    Love the Balenciaga feature...........I was interested in the stay for the back wrapped dress. I have had to improvise solutions to thie problem of moving shoulder seams and will try this next time.

    Lots more I like.

    Thank you Threads for a freat magazine

  5. lou19 | | #6

    Just renewed my subscription - the last few issues have been great.

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