Latest Issue of Threads
I have just bought the lastest issue of Threads and was blown away with all the great ideas for garment making.
I think this is one of the best issues ever!
Thanks Threads editors for raising the bar on the Art of Sewing!
Thank you!! That is great to hear!
In the article "Living on the Edge", Anna mentioned that the pattern on the cover could be made in woven fabric, since the pattern is for knits only.
Is there a way that I can contact Anna to ask her how to do this -- I am eager to make this?
Here is the information that she provided us a couple weeks ago when I asked the same exact question! Isn't is a great blouse? The reviews at Pattern Review are mixed (with knits), I'm thinking it's so much better as a woven!
Where is the information about the changing a pattern from knit to woven?
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Yes, I made the blouse from a woven (silk Charmeuse) even though the pattern called for knits. Prior to making it, I had tried on the muslin the tester made for the pattern review column which was in a knit, size 10. The bust, shoulder, armhole and sleeve area was very roomy while the hemline skimmed my hips, also the neckline is very wide. At this point I knew the blouse was going to fit in a woven but needed to double check this. So I measured the pattern tissue and compared the numbers with my actual body measurements. I found the next size up gave me enough ease at the hips. If it had not, I could always have inserted a zipper at side seam, center back seam or created little slits at side seams. Another change I made was to add a facing to the neckline, because the pattern is designed for a raw edge.
Thanks for the information!
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