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Liking the last issue

suesew | Posted in Feedback on Threads on

I am a little surprised by the virulent reaction to this lastest issue. Of course there will be issues that don’t speak to everyone. But I can remember some 25+ years ago when all we had was something simple like patterns in the newspapers and the old “Workbasket”. Even Sew News used to be a newspaper like publication. Sewing information has exploded in the last 20 years and it is very difficult to find anything really totally new. When I go to Sewing Expo classses I often feel like I could have taught them myself and I’m glad to come out with one new idea from the info presented.
I really appreciate “Threads for pushing the envelope and not being terribly “basic.” I think the magazine has quite a wide variety at different sewing levels. And I cannot imagine cancelling my subscription – who knows what I might miss next month. I gave up on Sew News years ago because of their cutesy article titles and super simplicity. Threads was taking sewing seriously. Please don’t change.
This month I enjoyed the article on the three coats made from the same pattern and on the usage of striped fabrics (but just what is that picture on page 80 bottom right?) I didn’t need the button, elastic, or lining article, but someone else did, I’m sure. And I always read all the ads – especially the little ones in the back – as well. There areso many resources hidden there. And the photography is always beautiful. Thanks for a great magazine. Sue


  1. Elisabeth | | #1

    That picture on page 80? It's a picture of me in the future when I am ninety seven, that's my arm in a poufy sleeve then.

    I think the last issue was very nice too. Nothing thrilllllling for me personally but useful tidbits. The fitting section on pants for wide hips and narrow legs is exactly what I would need to make pants for my daughter and is a nice addition to my adventures in pants fitting.

    It is hard to complain about getting a fine magazine dedicated to sewing written by sewers and even with sewing advertising put in my mailbox!

  2. carolfresia | | #2

    Sue, that picture is intended to show how the designer used two layers of monochromatic striped sheer fabric, oriented at 90 degrees to each other, to create a subtle plaid effect. Although the plaid effect is visible in the sleeve detail above, with the beading, it's not clear that it comes from two separate, overlapped layers. Sorry that didn't come through clearly in the photo! You're supposed to be able to see a hand vaguely silhouetted under the two fabric layers.


  3. SewNancy | | #3

    No matter what my gripes I love Threads!  It is the best designed magazine around and that goes for the other Taunton press magazines too.    It is a pleasure to read an article and not have to hunt for the rest of it in the back of the magazine.  And while I may be disappointed in an issue, you never know what the next one will bring.


  4. JeanEsther | | #4

    You are right about the articles that didn't help you much helped someone else. The elastic and lining articles were very helpful to me. I haven't read the coat article you enjoyed so much, partly because I don't plan to make a coat this year. I'll read it soon, though, and I'll probably glean something from it to apply to the jackets I do plan to make.

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