I just want to thank you for the fabulous index of past issues! I am making McCalls 4599, which is an Oriental-style jacket. It has piping on every single edge AND facings (we’re talking front opening, hem, sleeve hems). Well, piping is my bugaboo…it never comes out lined up, and I always regret making the commitment.
Anyhow, as I was planning my layout, I realized that I should use whatever I get for the piping for the facings too, as my outer fabric is a quilted denim, and would be too heavy. Then I remembered an article in Threads about sewing a facing in a way that made it look like piping. Although I’m pretty sure that one of the Ericsons suggests that you just press it that way, I remembered that there was a picture of a cute little girl in the story I wanted. After dragging out most of my old copies of Threads, I decided to try the online index. Voila! It was Issue 104, with the funky slippers on the cover, and right there it said: “All-in-One Piping and Facing.” Took me a few more minutes to locate the issue, but now at least I knew what I was looking for…and that cover is VERY colorful!