Since your fall pattern review, I’ve been waiting with great anticipation for LaFred’s Maia jacket to become available. Seeing the line drawings now that it is published makes me realize I’ll need some help with this pattern–help I know is buried in back pattern issues of Threads!
I really appreciate the way Threads occasionally refers readers to back issues for more details about a technique (as in the recent article on boutis). Along these lines, I’d like to suggest that occasionally you choose a reviewed pattern (or any other. for that matter) and guide readers through the construction process, showing how techniques from a few past Threads articles might be useful for that particular project.
I’m willing to bet that if I had time to review all my past issues, I could find at least a half dozen that would help me with this interesting jacket pattern (the article on choosing interfacing? something about making great buttonholes? special pocket techniques?) Perhaps, if you can’t spare the space for an entire article, you could add such references to your pattern reviews on occasion.
I’m sure these references might frustrate a few readers, but then again you might boost sales of your back issues and you would certainly reward those of us who treasure our Threads collections so highly that they are on our lists of “things to take in case of fire or earthquake”! Thanks for your great magazine.