I’ve been thinking about recent “Gatherings” discussions about the type and complexity of articles, direction Threads is taking, ideas, etc. As someone that’s interested in fine sewing and wearable art, I find I may fall into the minority of sewers . . . at least at this time. Tailoring techniques, linings/underlinings, and industry/pro tips are always something I’m on the look for.
When I have finished reading a copy of Threads, I tear out the articles that are of significant interest to me . . . I three-hole punch them and place them in an ever-growing binder . . . and then, when I have some spare time, I will take a look through it to remind myself of what’s in there . . . Needless to say, spare time is rare and I don’t get to look at the articles as freqently as I would like.
Tonight, I was adding some articles to the binder and decided to take a look through it and see what articles Threads has done that are of particular interest to me . . . the following is a handful that I’m glad I refreshed my memory about
46 Tips for Sewing Special Occasion Garments – Feb/Mar 2004
A Crazy Workshop (fun for people that like wearable art) – Dec/Jan 2003
Boning – Not Just for Corsets – Feb/Mar 2000
The Interfaced Hem – Oct/Nov 2001
12 Fresh Garment-Industry Tips – Oct/Nov 2001
Three Shortcut Jacket Linings – Feb/Mar 2002
12 Terrific Finishing Tips from the Pros – Feb/Mar 2005
Creating a Designer Knockoff – June/July 2004
A basics article on using stay tape – June/July 2004
Line and Underline in One Step – (Issue unknown – I cut it out of my issue)
I don’t have the most recent issue of Threads yet . . . but, after flipping through my binder, I feel like I have enough to keep me occupied for a while.