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Josefly | Posted in Feedback on Threads on

I really liked the “reader’s closet” selections this month. Congratulations to Krystal Ericson, Becky Fulgoni, Alex Sudalnik, Karen Whitehead, and Sandra Bessieres. Your individual takes on the Threads articles were fabulous, and all quite well carried-out. Nothing’s better than to see where people take inspiration, and how their vision comes to fruition. Thanks for sharing your ideas with the rest of us Threads readers.


  1. cynthia2 | | #1

    I agree, Josefly.  Even though I might not wear some of the designs shown in Reader's Closet, I applaud their creativity and got some good ideas from them that I can adapt to my own style. 

  2. MargieT | | #2

    I loved Sandra Bessieres version of the Threads 2 hour skirt.  It put my cotton effort to shame. Great ideas for an evening version.

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      jacd | | #3

      Is threads going to put the other finalists on line like they have in previous years??

      1. MargieT | | #4

        Sorry,  I don't know the answer. They would be worth seeing because the majority are so impressive and worth looking at in detail.

    2. Josefly | | #5

      Yes, that skirt is not something I would have thought to make of charmeuse. Can just imagine how good it must feel to wear it.I also loved the silver-on-purple paint-stick rubbing that Karen Whitehead did. I'm more interested in trying that technique now than I was when I read the original article. Not sure how the wearer could walk in the dress, but it's striking and elegant. I can see changes I might make, but I admire the inventiveness.Becky Fulgoni's skirt and vest are quite nice, too...I never see fabrics like those at my usual fabric haunts. The chevrons in the skirt are so beautifully matched. The trim on the vest - an unusual addition, I think, to taffeta and satin - looks very well done, to me, also. The young sewers are really impressive. As I've been struggling to finish a project started quite a while ago, I've realized that I'm really a coward when it comes to cutting into anything but inexpensive fabric - it's much easier just to dream about it. But I'm inspired by these finished garments, and intend to take more "risks".

      1. MargieT | | #6

        I have forced myself to make a designer pattern from Vogue [Vogue 2910] and it is turning out better than I hoped.  Seeing what other readers do from Threads ideas makes me feel a bit guilty frquently going for easy patterns.

        1. Josefly | | #7

          Nice pattern. Which pieces are you making, and what kind of fabric are you using. Have you found the pattern easy to follow and fit?

          1. MargieT | | #8

            I am only making the trousers at this stage.  I have made them out of a lovely cream crepe and I am really pleased with the finished result. The only alteration I made was to the width as I have a large waist.  I did this by adding 5/8" to the front side seams and left out the back darts.  I used the fitting method from `Pants for Real People' which worked a treat.  I am planning on making the trousers again - probably in a black crepe and I will change the waistband to a facing as, for some reason or other,  I hate doing waistbands.  This is the second item I have made from an Adri pattern and have had a great result both times. 

          2. Josefly | | #9

            I'm glad to hear about your success with the Adri patterns. It's always nice to hear what patterns work. And I haven't looked at "Pants for Real People" yet, in my quest to finally do what it takes to fit myself with some pants, so I'll check that book out.

          3. MargieT | | #10

            It's worth looking at.

          4. AmberE | | #11

            The video from Inspired by Threads is on the site----check it out

          5. Josefly | | #12

            I don't know if I'm blind or what, but I'm having trouble finding the video. It's probably right under my nose, but can someone give me directions?

          6. AmberE | | #13

            My bad---it's complete and in line to be posted shortly---I'll find out the date

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