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Threads #183, February/March 2016

    How Did They Sew That

  • Add an Extravagant Touch to a Basic Blouse

    A thoughtfully trimmed top can give an ensemble real power. By simply highlighting small sections of the garment with outstanding fabrics, you can set the whole mood of an outfit.  There…


  • A Lagerfeld-Style Deconstructed Embellishment

    Some of the most beautiful embellishments are created through strategic removal of elements, rather than their addition. A stunning example of this concept is a deconstructed effect used by Karl…

    Sewing Saves

  • Seam ripper laying on top of a damaged button hole.

    Sewing Save: Correct a Miscut Buttonhole

    Fix miscut buttonholes easily with these two methods: appliqué over the cut for an embellishment opportunity or convert the closure to hidden snaps with decorative buttons.

    Essential Techniques

  • Installing an Underlining

    Once a staple of fine sewing, underlinings have fallen out of favor in today’s quick-to-sew world. Installing an underlining takes time and attention to detail, but the results are oh,…

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