Take a look at the spring 2018 fashion runways for fabric and pattern inspiration, and link to techniques for working with specialty fabrics.
Learn how to sew belt loops and add a flattering, curved waistband that won't stretch out of shape.
Transform a basic one-piece sleeve pattern into one with a stylish retro-modern silhouette.
This retro-style sheath dress was made for "Essential Techniques: Set Your Zipper Straight" in Threads #196 (April/May 2018).
From the Lisette line, this Butterick 6482 dress design has strategic pleats and prominent topstitching.
Learn the steps to creating a flattering peplum in Threads #196. Use this free pattern to get started.
Embroidery comes to the rescue, with a mending solution for lightweight, translucent fabrics.
Our tester recommends pressing open the curved overarm seam on a ham, as well as clipping and pressing open the lower raglan seam allowances, in order to topstitch these areas…
For a custom fit, our tester recommends trying on the pant to determine the snap placement rather than relying on the pattern’s snap placement marking.
For the fashion fabric, choose midweight knits with good stretch and recovery, such as ponte, double knits, and interlock knits.
This lined bomber-style jacket from the Beaute’ J’adore line has subtle designer details.
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