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Threads #203, June/July 2019

Sew with Sequined Fabrics

For drama, sparkle, and visual impact, sequined fabrics are without equal. They can be rich with red-carpet glamour, glow with quiet elegance, or add a hint of sparkle to a…

    Pattern Review

  • Pattern Review: Victory Patterns Ulysses Coat

    A nontraditional, calf-length trench coat with an angled front hemline, this drapey design can be worn open or closed and fastened with a self-fabric belt. It has epaulets secured with…

  • Pattern Review: Vogue 1599 Collared Shirt

    This Koos Couture design is an updated version of a men’s collared shirt. It is shown with contrasting fabrics, has multiple vertical seams for simplified fitting, and topstitching on all…

  • Pattern Review: Thread Theory Lazo Trousers

    Featuring a silhouette that can be styled as relaxed or office-ready, these tapered-leg pants contain chic design details. They have a wide waistband, two side-front pleats on each leg, slanted…

  • Pattern Review: Charm Patterns Night and Day Dress

    With a total of 72 design combinations, this retro-style dress is a versatile addition to any wardrobe. There are two highly fitted bodices with bust and waist darts, and a…

  • Pattern Hack: Ruched Skirt

    Expand the pattern to add stylish gathers.

  • Essential Techniques: Utility Stitch Guide

    When I set out to write about utility stitches, I fell down the proverbial rabbit hole. There are two fundamental utility stitches: the straight stitch and the zigzag. Those two…

  • 3 Great Sewing Notions

    Serge and cover-stitch confidently The Triumph serger/cover-stitch combination machine is Baby Lock’s top-of-the-line serger. Its RevolutionAir threading system enables you to thread loopers and needles quickly and easily. Pull about…

  • Vintage-Inspired Dress with Style Options | 360-Degree View

    With a total of 72 design combinations, the Night and Day Dress from Charm Patterns is a versatile addition to any wardrobe. There are two fitted bodices with bust and…

  • Two-Way Sequined Dress | 360-Degree View

    Adapted and sewn by author Patricia Robison from Vogue 8904, this dress features a simple silhouette with big impact. The dress is sewn in a two-way sequined fabric. On one…

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