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Threads #213, Feb./March 2021

How to Hide the Zipper in a Dart

Much of the time, a garment’s zipper opening is straightforward: The zipper is inserted into the center-back seam, or possibly along the side seam, or maybe at a center-front seam.…

    Pattern Review

  • McCalls 7983

    Pattern Review: McCall’s 7983

    McCall’s 7983 This ensemble pattern yields a slim, columnar silhouette. It consists of a close-fitting bodysuit paired with a slim pegged skirt. The pull-on bodysuit has a snap-tape crotch closure…

  • Linda Wrap Dress 2102

    Pattern Review: Linda Wrap Dress 2102

    Just Patterns: Linda Wrap Dress 2102 This unlined wrap dress for woven fabrics has details that give it a refined and businesslike air. The three-quarter-length sleeves are finished with two-piece…

  • Vogue 1702

    Pattern Review: Vogue 1702

    Vogue 1702 Designed by couture expert Claire B. Shaeffer, these palazzo-style pants are perfect for showcasing a flowing fabric. The fully lined pants have front and back waist darts and…

  • iconic bomber pattern

    Pattern Review: Iconic Bomber

    Worthy Design Studio: Iconic Bomber Stand out from the crowd in this one-size jacket with interesting piecing details and a relaxed silhouette. You will also be supporting a worthy cause,…

  • Chilton Trench 5101

    Pattern Review: Chilton Trench 5101

    Cashmerette: Chilton Trench 5101 Trench coats are versatile and can work as fancy accessory coats or as utilitarian garments for daily life. The Chilton is a classic, belted, fully lined…

  • Olya Shirt/Shirt Dress

    Pattern Review: Olya Shirt/Shirt Dress

    The unconventional shape of the pattern pieces makes this an exceptional design.

    Fabric Lab

  • sewing with batiks

    Sewing With Artful Batiks

    Classic batiks are created by a wax resist and overdyeing process. Textile historians trace their development to 13th century Indonesia. Artisans there used handmade copper stamps or “tjaps” to imprint…

    How Did They Sew That

  • using giant buttons

    Make Giant Buttons a Garment Feature

    Big, decorative buttons add drama to garments. At the same time, they pose problems: How do you attach buttons with extralarge holes rather than shanks, and what is the size…

    Closures

  • Sewing Seeds of Love

    Sewing Seeds of Love

    For the last 5 years, I have been living my dream. After sewing for over 30 years, I fulfilled my lifelong desire to open a sewing studio. Now I teach…

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