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Help ! I Have A Fashion Problem ...
No! As we mentioned a few issues back, culottes have made a huge comeback from decades in the fashion wilderness to become one of the freshest pant shapes of the season … but they can also be the trickiest to wear, unless you keep a few things in min
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Coming CLEAN
SIMPLE SHAPES, CLEAN LINES, GRAPHIC PATTERNS … THE ELEMENTAL APPEAL OF A FEW GREAT PIECES - M7134 KHALIAH ALI ‘EASY’ TUNIC AND SKIRT: Very loose-fitting, pullover tunic in three versions, has neckband and narrow shaped hemline (wrong side shows). Clo
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Rubbing Off a Garment
A garment that has been well worn, washed many times and is showing a few war wounds will not provide the greatest base pattern if unpicked and replicated, therefore rubbing off a shape to apply to an existing pattern is a much better idea. Tracing t
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The Dress Solution
CONNIE CRAWFORD DRESS B6222: Loose-fitting dress has asymmetrical seam detail, front flounced overskirt, short sleeves, lapped back zipper, and narrow hem. Designed for lightweight and medium-weight woven fabrics, such as rayon, faille, linen or crep
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Zippers OF THE INVISIBLE KIND
To make sewing the invisible zip easy and more successful you will need a special foot. The zipper foot you usually get with your machine will not do the job well, but you will find it useful for other tasks. There are a couple of generic invisible f
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SLEEVES: The Cover Up – Part 2
If the distance from the finished armhole to the actual shoulder is more than 1 or 2cm ( 3/8 – ¾in), by inserting a sleeve the actual sleeve seam will be sitting on the shoulder line instead of a more comfortable sleeve line area. Not only will it fe
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The One & Only
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Book REVIEWS
Have you always wanted to upcycle a chair, revamp a stool or make your own headboard but had no idea where to start, or thought it was way too difficult? Then this is the book for you! It will take you by the hand and guide you through the techniques
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All Laced Up
ALL LACED UP in this season’s newest ivory and ebony laces. Featuring new machinery techniques these fabrics include mesh bases with appliqué ribbons, ›oral tributes and Roaring Twenties fringing. The newest way of wearing these fabrics is to add a p
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Tunique!
Very loose-fitting tunic blouse in all the variations shown here, has side slits stitched in place, sleeve opening variations, and narrow hem. Note: Designer's instructions are included for the sleeveless top. Sew in light silks or rayons, soft cot
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10 Sewing Rules to Never Break
RULE ONE: Always pre-treat your fabric before you cut, laundering it exactly the same way you treat your finished garments. For most of us that means machine washing and line drying. Do the same with your yardage, but remember if working with a knit,
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THE Hots
In viscose-rayon, silk, crêpe fabrics, or lightweight cotton fabrics. Plus sizes: 44 – 60. In two-way stretch fabrics. Plus sizes: 44 – 56. In two-way stretch jerseys. Plus sizes: 44 – 54. In viscose-rayon, crêpe fabrics, or lightweight cottons. P
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A Pattern Guide For Different Body Shapes
This classic feminine shape allows the most flexibility when it comes to choosing styles. You should look for styles with shaped and fitted lines that highlight your natural curves. Styles that follow your body line will draw the eye to your natural
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In TOP FORM
6345: (main image) Tops in four versions feature faux wrap-style with handkerchief hemline and option of contrast neck binding, also in midriff band, sleeveless V-neck and ¾-sleeve tunic. Sew in batiks, batiste, challis, charmeuse, cotton lawn, cotto
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Altering a Pattern for Large Upper Arms
Altering the sleeve pattern is a simple process, still allowing the sleeve to slip perfectly into the armhole as the pattern intends. If possible, work on a surface such as a cardboard cutting board that is marked in squares. This board will enable y
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Underlinings
One of the most important tools in your sewing arsenal is underlining – and if you’re not familiar with all that it can do, you’re in for a treat. While interfacing strengthens a speci›c area of a garment, underlining (sometimes called interlining)
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Print WORKS
K4114: Tops in two variations have V-neckline finished with facings, bias tape finish at armholes, princess seams, faced midriff, peplum with stitched hem and centre back zipper closure. Style shown has faced ›ange at armhole, while the other version
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Pattern Alterations for ‘No Dart’ Blocks
Minor adjustments can be made at bust, waist and hip level at the side seams and should not exceed 1.5cm ( 5/8in) or 6cm (2 3/8in) total. Blend the stitching and cutting lines. Adjust the sleeve at the underarm to match the altered armhole and blend
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Embroidery Roses
Cut a long strip of fabric on the bias grain. The width depends on the size of the rose required. These small roses are made from strips cut 5cm (2in) wide, allowing 6mm (¼in) seams. With the right sides together, machine-stitch the length of the str
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Working 9 To 5 and Then Some!
Think Diane von Furstenberg and her iconic jersey wrap dress – after all it’s perfect for a classic Nine to Five look. Add a classic court shoe, a supersized handbag – with your lap top in it of course – and a pair of oversized sunnies! Then for Afte
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It’s the DRESS Daytime … Night time … Anytime!
When the weather heats up, who has the time or energy to fuss about with separates? The dress is definitely the easiest answer – you’re dressed in a flash with a minimum of fuss, but ‘easy’ doesn’t have to mean uninteresting, or that it’s just for th
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It’s the DRESS Daytime … Night time … Anytime!
When dresses move into the evening, they go in two distinctly different directions this season. On these two pages, we show a more classical turn, in long, lean but fluid shapes with a graceful ease at the hem ... the modern difference is that there’
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Attaching Hooks And Eyes – The Couture Method
The term hook and eye dates from the seventeenth century. Today they are available in four sizes – 0, 1, 2 and 3. Size 0 is small and fine and size 3 is the largest and heaviest. Every size is available in either black or nickel finish. See photo 1.
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Summer evenings take THE LONG VIEW
THE BRIGHT MAXI EASILY MOVES FROM DAY TO NIGHT WITH A QUICK CHANGE OF ACCESSORIES – 6372 ‘EASY’: Day or cocktail dress in either short or maxi-length, as shown here (maxi-length with back slit) and with two neckline variations; shown here with purcha
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The Cocktail Hour
THE SEASON’S CHAMPAGNE OF SHAPES – FITTED ON TOP, FULL AND FLIRTY SKIRTED – ISAAC MIZRAHI NEW YORK V1434: Lined dress has close-fitting bodice with princess seams, pleated skirt (guide), side pockets, back zipper and thread loops for self-belt. For f
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25 Tips for Sewing Silks and Silkies
1. Tissue fit patterns before cutting into your silk. 2. Even silks that you plan to dry clean, after construction can benefit from pre-washing, before construction. Pre-washing eliminates permanent spotting from rain or grape juice. 3. Silk Dupion
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Bare Beauties
1183 ‘AMAZING FIT’ CORSET TOP: Corset in two styles, both with lace up backs. Features include 1/4in steel boning, over-bust boning and under-bust stay, for better fit and to keep the shape. Pattern includes separate pattern pieces for B, C, D and DD
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Stitching Lace
Whenever working with lace, the aim is to make it appear as one continuous piece – a seamless gown. Therefore, design is the key. If there is a large area to be covered with lace, such as a complete bodice, always choose a pattern with a simple desig
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Jetted Pockets are Easy!
Note: Although this has been executed on a man’s jacket, exactly the same method is used for women’s tailoring. On the right side of the garment, mark the position of the pocket. Reinforce the pocket placement area with a soft interlining (if there
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Summer Refreshers
B6206: Pullover dress and tie-belt has hem, neckband and close-fitting bodice variations, elasticised waist and narrow hem. Designed for lightweight moderate stretch knits such as jersey. Misses’/Misses’ Petite sizes: 6 – 22. B6208: Loose-fitting, p
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