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Create your look with gorgeous details

 

Threads Magazine     

April/May 2007
Issue Number 130
 

Learn how to create beautiful outfits, discover garment-industry tips, and learn techniques for elegant embroidery found only in Threads.

$6.99 each

 

 
Feature Articles

 
Page

 
THE PERFECT LITTLE BLACK DRESS
by the Threads staff
Members of the Professional Association of Custom Clothiers take on making the quintessential little black dress


  34
25 COOL SEWING SUPPLIES
by the Threads staff
Find inexpensive notions in the most unusual places


  41
THE GRACEFUL FUNNEL COLLAR
by Fred Bloebaum
Both flattering and functional, the funnelcollar has many faces


 
  45
TRY PLUS-SIZE DRAPING -- FOR THE BEST BODICE EVER
by Kathleen Cheetham
When your measurements go off the charts, draping gives design freedom


 
  50
MAKE IT DESIGNER
by Deana Tierney
Sew a runway garment with a commercial pattern


 
  56
ART DARTS
by Ruth Ciemnoczolowski
Darts transcend their shaping purpose to become design elements


 
  60


 
Departments

 
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CONTRIBUTORS

 
  6
LETTERS

 
  8
NOTIONS
Adhesive measuring tape; book on fashion design fundamentals; spot remover; chenille cutter; Simplicity/Threads contest

 
  13
TIPS
Organizing buttons; make a tailor's ham; no-bulk elastic joint; masking tape seam-allowance guide

 
  16
PATTERN REVIEW
Spring ushers in pretty tops

 
  22
BASICS
Keep your machine in tip-top shape

 
  29
QUICK TO MAKE
Cardi-wrap in an hour

 
  32
READER'S CLOSET

 
  66
EMBELLISHMENTS
Wire + crochet = couture buttons

 
  69
Q&A
Turning pants into a skirt; bagging a jacket lining; creating lotus-petal sleeves; establishing prices for a sewing business

 
  72
MASTER CLASS
Develop your personal style

 
  74
ADVERTISER INDEX

 
 
88
CLOSURES
Sewing's life lessons

 
  90
BACK COVER
Vintage ribbons
 
   
 
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