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May 10, 2016


June/July 2016
Issue Number 185






Current Issue of Threads magazine
On the Cover:
Mark Any Fabric: The Best Tools & Methods, Kenneth D. King's Expert Sewing Tips, Pattern-Free Summer Skirt, Fast Zipper Fixes, How to Fit Plus-Size Arms, and Works of Art: Sewing Challenge Winners


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Feature Articles

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ON YOUR MARK
by Carol J. Fresia
Get set to transfer symbols with the right tool for your fabric

36
CREATE FACINGS
by Daryl Lancaster
How to draft and sew these supportive edge finishes

Online extra:
Video: Install an All-in-One Facing (coming soon!)

42
FITTING PLUS-SIZE SLEEVESS
by Kathleen Cheetham
Expert pattern solutions to flatter fuller arms

46
SMART TIPS FROM PROFESSOR KING
by Kenneth D. King
Techniques and advice to boost your sewing skills

52
INSPIRED BY ART
by Judith Neukam
Designers interpret masterpieces as sheath dresses

58
FROM BODY SCAN TO CUSTOM FORM
by Stephani L. Miller
3-D scanning creates an accurate copy of your figure

Online extra:
More custom dress form options (comign soon!)

66

Departments
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CONTRIBUTORS

6
LETTERS

8
TIPS
Divide measurements easily, organize fabric, track machine needles, and stow sewing equipment

12
NOTIONS
DIY summer shoes,appliqué pins, a tool for tight spaces, fabric grips, shirtmaking book

14
EMBELLISHMENTS
Sleeve cutouts

18
DIY PROJECT
Simple summer skirt

22
HOW DID THEY SEW THAT?
Vintage blend

28
PATTERN REVIEW

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Threads 360°: Colorful Sheath Dress

30
ESSENTIAL TECHNIQUES
Prep fabric properly

Online extra:
Tips for working with a faced neckline or waistline (coming soon!)

72
SEWING SAVES
Zipper fixes

76
PROFILES IN SEWING
Kathrine Tilton

78
Q&A
What is cady, why cotton is "mercerized"

80
ADVERTISER INDEX

83
CLOSURES

86
UP CLOSE (BACK COVER)
1930s Dress with unique collar