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July 7, 2015


August/September 2015
Issue Number 180






Current Issue of Threads magazine
On the Cover:
Pattern Grafting, Smooth Curves & Corners, Vintage Details, Copy Jeans and More


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Feature Articles

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MIXING PATTERNS
by Laura Nash
Whip upa new design from two styles

38
HONG KONG SHOPPING SMARTS
by Linda Turner Griepentrog
This bustling city offers luscious textiles and plentiful notions

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More Destinations to Enjoy

44
COMFORTABLE, SLEEK PANTS
by Sandra Miller
Upgrade a pull-on style with darts and a zipper

50
DELICIOUS BLOUSE DETAILS
by Judith Neukam
Three ways to add vintage charm

Online extra:
Vintage-Inspired Fagoted Neckband

56
THE FORTUNY LEGACY
by Kenneth D. King
A century of luxury textiles from Venice to Manhattan

Online extra:
Embroidered Fortuny Frock Coat

62
DUPLCIATE YOUR FAVORITE JEANS
by Raminta Vilkiene
Make a pattern without taking them apart

68

Departments
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CONTRIBUTORS

6
LETTERS

8
NOTIONS
Travel sewing case, curved and coil-free safety pins, Japanese hand-sewing needles, pricing system for making alterations

13
TIPS
Keep sewing supplies portable, press on a paper towel ham, organize fabrics and patterns easily, highlight stitching with chalk

16
EMBELLISHMENTS
Shirred ribbon motifs

22
HOW DID THEY SEW THAT?
Bias scallps

28
QUICK TO MAKE
Strapless jumpsuit

30
PATTERN REVIEW

Online extra:
Threads 360°: Modular Ensemble

34
ESSENTIAL TECHNIQUES
Curves and corners

76
READER'S CLOSET

80
Q&A
How to improve your hand sewing

84
ADVERTISER INDEX

89
CLOSURES

90
UP CLOSE (BACK COVER)
1940s Suit