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September 8, 2015


October/November 2015
Issue Number 181






Current Issue of Threads magazine
On the Cover:
Translate Measurements into a Great Fit, 3 Terrific Ways to Match Prints, Armscye Finishes


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Feature Articles

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THREE WAYS TO MATCH PRINTS
by Louise Cutting, Susan Crane, and Cathie Ryan
Align fabric across seams with one of these expert methods

38
THE VIEW WITHIN
by Carol J. Fresia
An exhibition turns historic garments inside out to reveal construction details

46
HEM A PLEATED SKIRT
by Susan Khalje
Release the creases for a crisp finish

52
ESSENTIAL MEASURING POINTS
by Carol J. Fresia and Judith Neukam
To prepare for a good fit, compare your body to the pattern

56
FALL SEWING INSPIRATION
by Stephani L. Miller
Key designs feature rich colors, high textures, and sleek silhouettes

Online extra:
Midi-Skirt Trend Report

62
JAPANESE PATTERNS
by Véronick Avery
Discover their charming designs and intuitive instructions

68

Departments
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CONTRIBUTORS

6
LETTERS

8
TIPS
Make your own pincushions, a portable sewing kit, sewing machine foot-control conversion, how to repackage pattern tissue

12
NOTIONS
Entry-level embroidery machine, custom cover service for buttons, buckles, belts, and snaps

14
EMBELLISHMENTS
Beaded buttons

16
HOW DID THEY SEW THAT?
Gleaming grid

22
DIY PROJECT
Falling leaves necklace

28
PATTERN REVIEW

Online extra:
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34
ESSENTIAL TECHNIQUES
Armscye finishes

74
SEWING SAVES
Repair a stray snip

Online extra:
Video: How to Repair a Stray Snip

80
READER'S CLOSET

84
Q&A
Where to place bust-dart points

86
ADVERTISER INDEX

89
CLOSURES

90
UP CLOSE (BACK COVER)
Midcentury Top