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October/November 2014
Issue Number 175






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On the Cover:
Fall Sewing Preview, Tailored Collar Technique


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Feature Articles

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SHIRT CHANGE
by Judith Neukam
Indulge in fine finishing details


38
COUTURE LACE SKIRT
by Susan Khalje
An elegant garment teaches essential guipure sewing techniques

44
KING'S COLLAR
by Kenneth D. King
Classic tailoring shapes layers to last

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Video: Sew Perfect Collar Points

50
WEAVE CUSTOM TRIMS
by Daryl Lancaster
Design your own passementerie with a simple loom

Online extra:
More Tips and Resources for Inkle Weaving

56
SELF-FIT YOUR PANTS
by Linda Lee
Simple steps to a great fit—no assistant required

62
FALL FASHION SEWING
by Connie Crawford
Clean silhouettes, elegant textiles, and rich colors


68

Departments
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CONTRIBUTORS

6
LETTERS

8
TIPS
Add lighting at the sewing machine, track fabric scraps digitally, sew perfectly placed belt loops

12
NOTIONS
Online button source, machine-needle selection guide, iron soleplate cover, handcrafted pressing tool

16
EMBELLISHMENTS
Chopkey appliqué

Online extra:
360° Chopkey Embellished Dress

20
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24
HOW DID THEY SEW THAT?
The puzzling notch

28
QUICK TO MAKE
Shapely belts

30
PATTERN REVIEW

34
TEACH YOURSELF TO SEW
Part 2: Edge finishes

74
IN THE SEWING ROOM
Mary Ray

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78
READERS CLOSET

82
A STITCH IN TIME

84
Q&A
Use dual feed or a walking foot, eliminate baggy skirt seats

86
ADVERTISER INDEX

89
CLOSURES

90
BACK COVER
1940s Wool Crepe