Sewing and Construction

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01 Mar 2011
Seam Finishes: French Seams

Simone Rocha, AW11, London. When sheer fabrics are used the seam finish needs to be carefully considered since it can...

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28 Feb 2011
Fully Fashioned and Cut and Sew Knitwear at Jil Sander

Jil Sander, AW11, Milan. When it comes to knitwear there are basically two ways that the shape of the garment...

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22 Feb 2011
Pocket Bags at Christopher Kane

Christopher Kane, AW11, London. Pocket bags are simply the pieces of fabric that form the inside section of pockets. They...

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21 Feb 2011
Fundamentals of Sewing: Seams

Above are the two most commonly used types of seams in contemporary sewing, closed and open seams and they are...

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20 Feb 2011
Pattern Making Fundamentals: Seam Allowance

When taken back to it’s most basic level, sewing is the means by which we have clothed ourselves for thousands...

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Pattern Making Tool Box: Tracing Wheel on The Cutting Class. Needle point tracing wheel.
18 Feb 2011
Pattern Tool Box: Tracing Wheel

Image of a needle point tracing wheel from MacCulloch & Wallis» Tracing wheels usually have a blunt edge, a serrated...

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17 Feb 2011
American Craftsmanship

Proenza Schouler, AW11. There have been times in the past where a theme of hand crafts running through the collections...

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16 Feb 2011
Internal Structure at Thom Browne

Thom Browne, AW11, New York. To create the off-the-body silhouettes seen in Thom Browne’s show you need to have a...

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15 Feb 2011
Thakoons Press Studs

Thakoon, AW11. It was a nice touch at Thakoon’s AW11 collection to balance out the time intensive tailoring and beautifully...

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14 Feb 2011
Screen Printing at Libertine

Libertine, AW11. Altering a manufactured fabric is one of the most straight forward ways to create designs that are uniquely...

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