Monday, December 31, 2007

I Love Threads


I love Threads. I will never, ever, ever throw away my magazines. I discovered this publication when I was working in a fabric store right around issue #40. As soon as I had some extra money, I ordered some back issues that had articles of interest. I now possess a library of magazines that is 90% complete (let my subscription lapse a few years ago).

My collection combined with the power of the internet has created an invaluable resource of sewing information. In the past year I’ve gone to their website, searched the index, and headed for my library. Ta da, there’s the information I wanted!

As one of my new year’s resolutions, I’ll be re-padding and customizing the dress form I’ve used for decades. My original cover was constructed by following a four-part series in Threads and based on my success the first time, I’m repeating the same process to fit my “changed” body. It took little more than 10 minutes for me to find the articles I need from my precious Threads library.

How about you – can you beat my record of 90%? I’ve heard tell that some people actually have every single issue. I’m envious. Do you find this magazine as valuable as me? Is there another publication you find equally informative or better?

Friday, December 28, 2007

Test #1 Pictures


Just posted a new picture/review on Pattern Review. Let's see if I can add it here too!

This is part of my fall/winter wardrobe. Not initially planned, but a I love the addition. Although the pants appear to be black they are in fact a nice shade of brown from last year's wardrobe.