Cover of current issue of Threads - #167
Back cover of Threads #167
One of the neat features of Threads is the back cover. In each issue, they take an incredible garment (can be because of design, embroidery, details, etc.) and give a whole view of the garment and an up close view of the garment. Many years ago (and I am dating myself here), the back cover picture was of a pleated piece from Sarah Douglas. The detail that made it so incredible was the way she pleated it. She started with a regular piece of fabric that was on grain, but as she pleated it, she torqued the fabric left and then right so that when it was finished, the PLEATS were in a zigzag pattern.
A plug here for Threads.......... I have a LOT of magazines! I hate to throw them away and love them for ideas, reference, and eye candy. Unfortunately, I don't have room for as many magazines as I'd like, so I have had to pare down. One of the things that I really like about Threads is the options that they have for their subscriptions. They do have the option of e-subscriptions (ipads, kindles, I think). They also have Threads Insider, which is an additional $12, I think, but you get emails every couple of weeks with 'extras' - the last one was a picture tutorial on how Kennith King lines his jackets. Well worth the money!
Threads has really good construction instructions (can anyone say 'conjunction junction'!), that are perfect for those of you who want to incorporate smocking into clothes that you make for yourselves! Smocking is not just for children!!!
Go out and get yourself the latest copy of Threads - you won't be disappointed! I am personally cutting out the article on Sewing in Paris for my Bucket List folder!