Party Dresses

Party Dresses (Digital Issue)

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Editors of Threads Magazine

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  • Product # D34040
  • Type PDF Download
  • Published Date 2014
  • Pages 124

Make your own dresses for all kinds of successes. Whether you're on the prowl for a trendy career dress that says you're in charge, a stunning cocktail dress that steals the show, or an occasion dress for prom, weddings, or parties, Party Dresses is all you need to sew something special.

This essential guide gathers the best sewing know-how from two of today's most influential and trusted magazines – Threads and SewStylish.  The patterns are easy-to-follow yet net a spectacular final product that looks like something you just purchased at a high-end boutique. 

Festive, fun, colorful, trendy, classic – it's all here. From a timeless all-occasion dress to a chic designer-like number that’s red-carpet ready, Party Dresses offers four sections to guide you to perfection. From fabrics to construction, embellishments to accessories, you’ll have everything you need to make impressive creations with the utmost confidence.

Look at all you get in this special issue:

  • A brand new Simplicity SewStylish pattern planned by the editors and Simplicity designers to ensure a flattering and trendy dress that’s fun to sew.
  • Patterns and instructions for creating the perfect wrap, belt, or evening bag to accessorize your looks.
  • Expert tips on shopping for and handling fine fabrics such as velvet, chiffon, satin, tulle, brocade, lace, as well as notions such as beads, ribbons, boning, and cording.
  • Insider advice on choosing the best tools for creating strapless dresses that stay put, spaghetti straps that don't wilt, and other intricacies.
  • Tricks of the trade for mastering the best fit.
  • And so much more

Look like a million bucks for a fraction of the cost. Learn to make all kinds of party dresses for way less than retail prices as Party Dresses shows you the satiny ropes of fine dressmaking.

DownloadParty Dresses now!

Table of Contents

New & Noteworthy: Cool Tools + Bookshelf
Fabric Facts: Party Dress Materials
Party Fashion Forecast
Sewing Smarts for Fancy Frocks

Fabric Section
F1/Sheer Magic
F2/Velvet Indulgence
F3/From Couches to Coats
F4/Secret Strength of Silk Organza

Construction Section
C1/Strapless Dresses that Stay Put
C2/Easy-to-Sew Boning
C5/Lace Edges
C6/Hem Support
C/8Delicate Hems
C7/Build a Better Bust

Embellishments Section
C3/Spaghetti Straps
E/1Lace Adornment
E/2Shadow Applique
E/4:Coming Up Roses

Accessories Section
A1/Elegant, Wide Belts
A2/Barely-There Bolero
A3/Evening Bags
A/4Hair Accessories

"In the Back" Departments
On the Web
Sneak Peek: What's coming up from Threads
Common Terms

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