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June Discoveries

Resources and additional favorites for this issue.

Fabric shopping in Paris. Check out the list of cities below for more international fabric shopping guides.


Elastic Thread: For shirring fabric, you need to use elastic thread. Get step-by-step details in this month’s Upgrade Your Sewing feature.


What Shall I Wear?: Clare McCardell was the first designer to present the ballet flat as a fashionable footwear option. Her unique fashion philosophy defined the “American Look,” and this book illuminates her practical and useful design approach.

Clare McCardell’s designs defined the “American Look.”

This month’s sample garments

The Loretta Shirt:

Pinstripe Linen

The Patsy Skirt:

Stripe Alliance Rayon Challis

Cotton+Steel Gingham

A special thank you to Shannon Fabrics for the double gauze used for the Akita sample in this month’s Upgrade Your Sewing article!

Contemporary smocking ideas from The Cutting Class.

Seamworker’s Travel Guides

Do you like to do a little fabric shopping while traveling? Check out the Seamwork archives for some international fabric shopping guides for the following cities: Amsterdam, Antwerp, Austin, Boston, Brooklyn, Edinburgh. Ho Chi Minh City, Kyoto, London, Los Angeles, Montréal, Québec, Paris, Phoenix, Nashville, Portland, Tokyo, Vancouver, B.C., A Seamworker’s Guide to Fashion Museums


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