This article is from the Textile Related Books FAQ, by Lara J. Fabans firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
Threads: Great source of ideas and techniques. Covers sewing, embellishment and
quilts. Very high quality articles and pictures. Each issue typically has
*at least* one article about a clothing designer and one article discussing
techniques for a specific sewing topic (e.g. welt pockets, traditional
collars, cuffs, etc). Many articles discuss techniques used in haute couture
houses or well known designer's workshops. Some articles discuss drafting
patterns or special fitting issues. I've noticed that they've been putting the
best of their articles in books also available from Taunton Press.
$4.75/issue. Subscription about $24 for 6 issues (one year).
Taunton Press; 63 South Main Street; PO Box 5506; Newtown CT 06470-9976
Sew News: Available in many fabric stores. A number of fashion related
features that show patterns and material, several question and answer columns
and reviews, a column that shows how to copy an (expensive) designer original
for minimal cost, articles on techniques for clothing or home decorating.
$2.95/issue. $12.95 for a one year subscription.
PJS Publications; PO Box 1790; News Plaza; Peoria, IL 61656.
Piecework: Emphasized historical crafts and reproductions of historical
crafts. Sewing, embroidery, weaving, etc. Wide variety of topics similar to
Threads' variety in earlier years. Stresses the historical aspects of crafts
and historically accurate reproductions. $24 for 6 issues per year.
Interweave Press; 201 East Fourth Street; Loveland, CO 80537;
1-800-645-3675; (303) 669-7672 8-5 Mountain time.
Burda: see sewing FAQ
Vogue Patterns: see sewing FAQ. recommended for ideas and techniques by
Yvonne Wilson (yvonne.wilson@Corp.Sun.COM)
Butterick Patterns: see sewing FAQ
McCalls Patterns: see sewing FAQ
Handwoven: Interweave Press, see sewing FAQ
Spinoff: Interweave Press, see sewing FAQ