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Fashion rules went out the window in the 1970s. The t-shirt made the statement for day wear. Joanne Banko creates a custom embroidered t-shirt for a special cause. Jumpsuits were all the rage and are in again. Angela Wolf shows how to create a jumpsuit by combining existing pant and top patterns.

As the war ended, women wore more tailored garments and pants. Fabric was readily available and flounces and drape became important design details to soften the masculine look. Sewing expert Londa Rohlfing shows how to make flounces for a truly feminine touch and Angela Wolf makes trendy cropped pants with a hidden zipper and great waistband treatments.

In the 1980s, designers took their cues from active wear, workout clothes and easy care fabrics. Angela Wolf adds a sassy peplum to a basic t-shirt to add swing and style. Cindy Hogan uses the latest digital cutting technology to create appliques for a go-everywhere denim jacket.

Build in versatility to keep up with changing fashions. Cosplay designer Cheryl Sleboda uses metal grommets to create a changeable costume skirt. Fashion designer Angela Wolf places buttons and buttonholes on the denim shirt dress. Children's designer Jessica Stewart uses her artful eye to mix fabrics and add trims for endless design opportunities.

Sleeves became important as women spent more time outdoors and synthetic fabrics became popular. Angela Wolf shows how to change a pattern to add batwing sleeves. Then she shows how to create bishop sleeves, inspired by eastern European folk wear.

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