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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.

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Sun Jun 21st, 7:00am

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.

Achieving a perfect fit inspires many to start to sew. Using custom measurements, sewing educator Joanne Banko creates a well-fitting boho skirt on the serger. Angela Wolf, author and designer, shows how to sew flat-felled seams for a tailored look. Then, she shows how to make custom-fitted pants and jeans that flatter any figure.

During World War II, feminine fashion took on a more masculine look. But women added feminine touches. Joanne Banko creates embroidered lingerie. Then Heather Valentine shows how to top off boots with a lacey cuff. Joanne Banko adds beads and trims with the pearls and sequin foot.

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