Threads magazine, IMO the absolute best magazine devoted to sewing, is the only publication I have subscribed to for over 20 years. If anything is responsible for teaching me to sew better and actually pay attention to what I am creating in cloth, it is Threads.
On the back cover of the July 2009 edition there are photos of a macrame dress.
Possibly it was a 1930's wedding gift from South America. A knotted dress. What an undertaking!