Cut-Up Couture: Edgy Upcycled Garments to Sew

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Cut-Up Couture is a cutting-edge design book that teaches how to use the copious fabric in men's clothing items to make 34 innovative garments and accessories. The simple sewing techniques showcase how to turn men's shirts, t-shirts, and sweatshirts into beautiful dresses, ruffled blouses, draping tops, and gorgeous jackets for women.

You'll learn how to cut, re-sew, and re-shape clothing into cherished garments that resemble trendy, urban boutique findings with lessons in ...

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Overview

Cut-Up Couture is a cutting-edge design book that teaches how to use the copious fabric in men's clothing items to make 34 innovative garments and accessories. The simple sewing techniques showcase how to turn men's shirts, t-shirts, and sweatshirts into beautiful dresses, ruffled blouses, draping tops, and gorgeous jackets for women.

You'll learn how to cut, re-sew, and re-shape clothing into cherished garments that resemble trendy, urban boutique findings with lessons in creative "upcycling" and stylish yet simple sewing. Plus, several of the garments in Cut-Up Couture are reversible or can be worn in several ways, such as a dolman-style top that transforms into a skirt, or a skirt/cape variation. Explore a wealth of innovative advice and inspiration for making each project inexpensive, and still very chic.

The stylish projects featured are for beginner and advanced sewists or for those simply interested in fashion design.

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Editorial Reviews

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"A gorgeously styled book." - Sew Cult: Sewing Pattern Reviews

"Cut-Up Couture will have you gasping 'Why didn't I think of that?!'" - Megan, Can Do Books and Patterns for Creative People

"A cutting-edge design book....the stylish projects featured are for beginner and advanced sewists or for those simply interested in fashion design." - Fab Shop News

"For an elegantly simple guide on how to cut up clothes and turn them into something fabulous and new, check out the new Cut-Up Couture: Edgy Upcycled Garments to Sew." - SewDaily.com

"A great new book....using men's clothing, the book offers 34 right-off-the-runway garments and accessories that you can make, many of which are reversible or can be worn several ways. I love it!" - Amber Eden, Editor, Stitch Magazine and SewDaily.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596685956
  • Publisher: Interweave Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/7/2012
  • Pages: 88
  • Sales rank: 539,176
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Koko Yamase's clothing designs have been worn and loved around the world for years. Born in Japan, she graduated from Tokyo's Setsu Mode Seminar Art Academy and then moved to the United States to work as an animation artist. Koko is now back home in Japan and owns a vintage clothing store and owns two popular clothing lines she created--which consists of designs made from re-fashioned vintage clothes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2012

    Highly recommended for any one who sews

    I shared the book with a friend's teenaged daughter and she loved it! Made for a funtrip to Goodwill for men's shirts. The fashions are great and you can really get creative all while recycling!

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