Embellished Fashions
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Embellished Fashions

by Mickey Baskett
     
 

Fashion magazines show them, top boutiques sell them, and everyone wants them: blouses with beaded necklines; jeans and jackets encrusted with jewels; and pretty dresses adorned with embroidery, studs, and ribbons. The price tags for these gorgeous garments may not be user friendly—but the techniques are. Thanks to this lavishly illustrated manual, anyone… See more details below

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Fashion magazines show them, top boutiques sell them, and everyone wants them: blouses with beaded necklines; jeans and jackets encrusted with jewels; and pretty dresses adorned with embroidery, studs, and ribbons. The price tags for these gorgeous garments may not be user friendly—but the techniques are. Thanks to this lavishly illustrated manual, anyone can use iron-on motifs, appliqués, decorative stitchery, cutwork, paint, and other embellishments to dress up plain garments for a night on the town. It takes only basic skills to whip up a Sweet Flowers & Pearls Sweater, Feathered Fringed Purse, Lacy Sophisticated Suit, and Bejeweled Belts. Beautiful photos of over 45 restyled creations provide inspiration. So why hesitate? There’s a t-shirt out there just waiting for its makeover!

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Library Journal

Current ladies' clothing and accessories feature an abundance of beads and embroidery. Baskett (Dazzling Bead& Wire Crafts) shows how to add personalized decorations to unadorned items purchased from malls and thrift shops. Projects include applying fake jewels, beads, fabric paint, and cloth appliquA�s to denims, T-shirts, bags, and flip-flops. This book would appeal to teenagers as well as adults, which makes it a good selection for public library general craft or YA collections.


—Constance Ashmore

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402744334
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
03/04/2008
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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