Little Green Dresses: 50 Original Patterns for Repurposed Dresses, Tops, Skirts, and More

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Author Sparkles offers up an array of project ideas that are both earth- and user-friendly. She includes 50 original patterns for repurposed dresses, tops, skirts, and more. Included are sewing and shopping resources and a fitting guide.

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Overview

Author Sparkles offers up an array of project ideas that are both earth- and user-friendly. She includes 50 original patterns for repurposed dresses, tops, skirts, and more. Included are sewing and shopping resources and a fitting guide.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“...a fact-filled and easy-to-follow guide for street-smart ladies who are interested in being socially conscious and looking good at the same time.”
—Faythe Levine, director of “HandMade Nation”
 

"Tina Sparkles' take on DIY eco-fashion is not only progressive, but also undeniably cute. "
—Stephanie Trong, NYLON magazine
 

."..a fact-filled and easy-to-follow guide for street-smart ladies who are interested in being socially conscious and looking good at the same time."
—Faythe Levine, director of "HandMade Nation"

"Tina Sparkles' take on DIY eco-fashion is not only progressive, but also undeniably cute. "
—Stephanie Trong, NYLON magazine

"Newbies will love the chapters on illustrated sewing techniques as well as information on fabric types and how to determine and use the grain or bias... There are some great design concepts in here including the Genius Leggings with no side seams... " —Embellish Magazine (Australia)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600851216
  • Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/14/2010
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,202,308
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

A cutting-edge designer, Tina Sparkles is a former host of the show Stylelicious on the DIY network. Her work has been featured in many publications including "Women's Wear Daily," "Elle Girl," "ReadyMade," "JANE," NYLON and the "Wall Street Journal." She hosts regular fashion and craft events, and teaches sewing classes and holds workshops. She lives and works in Austin, Texas with her husband.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Reduce, ReThink, ReFashion
Chapter 1:
Fall in Love with Sewing Techniques
Chapter 2
Party with Patterns Using a Pattern DIY Patterns
Chapter 3 Tops
Rectangle Tie Shrug , Such a Square Blouse, Cha Cha Blouse, Vest, Upside Down Tunic, Oversized Caged Hoodie by Peggy Noland
Chapter 4 Skirts
Ultra Mini Rectangle Skirt, Preppy Rectangle Skirt , Trusty Pencil Skirt, Swoosh Skirt , A-line Skirt , A-line Skirt with Placket Variation, Tiered Skirt, Bubble Skirt, Gathered Rectangle Skirt, Suit Skirt by Where is Josie?
Chapter 5 Dresses
Free T-Dress, Body Toob, Cap Sleeve Cutie Dress, Pixel Dress, Deep V Mini Dress, Drawstring Dress, Poster Art Dress, Egg Dress, Vest Dress, Outer Space Dress, Bell Jar Dress Coat, Hoodie Dress, Nip Waist Dress, Criss-Cross Jumper Dress, 60s Jumper, Banana Dress, Ruffle Earth Dress, Wedding Cake Dress, Oh Yes Dress, Slope Dress, Office Dancing Dress, Cha Cha Dress, Go USA Sweater Dress , Button Bib Dress by Fredda and Jennifer Perkins, Ribbon Skirt Dress by Chia, Sheer Tunic by Jesse Kelly-Landes , Wedding Dress, Revisited by Elizabeth Dye, X Dress by Amy Sperber
Chapter 6 Bottoms & Jumpers
Summer Short, Summer Jumper, Disco Shorts, Leggings, Vintage Romper, Coolottes Dress Appendix A – Sewing Resources Appendix B – Shopping Resources Appendix C – Reading List
 

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  • Posted April 6, 2011

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    A Wonderful Idea

    A fabulous idea for a book. A very practical way to contribute to the environment. The directions are step by step and are easy to follow. The author did a wonderful job of writing something that is logical and easy to understand for beginners as well as experienced seamstresses.

    The designs though I found to be a little interesting. I have never been much of a fashionista, but I have difficulty visualizing myself wearing most of the designs shown. Although, the thought of reusing old material from existing items is a marvelous plan. I have always been a fan of thrift and second hand stores and am excited to try out some of the plans outlined within this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2012

    Awesome patterns with a sexy 80's vibe.

    Love the designs in this book, I can't wait to get started on the projects. Great photos of the finished garments, funky fabrics were chosen. All in all a very inspirational book of patterns, whether your into using upcycled fabrics or new this book has tons of ideas for sexy clothes.

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  • Posted July 20, 2011

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    Great idea, though not really my style

    I love the idea behind this book--taking outdated and unwearable fashion and making it fresh, new, and wearable. Tina gives great advice in this book about how to create your own patterns, how to fit clothing to your body, as well as some truly eye-opening statistics about how much wearable clothing finds its way into landfills each year. This book is full of pictures and diagrams and chock-full of tips and techniques. That said, however, I really don't think I'd find myself using much from this book BUT the tips and techniques. I guess I was hoping that this book would be more about altering finished garments to make them more current (which she does discuss, but not in great detail), but instead it focuses on taking the usable fabric from a previous garment and treating it as from-the-bolt. I had really hoped to see more finished products that could be made from existing items in one's wardrobe (there are some, but they're really more the exception than the norm); instead it seems that many of the designs require larger pieces of fabric than one can typically get from items already in one's own closet. Once she gets past the how-to sections, for the most part, she loses me. Very few of the designs really fit my style, so I can't see myself making many--if any--of the patterns. I'm very tempted to try her three-level approach to DIY pattern making before I sew my next garment, though. She really does a good job of descibing the step-by-step process required.

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