Thrifty Style: Clever Ways to Revamp Your Wardrobe

Thrifty Style: Clever Ways to Revamp Your Wardrobe

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by CICO Books
     
 

Whether you trawl thrift stores for pre-loved clothing that's in need of repair, or simply want to update your existing wardrobe, you'll find plenty of inspiration here. Take “make do and mend” one step further by not just mending but creating fashionable, unique items of clothing by repurposing your old ones. Janine Chisholm, an experienced dressmaker,… See more details below

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Whether you trawl thrift stores for pre-loved clothing that's in need of repair, or simply want to update your existing wardrobe, you'll find plenty of inspiration here. Take “make do and mend” one step further by not just mending but creating fashionable, unique items of clothing by repurposing your old ones. Janine Chisholm, an experienced dressmaker, teaches you how to rework clothes into new styles—from adding embellishments and changing necklines, sleeves, and hems to total transformations, such as creating a brand new dress from two old ones. Make a pretty blouse from a floral dress, or convert a man's shirt into a stylish shirt dress. Take a basic woolen skirt and bring it back up to date with an asymmetric hem, or add interest to a plain top by adding an embellished collar using a linen table doily. With clear, step-by-step artworks, as well as a comprehensive sewing techniques section, four full-size pull-out patterns, and advice on sourcing vintage clothes, this book will tell you everything you need to know for a wardrobe that's all your own.
• Embellish, repurpose, and rework to update dresses, shirts, sweaters, skirts, and more.
• Upcycling secondhand clothes is both cost-friendly and eco-friendly, as well as allowing you to create items that are totally unique.
• Includes four full-size pull-out patterns.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781908170897
Publisher:
CICO Books
Publication date:
09/01/2012
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.50(d)

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