DIY Fashionista: 40 Stylish Projects to Re-Invent and Update Your Wardrobe

DIY Fashionista: 40 Stylish Projects to Re-Invent and Update Your Wardrobe

by Geneva Vanderzeil




Sustainable, economical . . . fabulous! Recreate the most coveted catwalk trends at home with projects that reuse items you already own or can easily buy secondhand. The stunningly professional-looking garments and accessories range from dresses, skirts, jackets, and trousers to jewelry, hats, bags, and scarves. Fashionista extraordinaire Geneva Vanderzeil—who has worked with top magazines and runs the popular blog A Pair and a Spare—explains simple sewing techniques as well as customizing, easy yarn work, jewelry making, and more. Beautifully illustrated and fashion forward, this gorgeous guide makes tailoring, sewing, and customizing your clothes fun and easy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780971704
Publisher: Carlton Books
Publication date: 09/03/2013
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Geneva Vanderzeil blogs on the site “A Pair and A Spare” ( and has a passion for do-it-yourself fashion. During the day she's an urban planner, but she also works with major brands (3M, Coach, Michaels, Sportsgirl, Tony Bianco, and Tory Burch), magazines (Cosmopolitan, Harper's Bazaar Australia, Lucky, Seventeen, Vogue), and websites to recreate current trends using DIY. Geneva currently lives in Hong Kong by way of London.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Inspiration & Materials 10

Skills & Tools 16

Before & After Projects 22

Dresses & Skirts 52

Tops & Jackets 70

Trousers & Shorts 98

Accessories 114

Shoes 144

Wardrobe Rehab 162

Resources & Suppliers 170

Index 174

Acknowledgements 176

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has awesome step by step instructions, with pictures to go with each step. the author also gives great ideas about where to look for materials, and the ideas are all really cute. I'm in my late 20s, and I love the ideas in the book and can't wait to try them, but anyone interested in this book should note that the ideas have a young vibe, and although the clothes aren't necessarily revealing, there are a few outfits that might not suit someone with more conservative taste.