Altered Clothing

Altered Clothing

Hip Fixes and Transformations With A Needle and Thread

Book - 2006
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Quayside Pub Group
A treasure for sewers, crafters, and creative fashionistas.

Sewing, like all of domestic arts, is experiencing a renaissance of interest, especially for the "DIY Generation". This new and growing group strives for individuality and the satisfaction of wearing custom garments that make a personal statement. Altered Clothing is a collection of ideas and projects that provide the resources and inspiration for creating personal fashion from existing, used, and vintage clothing and fabrics. Rather than having to discard a favorite pair of jeans because they just are worn through or are cut wrong, this book provides creative redesigns. Rather than buy new mass produced fashions, it is easy and economical to take what you already have in your closet and create not only a fashion statement, but a political statement. With knowledge of some basic sewing technique (barely necessary with today's available technology), anyone can turn old clothing into new favorites with a little creative inspiration and embellishment. So simple that even basic mending tasks can become fashion opportunities.

Baker & Taylor
Using existing, vintage, and previously worn clothing, this trendy collection of ideas and projects shows readers how to breathe new life into tired fashions, making a bold statement with their creative designs. Original.

Publisher: Gloucester, Mass : Quarry Books, 2006
ISBN: 9781592532469
Branch Call Number: 646.404 M272a
Characteristics: 136 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Maggio, Timothy


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