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Published: September 2020
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BIC Subject: Sustainability
Published By: Cico
 
Published: 16-Sep-2020
Format: Paperback, 128 pages, 276x8.189in
ISBN: 9781782499275
Stock Code: 2499275
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Whether you trawl markets for pre-loved clothing that's in need of repair, or want to do your bit for the planet by sustainably updating 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 Sullivan, 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 woollen skirt and bring it bang 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, three full-size patterns and advice on sourcing vintage clothes, this book will tell you everything you need to know to create a wardrobe that's all your own.Whether you trawl markets for pre-loved clothing that's in need of repair, or want to do your bit for the planet by sustainably updating 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 Sullivan, 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 woollen skirt and bring it bang 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, three full-size patterns and advice on sourcing vintage clothes, this book will tell you everything you need to know to create a wardrobe that's all your own.
Discover how to rework, reconstruct and embellish well-worn clothes and vintage finds into sustainable, fashion-forward pieces.