By Kathleen Maggio

A treasure for sewers, crafters, and inventive fashionistas.
Sewing, like several of household arts, is experiencing a renaissance of curiosity, specially for the "DIY Generation". This new and transforming into workforce strives for individuality and the delight of donning customized clothing that make a private assertion. Altered garments is a set of rules and tasks that offer the assets and suggestion for growing own model from present, used, and classic garments and materials. instead of having to discard a favourite pair of denims simply because they only are worn via or are reduce unsuitable, this e-book presents artistic redesigns. instead of purchase new mass produced models, it is simple and low cost to take what you have already got on your closet and create not just a way assertion, yet a political assertion. With wisdom of a few uncomplicated stitching process (barely important with today's on hand technology), somebody can flip previous garments into new favorites with a bit artistic proposal and embellishment. So basic that even simple mending initiatives can turn into style possibilities.

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Altered Clothing: Hip Fixes and Transformations with a Needle and Thread (Domestic Arts for Crafty Girls)

A treasure for sewers, crafters, and inventive fashionistas.
Sewing, like several of household arts, is experiencing a renaissance of curiosity, specifically for the "DIY Generation". This new and transforming into staff strives for individuality and the pride of donning customized clothing that make a private assertion. Altered garments is a suite of rules and initiatives that supply the assets and idea for growing own model from latest, used, and classic garments and materials. instead of having to discard a favourite pair of denims simply because they simply are worn via or are reduce incorrect, this ebook offers inventive redesigns. instead of purchase new mass produced models, it's easy and most economical to take what you have already got on your closet and create not just a manner assertion, yet a political assertion. With wisdom of a few uncomplicated stitching procedure (barely valuable with today's to be had technology), someone can flip outdated garments into new favorites with a bit inventive idea and embellishment. So easy that even simple mending projects can turn into style possibilities.

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Stitch the button to the top front edge, between the pockets. A flat button requires a 1⁄4" (6 mm) -long thread shank (see page 28) so the bag can be buttoned from either side (C). P RO J E C T S 1. SECTION 2 AC 032-049_ 49 Altered Clothing A LT E R E D C L OT H I N G AC 050-071_ 1/11/07 12:05 PM Page 50 AFTER 50 Altered Clothing • Provision TB 12:05 PM Page 51 PASSÉ PONCHO TO SWINGING SKIRT Last season’s maternity poncho, knit in a simple purl stitch pattern, had a warm cuddly feel but did not look new anymore.

Try the garment on in front of a mirror to check the fit. Place a pin at the waist. Pin along the side seam if it needs to be taken in. Take the tunic off, turn it inside out, and chalkmark along the pin lines, front and back. Remove the pins and press the seam allowances closed so they lay flat. Remove the belt carriers at the waist and release the armhole facing if it is tacked down at the side seam (D). 3 cm) in from the side seam at the waist and mark with a chalk wheel. Using a ruler, extend the chalk line up and taper it to 4.

Sew ribbons to the sweater front for the breast and hip pockets. 4 cm) up from the hem. 3 cm) apart at the waist. Recede them slightly from the edge so that they are invisible from the front (see page 18). Stitch the buttons to the top center of the ribbons. Tip When stitching a trim onto a readymade garment, it may be easier to open a parallel seam and close it back up when finished. In the case of sweaters such as this one, the seams are too fine to open. Divide the sleeve circumference into quarters.

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