Stephanie Kimura's Altered Style: Sewing & Embellishing Wearable Fashions PDF

By Stephanie Kimura

Dare to be diverse! long past are the times of searching via rack after rack of latest models on the neighborhood shop trying to find the precise blouse, pair of paints or accent. as a substitute, take a "shopping trip" on your personal closet, a friend's closet, consignment shops, thrift outlets or the sale racks.

In Altered Style, writer Stephanie Kimura exhibits you ways to remodel daily clothing and add-ons into custom-made models that replicate your personal variety and convey the area who you are.

Your character will exhibit via with:
• greater than 30 tasks for growing handbags, blouses, tees, jackets and more
• principles for embellishing with buttons, sparkly crystals, colourful cloth snippets, beads and whatever you come back across
• basic strategies, comparable to uncomplicated stitching, folding, bonding and drawing

With a bit creativity and straightforward embellishing, you'll be in your strategy to updating your cloth wardrobe together with your personal kind and aptitude. by no means back will you may have "nothing to wear"!

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8 Place the fusible decorative thread around the eyeglass shape. Fuse in place with the Tefloncoated mini iron. Add iron-on bling to the back of the case. 34 Coco Mocha Coin Purse This morsel of a purse is fashioned after one of haute couture’s favorite designers, Coco Chanel. She influenced fashion with her vision of expensive simplicity. Create your own designer accessories by splurging on small quantities of expensive materials. It takes very little metallic bronze leather and just a snippet of the faux leopard leather to create this sleek, chic portemonnaie (“coin purse” in French).

If you need a 2 ⁄2"-long piece for the pocket flap and four more durable pack, consider embroidering the 1"-wide x 3"-long pieces for handle tabs, and words with thread. The word JOURNEY has two 1"-wide x 3"-long pieces for closure tabs seven letters, and the R will be in the center. 1 attached to swivel clasps. From the green mock croc, cut one 8"-wide x 2 6 ⁄2"-long piece for the bottom of the pocket, 1 Measure 21⁄2" from the top of the green mock croc pocket edge. Place the top edge of the masking tape on that line.

If the bib is smaller than the pattern, add fabric to the bib. Use rayon braid cording to meander over the denim fabric. Sew in place by hand, machine stitch, or use glue to adhere. Add a strip of beaded fringe on the underside of the bib pocket flap. If the bib doesn’t have a flap, create one with the extra fabric. Don’t forget to decorate the back of the purse by adding black rayon tassels to match. 44 Back of the purse. Magnolia Blossoms Jacket The great part about having an old white twill jacket that is turning a pale yellow is that it can be bleached back to a pure white.

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