Altered Style: Sewing & Embellishing Wearable Fashions by Stephanie Kimura

By Stephanie Kimura

Dare to be diverse! long past are the times of looking via rack after rack of recent models on the neighborhood shop searching for the ideal blouse, pair of paints or accent. in its place, take a "shopping trip" for your personal closet, a friend's closet, consignment shops, thrift outlets or the sale racks.

In Altered Style, writer Stephanie Kimura indicates you the way to remodel daily clothing and add-ons into customized models that mirror your personal type and exhibit the realm who you are.

Your character will express 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 return across
• uncomplicated ideas, akin to easy stitching, folding, bonding and drawing

With a bit creativity and easy embellishing, you'll be in your solution to updating your dresser along with your personal kind and aptitude. by no means back will you may have "nothing to wear"!

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These beads hold the thread away from the holes in the frame. Once the purse is attached to the frame, the stitching can be seen from the inside of the purse. Consider covering the stitching with a narrow ribbon that can be attached with glue. If the print is directional, place them facing upright. Pin the “bottom” 11" edge, and sew with a 1⁄2" seam allowance. Press the seam open. 2 Fuse the stabilizer to the batting, and place the wrong side of the silk on the other side of the batting. Pin in several places.

4 Consider adding beads or a little hand embroidery. This is a great opportunity for altered creativity! Place the two vintage silk pieces with RST. Fold in half with RST so that the width is still 11". Pin and sew the sides with a scant 1⁄2" seam allowance. Make sure that the opening at the top is still 21". Trim the seams. Do the same for the lining. 41 5 Measure 11⁄2" from the corner, and box the corners. This will create a 3"-wide side. Do the same for the lining. Refer to page 15 for more information about boxing the corners.

Trace the inner and outer circles. Cut along the outer circle. Trace and cut three small circles on the release paper using the inner circle. 5 Place the fusible side of the large circle and one of the small circles on the wrong side of the ecru fabric. Place a small circle on the wrong side of the green and blue fabrics. Press the fusible web according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Cut all the fabrics along the outer edge of all the circles. 6 6 Fold the square in half with blue sides together and pin along the edge.

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