Sew Subversive - Down & Dirty Diy For The Fabulous Fashionista
Photographs: 195 colour photographs
Sew Subversive is about making fashion your own, whether it'sembellishing or customizing off-the-rack clothing or transformingclothes that have lost that loving feeling. The threetwenty-something co-owners of Stitch Lounge, an urban sewing studioin San Francisco, teach you, in plain, fun language, how to do it,whether you're hand sewing, machine sewing, or, in a few cases,simply wielding a pair of scissors.
The first three chapters lay the ground work: Hand Sewing Basics,You and Your Machine, and Gearing Up, which includes. Fabric 101,how to set up a sewing space, and a run-through first project onthe sewing machine. Then the fun begins with Embellishing andCustomizing projects, including adorning your pant legs withribboning, turning a computer-scanned image into an iron-on thatyou can apply to a t-shirt or skirt, taking in a skirt, oruntapering a pair of pants (the authors believe tapered pants arethe devil's work). Then move onto Refashioning: The Next Life ofYour Old Clothes and turn a t-shirt into a skirt, a sweater into ahalter top or legwarmers, or a pair of pants into a hip belt. Thereare 22 projects in all, some of which only require an iron and/orpair of scissors, while others can be sewn by hand, for thosereaders who haven't yet made the sewing machine plunge.
Tie One On in This Skirt
Tote That Tee
The Hippest Hip Belt in Town
Get All Ruffled Up
Score Some Pillow Talk in This Pillow Tank Dress
Return of the Leg Warmers
Summer-ize Your Sweater
Winter Sweater, Meet Winter Hat
Vintage Necktie Cuffs
I'm a Sleeve to Win
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