By Kathleen Maggio
A treasure for sewers, crafters, and inventive fashionistas.
Sewing, like any of household arts, is experiencing a renaissance of curiosity, specially for the "DIY Generation". This new and growing to be staff strives for individuality and the delight of donning customized clothing that make a private assertion. Altered garments is a suite of principles and initiatives that offer the assets and concept for developing own type from current, 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 minimize improper, this publication presents inventive redesigns. instead of purchase new mass produced models, it is simple and affordable 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 With wisdom of a few simple stitching strategy (barely precious with today's to be had technology), a person can flip outdated garments into new favorites with a bit inventive suggestion and embellishment. So uncomplicated that even easy mending initiatives can turn into style possibilities.
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Additional resources for Altered Clothing: Hip Fixes and Transformations with a Needle and Thread (Domestic Arts for Crafty Girls)
8 cm) long coil or invisible coil zipper 1 small hook-and-eye set rosebud leaf base pattern (see page 126) Note:The finished dress fits loosely at the waist. 7 m) of strong decorative cord. BEFORE P RO J E C T S 1/11/07 SECTION 2 AC 050-071_ 59 Altered Clothing • Provision TB AC 050-071_ 1/11/07 12:05 PM Page 60 instructions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Remove the tie belt from the side seams using a seam ripper. If the tie belt is inserted in a casing, just pull it out. 6. Pin the front and back of the skirt together along the gathering line of the top tier.
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. 5. 6. 7. nothing at the armhole seamline.
Finish the yarn ends on the outside to create a stem effect (G). For the drawstring waist, cut double the amount of yarn needed for a dropped waistline plus a tie. Have a partner hold one end while the other twists the yarns to tighten the twist. Hold the center of the length and walk slowly toward your partner. Thread the cord through a needle and then weave the needle and thread in and out of the poncho, around the neck edge, starting and ending at center front. Tie the drawstring and adjust it to fit properly.
Altered Clothing: Hip Fixes and Transformations with a Needle and Thread (Domestic Arts for Crafty Girls) by Kathleen Maggio