Download Altered Style: Sewing & Embellishing Wearable Fashions by Stephanie Kimura PDF

By Stephanie Kimura

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

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

Your character will exhibit via with:
• greater than 30 initiatives for developing handbags, blouses, tees, jackets and more
• rules for embellishing with buttons, sparkly crystals, colourful textile snippets, beads and something you return across
• easy options, reminiscent of uncomplicated stitching, folding, bonding and drawing

With a bit creativity and straightforward embellishing, you'll be in your approach to updating your dresser along with your personal variety and aptitude. by no means back will you've got "nothing to wear"!

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7 Mark the center of the front and back with a 8 Center the front of the purse with the center pin. of the frame. Insert the opening of the bag in the narrow slot in the frame. Sew from the center to the side, and then from the center 9 to the other side. Keep checking the fit as you sew. You may have to “ease” to fit. Do the same for the back. Send the needle out of the holes in the frame. 9 Attach the purse to the frame by using a needle threaded with a double length of clear polyester thread with a large knot.

Circle is u One sed for th e sleeve. 63 2 Create Patterns for the Collar and Sleeve Flounce 1 Measure the V-neck opening, and divide that measurement in half because two circles will be used to create the collar. The measurement of the neck opening divided by 2 = V. Mark the inner and outer circle. V divided by two = W, the circumference of the inner circle of the flounce. 14 = X, the diameter. X divided by two = Y, the radius for the inner circle of the flounce. 2 The width of the collar is 4". Y plus the collar width (4") = Z, the radius of the outer circle.

It is lined with another layer of fabric which darkens the green turquoise background and defines the elegant black roses. The fabric measurements are just an approximation because the actual amount will be determined by your measurements and skirt length. The fabric has a 60" width, which allows for a long length. The inner circle (for the waist) is larger than usual because some of it will be gathered and some of it will be crossed over during the wrapping. The amount of overlap is up to you, but be sure there is enough.

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