Altered Style: Sewing & Embellishing Wearable Fashions by Stephanie Kimura

By Stephanie Kimura

Dare to be various! long past are the times of searching via rack after rack of latest models on the neighborhood shop searching for the right blouse, pair of paints or accent. as an alternative, 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 rework daily clothing and add-ons into customized models that mirror your individual variety and convey the realm who you are.

Your character will express via with:
• greater than 30 tasks for growing handbags, blouses, tees, jackets and more
• rules for embellishing with buttons, sparkly crystals, colourful textile snippets, beads and something you come back across
• uncomplicated recommendations, reminiscent of uncomplicated stitching, folding, bonding and drawing

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

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42 Caesar’s Palace Start with a small base of stabilizer about 3" wide x 11⁄2" long with rounded corners. Use glue to cover the stabilizer with fabric, and add a pin to the back. Add feathers, and curve to fit the width of the bag. Cover the trim that holds the feathers with more feathers. Add crystal beads to a stone doughnut with wire wrapping. Crimp the wire with a pair of needlenose pliers to create an angular design as well as to “tighten” the wire around the stone. To make this charming purse, add feathers with glue, and bend in a curve to fit the width of the bag.

Mark the tapestry strip with pins. 7 The small, green handle closure will be placed at the center front. Measure 3" in the center front, and place pins on the tapestry strip to mark. The pins to the right show where the other end of the green strip will go later. The 7 finishing band is sewn, leaving these two openings because the back adjustable straps have to be captured by the small green handle, and then the handle ends are sewn into those two opening. Sew all the way around the top with a 1⁄2" seam allowance, except where the 3" space is marked.

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).

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