By Stephanie Kimura
Dare to be various! long gone are the times of searching via rack after rack of recent models on the neighborhood shop trying to find the correct blouse, pair of paints or accent. as an alternative, 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 indicates you ways to rework daily clothing and components into customized models that mirror your individual type 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
• principles for embellishing with buttons, sparkly crystals, colourful cloth snippets, beads and something you return across
• basic concepts, resembling simple stitching, folding, bonding and drawing
With a bit creativity and straightforward embellishing, you'll be in your technique to updating your dresser along with your personal variety and aptitude. by no means back will you have got "nothing to wear"!
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Finger press in place, and then remove the second piece of plastic from the double-sided tape. Cover the clear sticky area with the green Remove the second layer of tape. mock croc strip. Finger press in place. 5 4 Cut four 1⁄4" pieces of tape, and place a piece on each corner of the wrong side of the pocket. Place the pocket on the center of one of the tapestry pieces (which serves as the front). Place the bottom of the pocket 2" from the bottom edge of the tapestry. Remove the tape covering, and ﬁnger press the pocket into place.
Do the same from the other end. Do Sometimes, it will stretch a bit more. Repeat not place gathers at the overlapping ends. with the chalk tool. Create the strip length needed for the waistband tie by placing the strips with RST and sewing one of the short ends with a ⁄2" 1 seam allowance and press the seam open. Place the center of the tie at the center of the gathered area of the skirt. Pin the length of the gathered area to the tie with RST. Sew the length of the gathered area to the tie using the lower row of stitching as a guide (1⁄2" from the edge of the fabric).
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. Cover the trim that holds the feathers with more feathers. Add a frog rhinestone pin. 43 Black Tie at the CMAs Use a child’s denim overalls to create this bag. Carefully place the pattern over parts that you wish to use.
Altered Style: Sewing & Embellishing Wearable Fashions by Stephanie Kimura