REMAKE IT: Clothes


REMAKE IT: Clothes

HENRIETTA THOMPSON    Book Number: 87774    Product format: Hardback

Vintage fashion has never been more popular, with eBay offering innumerable garments perfect for remaking and upcycling. This book of 500 hints, tricks and inspirational designs has a fascinating focus on couture labels which use recycling as a fashion statement, such as Ultra 10 or Martin Margiela. A basic recycling option is to turn your old jeans into a denim skirt. Full instructions and diagrams are given, with appropriate warnings ("this is the crucial stage where you can eliminate weird bulges"). The classic wartime invention of the pillowcase skirt still has life in it, requiring minimal sewing to convert the pillowcase into a straight summer skirt with drawstring waist, fitting up to a size 10. For last-minute cocktail parties, two silk scarves can be made into an impressive evening dress, though it may not last beyond the Cinderella hour of midnight. Menswear has a section to itself in which designs for braces, ties and cut-offs are accompanied by the really useful technique of converting a shirt with a frayed collar into a brand-new one with a grandad or mandarin. T-shirts have many lives apart from the face-mask option: the shoulders can be cut down to make a camisole, or stains can be covered up with strategically placed button motifs. Your old baseball cap can be cut down to make a sun visor, and luxurious slippers can be made from an old sheepskin rug. Curtain tie-backs also make wonderful belts or necklaces with the addition of buckles or a few professional fancy knots. 272pp, 500 colour photos, instructions, 250 diagrams.
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ISBN 9780500516324
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