THIS OLD THING


THIS OLD THING

DAWN O'PORTER    Book Number: 90843    Product format: Hardback

Refresh things hiding at the back of your wardrobe and with expert guidance discover vintage clothes, designer labels for all shapes and sizes, learn about fashion through the decades and build a wardrobe full of clothes you love. Take off what you are wearing and start again! First you'll get brutal with your wardrobe and put all the rejects into a bin bag and take it to the local charity shop. There is history of fashion from the 20s to the 80s; the bikini, the wiggle dress, flairs, the bob, the British clothing manufacturing industry, designers to look out for, when to take it to a tailor, a DIY wardrobe workshop, how to shop online, how to look after your vintage and stories behind the famous dresses. There is customising with tie-dye, covering buttons with fabric, stopping fraying, taking down a hem, repairing moth holes, turning a floaty skirt into a wiggle skirt, making a belt out of excess fabric, removing crystals, jewels or beads, lowering a neckline, applying rhinestones, creating puff sleeves (all the rage for 2022), freshening up velvet and more. There are easy ways to measure yourself and even how to get rid of BO from un-washable clothes - cheap vodka in a spray bottle and let it air dry - with no heat near it! Get rid of yellow stains with aspirin in water and keep creases in trousers by running a bar of soap inside along the crease line and pressing with an iron. Take in large jackets and give yourself a Dior New Look! Tons of nostalgic colour photos, 144 large pages, fun text and clear instructions. The book was produced alongside the Channel 4 TV series.
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ISBN 9781471403095
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