By Kathleen Maggio
A treasure for sewers, crafters, and inventive fashionistas.
Sewing, like every of household arts, is experiencing a renaissance of curiosity, particularly for the «DIY Generation». This new and transforming into crew strives for individuality and the pride of donning customized clothing that make a private assertion. Altered garments is a set of rules and initiatives that offer the assets and suggestion for growing own style from latest, used, and classic garments and materials. instead of having to discard a favourite pair of denims simply because they only are worn via or are reduce unsuitable, this e-book presents artistic redesigns. instead of purchase new mass produced models, it's easy and least expensive to take what you have already got on your closet and create not just a way assertion, yet a political assertion. With wisdom of a few simple stitching procedure (barely beneficial with todays to be had technology), somebody can flip outdated garments into new favorites with a bit artistic thought and embellishment. So easy that even simple mending projects can develop into model possibilities.
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Stitching toward the hem, puddle the sweater around the area being stitched. Imagine you are sewing the inside of a tube. Pull the excess fabric out of the way as you stitch (D). Trim the ribbon ends flush with the hem edge. Start cutting from the hem, going up the center front between the ribbons (E). Trim off the small wedge of sweater at the base of the V-neck. At center back, overlap and machine sew the ribbon extensions in place. 9. 10. 11. 12. Turn the sleeve right side out and cut off the excess ribbon at both ends of the stitching lines.
11. 11:59 AM Page 36 Gently turn the skirt around to the back. Continue to pin the cord as on the front and let your design spiral around the front and back until there are three rows of cord “snaked” around the skirt (E). Insert the end of the cord into the seam the same way it started near the hem. You do not want to run out of thread in the middle of the appliqué process (attaching the cord to the skirt), so begin sewing with a full bobbin. It should be the same cotton thread as the spool on top.
Hook-and-eye sets, spaced close together, could be used in place of a zipper for the side opening on this dress. 60 Altered Clothing • Provision TB 12:05 PM Page 61 A B C D P RO J E C T S 1/11/07 SECTION 2 AC 050-071_ E Altered Clothing • Provision 61 TB AC 050-071_ 1/11/07 12:05 PM Page 62 SHAPELESS T-SHIRT TO With a knit remnant and an early ’70s pattern, this handmade T-shirt turned out too large. The added eyelets are both decorative and functional. No machine sewing required! 7 m) of 3⁄16" (4 mm) -wide braid • cotton sewing thread, any color • 60 small eyelets • awl or hole punch • clear or masking tape • wide ruler or strip of cardboard • eyelet pliers A LT E R E D C L OT H I N G BEFORE 62 Altered Clothing • Provision TB 12:05 PM Page 63 P RO J E C T S 1/11/07 SECTION 2 AC 050-071_ AFTER 63 Altered Clothing • Provision TB AC 050-071_ 1/11/07 12:05 PM Page 64 instructions 1.