By Kathleen Maggio
A treasure for sewers, crafters, and artistic fashionistas.
Sewing, like every of family arts, is experiencing a renaissance of curiosity, specifically for the "DIY Generation". This new and starting to be workforce strives for individuality and the pride of donning customized clothing that make a private assertion. Altered garments is a set of principles and tasks that offer the assets and suggestion for growing own style from current, 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 lower flawed, this e-book presents inventive redesigns. instead of purchase new mass produced models, it's easy and cost-efficient to take what you have already got on your closet and create not just a manner assertion, yet a political assertion. With wisdom of a few easy stitching approach (barely precious with today's to be had technology), an individual can flip previous garments into new favorites with a bit artistic proposal and embellishment. So easy that even simple mending initiatives can turn into type possibilities.
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Fold the finished strip in half across the width to form a loop. Place each end of the loop side by side with the seamlines facing each other. 3 cm) down from the top. Pin the loop at the top of the bag at center back. Machine stitch around the bag’s mouth to secure the interfacing, handles, and button loop in place. Place the knit bag inside the pant bag. Pin the edges and hand stitch them together with an overcast stitch. It’s okay if the pant fabric is slightly frayed along the top edge and handles (B).
SECTION 2 AC 032-049_ 49 Altered Clothing A LT E R E D C L OT H I N G AC 050-071_ 1/11/07 12:05 PM Page 50 AFTER 50 Altered Clothing • Provision TB 12:05 PM Page 51 PASSÉ PONCHO TO SWINGING SKIRT Last season’s maternity poncho, knit in a simple purl stitch pattern, had a warm cuddly feel but did not look new anymore. It serves as a blank canvas for any type of yarn embroidery. Any full-length poncho can be used to make a skirt like this, as long as the neckline will stretch enough to slide down your body to the waist.
3. 5 cm) from the top of the pocket flap down the side seam, mark, and cut off the bottom of the pant leg. Make each leg into a flat piece of fabric by cutting it open vertically along the seam that’s closest to the left side of one pocket edge and the right side of the other pocket edge. If you didn’t cut off the hem when you made the pedal pushers (see page 46), do so now. 5 cm) up from the hems and cut off the bottom for use as the tote bag handle. Repeat this step on the other leg. Refer to the pattern on page 127 as you complete the rest of this step.
Altered Clothing: Hip Fixes and Transformations with a Needle and Thread (Domestic Arts for Crafty Girls) by Kathleen Maggio