Altered Clothing: Hip Fixes and Transformations with a by Kathleen Maggio

By Kathleen Maggio

A treasure for sewers, crafters, and inventive fashionistas.
Sewing, like any of household arts, is experiencing a renaissance of curiosity, specially for the «DIY Generation». This new and transforming into team strives for individuality and the pride of donning customized clothing that make a private assertion. Altered garments is a set of rules and tasks that offer the assets and proposal for developing own style from present, used, and classic garments and materials. instead of having to discard a favourite pair of denims simply because they simply are worn via or are minimize flawed, this booklet offers inventive redesigns. instead of purchase new mass produced models, it is simple and within your budget 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wisdom of a few uncomplicated stitching strategy (barely beneficial with todays on hand technology), someone can flip outdated garments into new favorites with a bit inventive idea and embellishment. So basic that even uncomplicated mending projects can develop into model possibilities.

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6. 8. Trim the seam allowances to 1⁄2" (13 mm). Interface the mouth of the bag by pinning belting, buckram, or a strip of stiff interfacing 1⁄4" (6 mm) below the cut edge. Overlap the ends. 9 cm) long, for the bag handles (the grosgrain and pant hem pieces should be the same length). 5 cm) wide, pant hem to the ribbon. Attach and pin the ends midway between the centers and sides at the top of the bag. Place the ribbon side so that it will match the knit inside (A). 5 cm) on the lengthwise grain of the leftover pant fabric.

Machine zigzag stitch with a 4 width (wide) and 1 length (18 spi) several rows over the tear until it is closed up and all the loose threads are held down (C). Note: The contrasting thread used for zigzag stitching in the photo is for enhanced visibility only. Straight stitch around the edges of the interfacing to secure it in place. The embroidered appliqués can be cut from the embroidered scarf and backed with fusible web at the same time. 3 cm) of scarf fabric around all edges of the appliqués (D).

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. In the same manner, make a faux placket on the remaining sleeve. Try the sweater on to determine the placement of the faux pocket. Mark the location with pins. Mark the center front waistline for the hook and eye placements. 9 cm) long for each of the breast pockets.

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