Second-time Cool

Second-time Cool

The Art of Chopping up A Sweater

Book - 2005
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Create unique fashion styles using old sweaters!

Here's a book for anyone interested in designing a wardrobe that expresses individuality in fun and creative ways.

Second-Time Cool shows how easy it can be to recycle knitted sweaters and strike a dazzling look. Simply grab an old wool sweater, wash in the hot cycle, pick up the scissors, and follow the instructions outlined in this book.

Ideas include appliqués, slippers, vests, wrist and leg warmers, stylish tops, bags and purses, and much more. The book helps readers think creatively about what can become what: a sleeve can become a mitten, the center of a sweater a skirt, and a turtleneck a hat.

The authors remind readers to look for interesting fashions from the past in secondhand stores. Retro is in: it's all about learning to customize, cut up, and change used clothes with confidence.

Also included are:

the basics of knitting and crocheting line drawings to guide readers step-by-step instructions on the how-to's of cutting up a sweater to produce a unique style.

Instruction pages are replete with full-color photography, while images displaying the end results offer inspiration.

The authors are a collective of Swedish designers, expert knitters, and fashion journalists.

Uniform Title: Do redo. English
Publisher: Toronto : Annick Press, c2005.
ISBN: 9781550379112
Branch Call Number: J 646.408
Characteristics: 92 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Brieditis, Katarina
Evans, Katarina


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Mar 08, 2017

Upcycled clothing can be polished and elegant. This is not that book.

Ideas and variation on how to DIY truly unique clothing, this book is the perfect way for the hands-on punk child/tween in your life to spend hours at a time entertaining themselves with a couple thrift store sweaters and cheap embroidery supplies.

Feb 07, 2015

Very basic ideas that don't look all that great. I'm sure there are other/better books out there on the subject.


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