Subversive Seamster

Subversive Seamster

Transform Thrift Store Threads Into Street Couture

Paperback - 2007
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It's time to get subversive, again! The downtown divas of "Sew Subversive" are back with another happy helping of straightlaced sewing advice for stylish results every time. Transform tacky bridesmaid gowns and pleated pants into picture-perfect tops, skirts and accessories. The two Melissas and a Hope deliver 30 great projects that are achievable for even the new sewer. "Subversive Seamster" is your secret roadmap to the jewels of thrifting and the ins and outs of refashioning. This book has shortcuts, tips, and secrets to the wide world of inexpensive, individualized fashion. Our clothes make a statement about who we are. What better way to say, "I am an individual!" than to wear one-of-a-kind items made out of other one-of-a-kind items? We derive the most fashionable satisfaction knowing that we are reusing and recycling what already exists in this material world--and looking darn good doing it!
Publisher: Newtown, CT : Taunton Press, c2007.
ISBN: 9781561589258
Branch Call Number: 646.404
Characteristics: 188 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Meng, Hope
Rannels, Melissa


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Oct 06, 2014

Some nice projects, but a lot of them seemed tacky, and like the other reviewer, they are also beginner oriented (but the instructions aren't that detailed, which might make it harder for beginners). Some of the projects don't make a lot of sense - the coin purse is cute, but it's held together with buttons (not a zipper) and I'm not sure if the coins would actually stay in!

Feb 26, 2013

Lots of information but aimed more at beginners


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