By Kathleen Maggio
A treasure for sewers, crafters, and inventive fashionistas.
Sewing, like every of household arts, is experiencing a renaissance of curiosity, in particular for the «DIY Generation». This new and starting to be team strives for individuality and the delight of donning customized clothing that make a private assertion. Altered garments is a set of principles and tasks that supply the assets and idea for developing 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 lower flawed, this booklet presents artistic redesigns. instead of purchase new mass produced models, it is simple 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 uncomplicated stitching process (barely important with todays to be had technology), a person can flip previous garments into new favorites with a bit artistic concept and embellishment. So basic that even simple mending projects can develop into type possibilities.
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6. 7. 8. 9. On a scrap of fabric that has a piece of interfacing fused to the back, make a practice sample eyelet, following the instructions that follow. Punch a hole in the fabric with an awl. Make sure the hole is large enough for the eyelet placed on the eyelet pliers but not too large that the eyelet will pull out. This technique can be tricky to do in the center of a garment such as the waist because of all the fabric in the way. Place the eyelet pliers at the shortest distance from the eyelet site (through the armhole in some cases) (C).
2. 3. 4. 5. Remove the tie belt from the side seams using a seam ripper. If the tie belt is inserted in a casing, just pull it out. 6. Pin the front and back of the skirt together along the gathering line of the top tier. 1 cm) from the pinned line and chalk-mark a line parallel to the gathering line. Cut along the chalk line, through both fabric layers, to eliminate the elastic waistline (A). Do not discard it. To do this, first turn under the raw edge 3⁄16" (4 mm). Baste the hem allowance (B).
The wine dye color was used in the example in the photos. Repeat the process but hold the waistline out of the dye (G) and gradually lift until the hem is visibly darker (H). Hang the skirt to drip dry in a shower or bathtub. ) When the skirt is almost dry, press it from the wrong side with the cord face down on a towel, on the ironing board. The dye may stain your tub Tips • To accentuate the cord, use thread a shade darker than the color of the skirt hem and straight stitch along the side of the cord using a zipper foot.
Altered Clothing: Hip Fixes and Transformations with a Needle and Thread by Kathleen Maggio