DIY Couture

DIY Couture

Create your Own Fashion Collection

Book - 2012
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The DIY Couture collection is 10 stylish, easy to make pieces of clothing that can be endlessly reinvented in different fabrics, textures and colours. Anyone who enjoys sewing and creating something unique will love using this book to make their own couture wardrobe. The book begins with a Useful Techniques section, followed by Collections: inspirational photographs of the pieces styled different ways. Next, each of the 10 garments, from a Goddess dress to a cool romper suit and hoody, is clearly explained, including a spread showing all the variations (e.g. fastenings, necklines and hems) possible for each garment. Finally, clear step by step illustrations and photographs show you how each piece is made. With no complex sewing patterns, even beginners at sewing can make their own beautiful clothes. With simple, visual instructions and cool styling, DIY Couture will inspire people to join the handmade revolution. Where eco-fashion meets street style, this is the antithesis of fast-fashion. Absolutely no patterns required.
Publisher: London : Laurence King, 2012.
Branch Call Number: 646.4 MAR
Characteristics: 208 p. :,col. ill. ;,25 cm.

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Denise2010
Dec 04, 2013

If you want to try sewing without a pattern, this is the book for you. Ten basic pieces with a half dozen variations for each. Comfort increases with each one made, and really opens the doors to creativity.

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Laura_Lee
Sep 25, 2012

For those who care more about personalization and less about haute couture precision, this book is excellent. By emphasizing that the pieces, even pictured, are not 'perfect' Martin encourages sewers of all ages and skills to try their hand at creating their projected image using easy techniques and intriguing features.

I cannot recommend the pants, though - they look unflattering (mind you, I didn't make a pair, so take that with a grain of salt), but the tops and skirts are fun and easy.

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