Mend & Make Fabulous
By Denise Wild
Stylish Solutions to Give Your Clothes a New Lease of Life
Publisher: Search Press
Edition: BC Paperback / softback
ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782210290
Size: 190 x 246 mm
Showing how to take classic mending techniques one step further to add personality and style to your clothes, Mend and Make Fabulous is a uniquely comprehensive resource that combines visual inspiration with practical advice for the fashion conscious sewer.
The ability to repair and restore clothes is priceless, and Mend and Make Fabulous provides a comprehensive guide to all the classic mending techniques and then some! Not only will you learn to darn holes to perfection, this book also shows you how adding some creativity to your mending will make clothes even more fabulous than they were the first time around. While there are several blog posts and articles in fashion and mainstream media that offer a smattering of tips on the subject, none of the advice currently available—online or in existing publications—offers a detailed or consolidated resource on all the mending techniques needed to work with all types of clothing mishaps.
The techniques in Mend and Make Fabulous range from easy fixes to more involved creative techniques. Each chapter comprises a series of problems and their ‘straight’ solutions, whether darning, using interfacing, or overdyeing fabric. The chapters are rounded off with a range of tutorials offering ideas for ways in which the garment or item can be made a little more fabulous, whether by adding lace or ruffles, beading, or simply using a contrasting thread for darning.
About Denise Wild
Former magazine editor Denise Wild started teaching sewing classes in her Toronto apartment in 2004 while she was working at FLARE, Canada’s top fashion publication. Those classes evolved into The Sewing Studio, now North America’s leading sewing school with locations in Toronto and New York City. In 2010, Denise merged her love of sewing with her passion for magazines by creating LoveSewing.com, the top online sewing destination and the only sewing portal to focus on fashion and style.