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DIY Couture: Create Your Own Fashion Collection

3.36 of 5 stars 3.36  ·  rating details  ·  25 ratings  ·  5 reviews
The DIY Couture collection features 10 stylish, easy to make pieces of clothing that can be endlessly reinvented in different fabrics, textures, and colors. Anyone who enjoys sewing and creating something unique will love using this book to make their own couture wardrobe. With simple, visual instructions and cool styling, DIY Couture will inspire people to join the handma ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published May 16th 2012 by Laurence King Publishing
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Helen Moyes
Feb 09, 2013 Helen Moyes added it
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An excellent book on sewing without patterns, with tips on how to vary 10 items from skirts to cloaks.
Step by step instructions with diagrams/photos.
There is also a useful section recommending three places to go for sewing help, as well as recommended blogs.Of course I would also recommend my own textile services too if you need help and/or inspiration. I take the DIY Couture a further stop by actually using existing clothes to make repurposed ones, rather than just using them to make your own p
Clear illustrations -- clever (and to me, new) construction methods -- it's too bad I didn't care for one item of clothing thing here. Also -- models: I know smiling can be overrated, but how about a teeeensy little grin? A smirk?
Tara Calaby
There are some good ideas in here (although I can never get behind saying that near enough is good enough and poor sewing doesn't matter!) but the fashions it describes are just not attractive to me in any form.
Jane Dugger
I think the designs lack any sort of style. Disappointing.
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