DIY Couture: Create Your Own Fashion Collection by Rosie Martin

By Rosie Martin

The DIY Couture assortment positive aspects 10 trendy, effortless to make items of garments that may be ceaselessly reinvented in numerous materials, textures, and hues. somebody who enjoys stitching and growing whatever targeted will love utilizing this ebook to make their very own couture cloth wardrobe. With basic, visible directions and funky styling, DIY Couture will encourage humans to hitch the home made revolution. the place eco-fashion meets highway kind, this can be the antithesis of fast-fashion. totally no styles required!

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If your back piece is slightly wider than your front piece, don’t worry – just trim the sides until the pieces are equal. Sew the pieces together with straight stitch, then, with your skirt still turned inside out, try it on for size. THE INSTRUCTIONS 42 Now you need to make your waistband piece. This needs to be slightly longer than the full distance around the waist edge of your skirt. 32_ Measure the waist edge, then add 8cm (3¼in) to this to allow for a button flap and for hems. 33_ Mark out that length along your fabric.

The front and back dress pieces measure 56cm (22in) across the bottom before they are sewn together. The Coffee Classic Grecian dress is made from a heavy jersey-type metallic fabric that has a wrinkle effect due to being stored in a cupboard in a bundle for a very long time. The dress is an elegant maxi dress, cut extremely long so that it almost sweeps the floor. It is drawn in right under the bust in an empire-line shape, with a single skinny 4mm (3⁄16in)wide piece of elastic. 6_ JUNGLE PUNK 2_ MONOCHROME ART The Monochrome Art Grecian dress is made from floppy black suiting fabric.

16_ Find the centre of your piece and the centre of your original T-shirt and put a pin in at both places. 17_ Lay the T-shirt on top of your garment piece, lining up the central pins. Use the curved neckline of the T-shirt to mark a similar line onto your fabric with chalk. 18_ Cut along the chalk line. THE INSTRUCTIONS 54 19_ You have made your first piece. 20_ With your first shape cut, use it as a guide to cut a second piece exactly the same. 21_ With two pieces cut, zigzag-stitch down both sides of each piece.

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