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Reconstructing Clothes For Dummies

Wiley, J,
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Reconstructing Clothes for Dummies offers inspiring projects and savvy tips on how to salvage those tired old clothes in your closet and turn them into a one-of-a-kind wardrobe. It shows craftsters, DIY enthusiasts, budget-conscious fashionistas and people from all walks of life how to unleash their inner fashion designer and transform outdated duds into hip new clothes. Featured projects include making good use of old scraps; reviving shrunken sweaters; finding redemption in that bridesmaid dress; decorative repair and embellishment of existing pieces; and creating unexpected home décor with what's hiding in your drawers.


Titel: Reconstructing Clothes For Dummies
Autoren/Herausgeber: Miranda Caroligne Burns
Ausgabe: 1. Auflage

ISBN/EAN: 9780470225677

Seitenzahl: 360
Produktform: E-Book
Sprache: Englisch

Miranda Caroligne Burns (San Francisco, CA) has donned avariety of hats in her young years: physical therapist, eventproducer, community activist, installation artist, author,performance artist, philosopher, and fashion designer. Mentored byher mother, Miranda has been sewing and creating her own clothingsince she could hold a needle. Over time she developed a zest forre-use and heartfelt desire for truly unique design. This ethos ismasterfully woven together to recall the forms of yesteryear withan otherworldly edge -- a philosophy she calls"neoarchaic."
Miranda's life has been a bi-coastal artistic evolution. Shebecame active in the alternative arts scene in Boston, where sheintroduced "living construction," a live sewing performance piecestaged in gallery window fronts. Relocating to San Francisco in2005, she quickly emerged as a bright new star in a constellationof provocative artist-designers. Her fashion shows are known fortheir performance-art quality, embodying political, artistic, andpersonal statements. These shows include Catwalk on the Wild Side(U.N. World Environment Day Gala "Walk the Talk"), LoveFest VIP Event (San Francisco City Hall), and Maker Faire(Swaporamarama and Make magazine).
She has also had various individual performance art appearances atSupperclub San Francisco, San Jose Museum of Art, and Burningman.Meander through San Francisco's Mission-Deco Ghettoneighborhood and you'll find Miranda reconstructing in thewindow-front of her boutique, miranda caroligne -- a livingconstruction boutique (www.mirandacaroligne.com), 485 14 Street@ Guerrero. You're sure to be delighted by the local art anddesign, and step forward with the inspiration to do it yourself!

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