By Shannon Okey, Alexandra Underhill

Customise your outfits. remodel your world.
Do-it-yourself style is the main artistic, cheap and enjoyable solution to create a method thats thoroughly and uniquely you. even if youre a stitching beginner or a savvy seamstress, AlterNation provides you with the entire wisdom and idea you want to create your personal trend-setting clothes and niknaks. simply dig into the again of your closet or hit up your favourite thrift shop, and youll be in your approach to making a exceptional cloth wardrobe that may have your folks asking, «Whered you get that?!»
* Convert a mens buttondown into the smooth and sleeveless place of work Corset, or mix it with a flowing skirt to create the unusually female Mens blouse Dress.
* Reinvent a pillowcase and a flat sheet to create the lovable and comfortable Bedhead most sensible and Asymmetrical Sheet Skirt.
* Pair a few ripped-beyond-wear denims with a few stylish cloth to make the damaging Cherry purse, or reduce a number of out-of-style pairs into panels for the Denim Corset Skirt.
Not in simple terms will you discover ways to make 25+ initiatives, youll be bursting with principles for numerous extra. subscribe to the electorate of AlterNation! flip your again at the mall, set your individual traits, and blow their own horns your kind!

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We used a serger on many projects in this book, including the T-shirt Dress and Mamma Mia! Shrug and Skirt Set. In most cases, a zigzag stitch can be used in place of a serger stitch. If you enjoy sewing, investing in a serger is well worth the money. HOW TO AVOID TRASHING PINS, NEEDLES AND SERGER BLADES Sewing over pins on your sewing machine is like running red lights. You may get away with it for a while, but sooner or later you’re going to hit something. If you hit a pin, it will be bent beyond use.

7 MARK SPACING FOR GROMMETS Mark where the grommets will go using tailor’s chalk or a washable quilting pencil on the interfacing, matching pairs on either side of the opening, with a grommet’s width of space between each one vertically. Putting a measuring tape or ruler that has identical markings on either edge is a simple way to make sure your spacing is even. You can use just a few grommets, or opt for a lot of them, as we’ve done here. 8 INSERT GROMMETS Using your marks as a guide, punch holes in the fabric.

Title. K. O. 1 Sq. Inches Sq. 45 Sq. Centimeters Sq. 16 Sq. Feet Sq. 09 Sq. Meters Sq. 8 Sq. Yards Sq. 8 Sq. Meters Sq. 035 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Alexandra and Shannon would both like to thank Slade Photography in Los Angeles and Christine Okey in Cleveland for brilliant model and how-to shots, respectively, and all the thrift stores of greater Cleveland that yield riches for us on a regular basis. The model photography knocked both of us out of our chairs … and those were just the test shots! Additional, extra-special thanks to model Samantha Grace for helping us work out the initial shots.

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