Born-Again Vintage: 25 Ways to Deconstruct, Reinvent, and by Bridgett Artise

By Bridgett Artise

Designer Bridgett Artise believes in moment chances—a philosophy that extends the entire option to her garments line, B. Artise Originals. type gave her a moment probability at happiness and good fortune, and, in flip, she supplies classic clothing that experience misplaced their luster one other probability at being stylish. blending modern garments with the simplest components of a classic piece—like the collar of a cool fifties housedress or the wallet of a seventies-style jacket—and piecing them again jointly in a complete new method, she creates specific clothing which are either pattern environment and undying.

An outdated ruffled blouse with amazing buttons, plus a cheap tank most sensible, can develop into a different most sensible. A poodle skirt and that so-last-year’s knee-length cardigan sweater might be become whatever from a mini-poncho to a established tube best. With models for each season, Born-Again Vintage includes styles for:

•Pants that pair completely with iciness boots and a sweater gown that’s horny and simple
•A cropped jacket + sweater corset which are excellent for a flirty spring fling
•Dresses + baggage to maintain summer season effortless and breezy
•Pretty-in-a-blink clothes + components for an important evening out

Born-Again Vintage updates the tendencies of style eras passed by and brings the exceptional caliber of classic right into a new age. entire with a classic procuring advisor, convenient kind advice, and ideas for reinventing disused cast-offs, Born-Again Vintage is a must have for classic consumers and sewers alike.

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However, a little work is required! Fortunately, even for those who are “sewing machine illiterate,” it’s quite easy to accomplish a lot, which you’ll see as you take a look at the patterns. They range from super-simple to sort-of complicated. At any skill level, you have at least a double handful of projects from which to choose. ” One person’s oopsie is another’s pièce de résistance. Another fabulous thing is that these projects will never become outdated. You can use different odds and ends each time to revamp your look.

For pattern instructions, click here ARM WARMERS What happens when you mix long opera gloves circa 1915 and leg warmers from the 1980s? A new fashion accessory is born. Wear them under your coat or with a sleeveless top for a funky look that will also keep you warm. For pattern instructions, click here CHAPTER 5 PRETTY IN A BLINK Not everyone has a fairy godmother like Cinderella did to turn her rags into a beautiful gown. But just like Molly Ringwald’s character did in Pretty in Pink, most of us have an old party dress we would give anything to magically transform.

5cm) apart, around the skirt where you’ve placed the scarf or tie. The closer together the slits, the more gathered the top will be. 3. Cut open the slits and zigzag stitch around the edges to prevent fraying. Start weaving the scarf through the slits where you want it to tie, either the front, side, or back, until the two ends meet. Tie the ends in a knot or a bow. TIP CREATE AN EMPIRE WAIST TOP BY CUTTING THE SLITS HIGHER SO THAT THE SCARF TIES UNDER THE BUST. VINTAGE TWIST DON’T HESITATE TO USE A WINTER SKIRT FOR THIS PROJECT, BECAUSE THE TOP CAN EASILY MAKE THE TRANSITION INTO FALL WHEN WORN WITH A BLAZER OR SHRUG.

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