Sew Chinelo: How to Transform Your Wardrobe with Sustainable Style (Hardcover)
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Sew Chinelo reveals the secrets to producing wearable clothes with exquisite style, feminine glamour, and a professional finish. Using the freehand cutting method for which she has become so well known, bestselling author and designer Chinelo Bally shows us how to make fabulous new items from garments that most people already have in their wardrobe, as well as projects using interesting new fabrics for that fashion feel. For a long time, homemade garments have suffered from being seen as unstylish, but now, in line with the trend for conscience-led fashion, Chinelo shows you how to transform everyday items into timeless pieces. Learn to turn a man's suit into a tailored dress and an old pair of jeans into a sassy tutu skirt. The projects include the use of additional fabrics and embellishments so that readers can create a fresh wardrobe full of colors, textures, and styles that appeal to them. Throughout the book readers are encouraged to make clothes to suit their own style and achieve results that are beautifully distinctive. So minimize your waste and maximize your creativity.
About the Author
Chinelo Bally is a Nigerian-born Brit with an overly healthy appetite for fashion and sewing. In 2014, Chinelo appeared on the BBC's Great British Sewing Bee, where she wowed judges and fellow contestants with her freehand cutting method. She now runs workshops across the UK and also writes a blog where she offers tutorials on freehand cutting projects. She keeps her Twitter and Instagram accounts abuzz with exciting fashion-related projects.