Sew Vintage by Jennie Atwood.. (brand new)
Tutorials shows how to turn vintage fabrics into beautiful garments and lovely accessories. It includes tips on working with fragile, stained and tired textiles, and overflows with creative ways to mix the old with the new.
Sewing with vintage textiles provides a unique way to connect with the past while exercising creativity to arrive at something brand new. Fabric magician Jennie Atwood clearly has a knack for turning old tablecloths, hankies, dishtowels, ties, sweaters, and other flea-market finds into exquisite blouses, jackets, pillows, bed linens, table skirts, purses, and children’s wear. In Sew Vintage, Atwood offers extensive general directions on design and construction, exploring methods for altering commercial patterns, simple draping techniques on a dress form, finishing details, and further embellishments with beads, buttons, appliques, and lace.