Twinkle Sews

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Twinkle Sews

25 Handmade Fashions from the Runway to Your Wardrobe [With CDROM]

By Wenlan Chia

Potter Craft, Paperback, 9780307409355, 160pp.

Publication Date: September 29, 2009

Many Twinkle fans were first introduced to Wenlan Chia's signature fresh, young, whimsical style through her knitting books. But before Wenlan knitted, she sewed. And the pieces in her fashion line, Twinkle by Wenlan, are seen not just on the fashion runways and in the pages of "InStyle," " Lucky, " and "Vogue," but in high-end stores with high-end prices such as Barneys and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Now, with the easy-to-follow instructions, keen advice, and 25 full-size patterns in "Twinkle Sews," you can create your own couture Choose from one of Wenlan's coveted patterns, including favorites like her Annie Hall Skirt, Origami Blouse, White Magic Dress, and Flapper Camisole. The patterns come in five different sizes-from 0 to 16-and are included on a CD for you to print at home. Each garment has its own PDF pattern that can be printed on 81/2" x 11" (21.5cm x 28cm) paper. Follow the simple instructions to assemble the sheets and voila--full-size patterns are at your fingertips.
Along with providing inventive patterns, Wenlan teaches core home sewing techniques-how to sew a seam, insert a zipper, and interface fabric-and gives you the building blocks of garment construction. You'll have all the tools you need to turn what you see on glossy magazine pages into what's hanging in your closet.
From helping you pick the best fabric for each project to providing valuable sewing tips, Wenlan gives you everything you need to sew, unleash your creativity in fabric, and bring your fashion dreams to life. To wear a Twinkle piece is to feel both flirtatious and smart. To make one yourself is all that and more.

About the Author
WENLAN CHIA launched Twinkle in 2000 with a collection of handknit sweaters and accessories. Since 2002, the fashion line has been on the runway each season at New York's Seventh on Sixth Fashion Week in Bryant Park. Wenlan has received major awards and nominations, including the Fashion Future Award and the Competition of Young Fashion Designers in Paris. She was also selected as one of "Spring's Leading Ladies"-a group of five notable designers-by "Vogue" magazine. She is the author of "Twinkle's Big City Knits,"