New Dress a Day

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New Dress a Day

The Ultimate DIY Guide to Creating Fashion Dos from Thrift-Store Don'ts

By Marisa Lynch

Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780345532886, 214pp.

Publication Date: October 16, 2012

Description
GO FROM THRIFT-SHOP CHEAP TO RUNWAY CHIC EACH AND EVERY DAY
Based on her wildly popular blog of the same name, guerrilla seamstress Marisa Lynch shows you how to easily (and affordably ) transform your wardrobe from frumpy to fabulous With just a snip here and a stitch there, your basement bargains will rival anything in designer collections. Yes, with a little imagination and DIY tools like needles, thread, and safety pins you too can update an outdated castoff. Inside you ll discover how to
ace the sewing basics (remember: safety first )
create DIY designer look-alikes
cut "Flashdance"-inspired sweatshirts
make an old, tired muumuu a smashing must-have
give bridesmaid dresses a second life
dye your way to a vibrant new wardrobe
whip up accessories in seconds
style the same dress seven different ways
Complete with colorful before-and-after photos, fun sidebars, and even a groovy sewing song playlist to get you in the zone, "New Dress a Day" proves that you don t need a sewing machine or a big budget to turn unfashionable trash into stylish treasure.