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

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 Yes, with a little imagination and DIY tools like needles, thread, and safety pins you too can update an outdated castoff.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.

About the Author
Marisa Lynch is a fashion blogger, consultant, and founder of the blog New Dress a Day. A graduate of the University of Southern California, she is a frequent guest on E! Entertainment Television and has appeared on "The Early Show" and been featured in the "Los Angeles Times," "Time," and "Bust," among other publications. She lives in Los Angeles.