Twinkle Sews: 25 Handmade Fashions from the Runway to Your Wardrobe [With CDROM] (Paperback)

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

By Wenlan Chia

Potter Craft, 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

In fewer than eight years, WENLAN CHIA went from taking night classes at New York s Fashion Institute of Technology to commanding the runway at New York s Fashion Week. Her Twinkle line now includes ready-to-wear fashion, home accessories, fine jewelry, and hand knitting yarn, available in 300 stores nationwide. She is also the author of Twinkle s Big City Knits, Twinkle s Weekend Knits, and Twinkle s Town & Country Knits."