Born-Again Vintage: 25 Ways to Deconstruct, Reinvent, and Recycle Your Wardrobe

Born-Again Vintage: 25 Ways to Deconstruct, Reinvent, and Recycle Your Wardrobe

Bridgett Artise

Language: English

Pages: 144

ISBN: 0307405273

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Fashion designer Bridgett Artise believes in second chances—a philosophy that extends all the way to her clothing line, B. Artise Originals. Fashion gave her a second chance at happiness and success, and, in turn, she gives vintage garments that have lost their luster another chance at being fashionable. Mixing contemporary clothing with the best elements of a vintage piece—like the collar of a funky fifties housedress or the pockets of a seventies-style jacket—and piecing them back together in a whole new way, she creates one-of-a-kind garments that are both trend setting and timeless.

An old-fashioned ruffled shirt with terrific buttons, plus an inexpensive tank top, can become a unique top. A poodle skirt and that so-last-year’s knee-length cardigan sweater can be turned into anything from a mini-poncho to a structured tube top. With fashions for every season, Born-Again Vintage contains patterns for:

•Pants that pair perfectly with winter boots and a sweater dress that’s sexy and simple
•A cropped jacket + sweater corset that are perfect for a flirty spring fling
•Dresses + bags to keep summer easy and breezy
•Pretty-in-a-blink dresses + accessories for a big night out

Born-Again Vintage updates the trends of fashion eras gone by and brings the unparalleled quality of vintage into a new age. Complete with a vintage shopping guide, handy style tips, and ideas for reinventing disused cast-offs, Born-Again Vintage is a must-have for vintage shoppers and sewers alike.

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THOUGH YOU MAY BE ATTRACTED TO THE COLOR OF A PARTICULAR WOOL SWEATER, IT MAY NOT FEEL SO NICE AGAINST YOUR SKIN. VINTAGE TWIST PULL ON SOME SUSPENDERS AND GET READY TO STRUT THE CATWALK! SHOW ME THE SHOES AND PURSES Matching a Born-Again Vintage piece with an authentic shoe or purse from the era you’ve based your garment on is a personal choice. Say you’ve completed the Winter Vest and you want A SEVENTIES LACE-UP KNEE-HIGH BOOT made in spats style to go with the look. Search the Web

MACHINE INSTRUCTIONS 1. Fold the sweater in half lengthwise, with the front facing out. With the shoulder and the side seams aligned, pin the sweater into place. 2. Cut on the center fold on the front only. Remove pins and set aside. 3. Lay the jacket flat on the work surface with the front facing up. Use chalk to mark a 1½" (3.8cm) seam allowance around the ribbed waistband, pockets, zipper placket, and hood. Cut and remove these sections in one piece. 4. Lay the sweater flat on the work

wings and faux whole birds as decorations). SILK RIBBONS AND BLACK LACE. Velvet rosettes and bows. SILVER, GOLD, OR RED LAMé CORD. Flowers galore. Add these to your sewing bag for future projects. Naturally, my inclination is to strip the hats bare and give them a whole new look. By keeping their basic materials and updating their crowns with the latest in scarves and head wraps, or even a cool vintage belt from another project’s skirt or dress, YOU CAN CREATE A WHOLE NEW LOOK THAT INCORPORATES

pattern instructions, click here VINTAGE JUMPER I’m sure your first question when you look at this “before” photo is “Why change this really pretty, totally intact dress?” Simple—because it represents the one that sits and sits and sits in the back of your closet, unworn since your junior prom. You think of giving the dress to Goodwill but hold on to it yet another year. Time to release it from its prison and give it a new lease on life! By putting pockets in this fun and flirty dress, you

especially if you find something with great design details, but still try to guess on the large side. And don’t let the sizes play head games with you. The only vanity you need here is the pride you can take in the finished piece. PHOTO SWEATER MINI-DRESS TURTLENECK OR COWL-NECK SWEATER + TAILOR’s CHALK OR FABRIC PEN + SCISSORS + COORDINATING THREAD + SEWING MACHINE + SKIRT + STRAIGHT PINS + RULER + 6 SMALL TO MEDIUM COORDINATING BUTTONS OR 4 LARGE BUTTONS + SEWING NEEDLE INSTRUCTIONS

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