Sewing doesn't have to start with a pattern. You can deconstruct and reconstruct clothes already in your closet.
From Barnes and Noble:
Rip It! shows how simple and fun it can be to transform a tired wardrobe into hip, one-of-a-kind new looks without spending a dime. Elissa Meyrich, owner and teacher at the popular New York sewing boutique Sew Fast Sew Easy, has been passing her sewing secrets and style tips on to students for years. Now she shows beginners and experienced sewers everywhere how to customize pieces found at cheap chain stores, thrift shops, or the far reaches of a closet and create fabulous new designs.
- Jazz up old t-shirts with stretch lace and zippers
- Turn faded, falling-apart jeans into a hot new denim skirt
- Change a pullover into a cute cardigan
- Make a thrift-store dress into a hipster skirt
- Create an instant poncho
I thought I'd try something a little different for this giveaway. Don't worry - it's easy! To enter the drawing, answer the following question:
According to Elissa K. Meyrich's biography on the Sew Fast Sew Easy website, what famous New York school of design did she attend and serve as an instuctor?
Put the correct answer in an e-mail to Elaray2003@gmail.com with "Give-away" in the subject line. Deadline for submissions is Sunday, February 15, 2009. The winner will be randomly drawn from entries with the correct answer. (Sorry, no international entries)
Disclaimer: This giveaway is a personal venture and is not associated with any author, publisher or school.