ReSew: turn thrift-store finds into fabulous designs :: Review
I am honored to be included in another great blog tour going on right now, for ReSew!
Author and friend Jenny Wilding Cardon has pooled all her thrifting and re-fashioning knowledge into one fabulous book! Her introduction gives you a glimpse into her fun personality, and why she likes to ReSew.
Jenny shares her personal methods for thrift shopping — like keeping a running list, and open mind while shopping. The best part about ReSewing is – when you ReSew, your creation is always one-of-a-kind, and perfectly suited for you! Jenny also has “Design Diversions” for each project, to encourage your personal creativity.
Jenny’s projects are simple yet detailed, and the instructions are flawless. A new sewist will be equally excited by these projects, as someone more experienced as well. Take a look :
The dress above she shows you how to take a sheet and men’s shirts and make a fun dress. With the men’s shirts, there’s no need to sew buttons or buttonholes into your garment!
Each of the projects, has a list of Jenny’s fiber facts, the number of pieces needed, and what you should look for while shopping, including fiber content and recommended sizes. Also included, many “Retip” sections within the patterns to teach you sewing basics like, making casings, inserting elastic, making your piece a custom fit, sewing with wool and dealing with imperfect pieces, really too many to list!
This tote is made from men’s pants, and embellished with buttons.
Jenny has taken refashioning to a whole new level! She has 20 projects including shirts, skirts, dresses, bags, scarf and hat set, a quilt, rug and even a child’s toy! There is something for everyone in this book, and it will definitely get you thinking creatively about your wardrobe. I really love how useful this book is – I need to look through my own closet for items to ReSew! I think this is a great book for many of you that already quilt, and would love to learn to sew garments!
You can purchase ReSew on Amazon right now, or make sure that you are following my blog, and comment to be entered to win a copy, right here! I will announce one winner Monday, February 28.
Good Luck –