Twinkle Sews : 25 Handmade Fashions from the Runway to Your Wardrobe, by Chia, Wenlan
- ISBN: 9780307409355 | 030740935X
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 9/29/2009
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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 ofInStyle,Lucky,andVogue, 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 inTwinkle 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 sizesfrom 0 to 16and are included on a CD for you to print at home. Each garment has its own PDF pattern that can be printed on 8" x 11" (21.5cm x 28cm) paper. Follow the simple instructions to assemble the sheets and voilafull-size patterns are at your fingertips. Along with providing inventive patterns, Wenlan teaches core home sewing techniqueshow to sew a seam, insert a zipper, and interface fabricand 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.