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Little Green Dresses

By Tina Sparkles

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Format: Paperback / softback, 256 pages
Other Information: full colour throughout, 600 illustrations, 52 photographs
Published In: USA, 07 November 2010
This title features delightful dresses, tops, skirts and trousers that will not only raise readers eco-IQ, but will open their eyes to new methods for sewing garments. Joining the green movement was never so easy and so cost-effective! Never shop retail again with this chic and sweet collection of DIY patterns. Joining the green movement was never so easy and so cost-effective! With the author's stripped-down approach to patterning and sewing, the delightful dresses, tops, skirts and trousers in this fashion-forward project book will not only raise your eco-IQ, but open your eyes to new methods for sewing garments. Author Tina Sparkles, a talented and imaginative designer, offers up an array of project ideas that are both earth- and user-friendly. Readers can pick and choose the patterns that suit them best, from A-line, tiered and bubble skirts to 'body tube' dresses and 'cap-sleeve cutie' blouses. Included are sewing and shopping resources and a fitting guide.

About the Author

A cutting-edge designer, Tina Sparkles is a former host of the show Stylelicious on the DIY network in America. He work has been featured in many publications including Elle Girl, NYLON and the Wall Street Journal. She hosts regular fashion and craft events, teaches sewing classes and holds workshops.


..".a fact-filled and easy-to-follow guide for street-smart ladies who are interested in being socially conscious and looking good at the same time." --Faythe Levine, director of "HandMade Nation" "Tina Sparkles' take on DIY eco-fashion is not only progressive, but also undeniably cute. " --Stephanie Trong, NYLON magazine

EAN: 9781600851216
ISBN: 1600851215
Publisher: Taunton Press Inc
Dimensions: 23.16 x 20.52 x 1.52 centimetres (0.63 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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Heather on
This was quite a disappointing purchase. The pictures are great for inspiration and show how creative people can be with upcycling old clothes into new. However, in term of replicating the styles, the instructions can be hard to follow and can be complicated. This is not for a novice seamstress. Even for experienced sewers, you must good at making your own patterns in order to replicate the styles shown. There are many other books in the upcycling genres that are much easier to follow.
Rachel on
You definitely need a background or some experience in sewing, as this book won't teach you how to sew, it may give you some creative ideas for clothes you're thinking about altering, but you'll need to know how to actually make those alterations yourself. That said, there are some really great ideas in this book that if I had the expertise I would really like to try one day. I don't regret buying it, it's a fun, creative book.

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