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#OOTD Outfit Of The Day
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Fourteen-year-old fashion designer Angela Lan of lovespunk.com teaches 12-16 year-olds to design their own wardrobes from 6 classic looks! This in-depth guide shares garment-sewing basics, from choosing the right fabric to installing zippers, for a professional, store-bought finish. Encouraging girls to find and sew their perfect style, Angela helps readers build their skills through 6 versatile clothing patterns and 4 altered fashions to show how easy it is to change up basic pieces for a totally different look! #OOTD (Outfit of the Day) is ideal for avid DIYers and beginning garment sewists looking to try something new.
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Introduction How to Use This Book Chapter 1: The Basics Chapter Intro Fabrics Grain Fabric Labels Wovens Knits Interfacing Choosing and Buying Fabrics Buying Fabric In-Store Buying Fabric Online Finding the Right Fabric Pre-washing Notions Basic Sewing Supplies Optional Tools Threads Needles Sewing by Hand and Machine Sewing Machine Tips on Buying a Sewing Machine Anatomy Types of Stitches Hand Sewing Seam Allowance Sewing a Seam Make ItDIY Infinity Scarf Chapter 2: The Little Details That Matter Chapter Intro Basic Techniques Pinning Measuring and Marking Seam Ripping Pressing Seams Sewing Curved Seams Sewing in the Round Heming Threading Elastic (Drawstrings) Sewing with Knits Stretch and Sew Setting In Sleeves Patterns Sizing Tracing Patterns Symbols Cutting Layouts Cutting/ Marking Fabrics Make ItDIY Basic Tee Chapter 3: Sewing to Fit YOU Chapter Intro Seam Finishes Zigzag French Seams Mock-French Seams Fibers Fabric Fibers Most Common Fibers/Characteristics Climates What fibers should I use? Lifestyle Make ItDIY Skater Skirt Chapter 4: Design It Chapter Intro Advanced Techniques Darts Gathers Bias Binding Inserting a Zipper The Design Concept Sketching Sketch to Final Product Analyzing Pattern, Fit, and Design Basics of Modifying Patterns Adjusting the Neckline Lengthening and Shortening Adding and Subtracting Minimal Width Adjusting Width by Slashing and Spreading" Embellishments Fabric Paint Trims/ Buttons Other Make ItDIY Boxy Crop Top Chapter 5: More Projects Chapter Intro Make ItDIY Skater Dress Make ItDIY High-Rise Shorts Glossary Resources Index About the Author

About the Author

Angela Lan is a teen fashion designer and lifestyle blogger. Self-taught, she is an artsy girl who wants to pursue a career in design and start her own clothing brand. lovespunk.com

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OOTD stands for outfit of the day and this book will help you to make the clothes you want. You'll discover the basics of sewing, 6 patterns and skill building. This book is ideal for teens, the sizes are small in my opinion for today's market. The smallest bust size is 28" (70cm), the largest size is bust 36" (90cm). However you will learn how to customize, resize and more. patterns include tops, skirts, dresses and trousers for everyday casual wear. Instructions are clear and there are good photos throughout. yarnsandfabrics.co.uk, 4/22/16 OOTD is fashion-blog-speak for Outfit of the Day. Fourteen-year-old fashion designer Angela Lan of lovespunk.com teaches 12- to 16-year-olds how to design their own wardrobes from six classic looks. This in-depth guide shares garment-sewing basics, from choosing the right fabric to installing zippers, for a professional store-bought finish. Encouraging girls to find and sew their perfect style, Angela helps readers build their skills through six versatile clothing patterns and four altered fashions to show how easy it is to change up basic pieces for a totally different look. Notions, Summer 2016

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