The Great British Sewing Bee Sustainable Style

For burgeoning dressmakers, this book showcases a vast array of sustainable and natural fabrics, reveals how to breathe life into old garments and entices the would-be sewer to dress handmade.

Author: Caroline Akselson

Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing

ISBN: 9781787136731

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

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The BBC primetime series, The Great British Sewing Bee, is back. The companion book to the sixth series of this flagship BBC show, The Great British Sewing Bee: Sustainable Style accompanies sewers at all levels on their creative journey to reduce, reuse and recycle – ultimately creating their own considered closet. Starting with the essentials, sewers will learn how to maintain and care for their sewing machine, find out the secrets to using an overlocker (and what to do if you don’t have one) and the key to pattern matching. With a guide that demystifies the fitting process, and with expert sewing tips on making alterations, you’ll be able to choose from 27 projects, for both women and men, that will ease you into the world of sustainable sewing. For burgeoning dressmakers, this book showcases a vast array of sustainable and natural fabrics, reveals how to breathe life into old garments and entices the would-be sewer to dress handmade. Interspersed with sustainable tips, from advice on keeping an eco-friendly sewing space and how to better care for your garments, to guidance on recycling old clothes, using up fabric scraps and making repairs, this book is an indispensable reference to a more considered approach to sewing, that will encourage you to create long-lasting projects to cherish. With womenswear sizes ranging from 8 to 22 and menswear sizes ranging from XS to XL, along with five downloadable pattern sheets, expert sewers Caroline Akselson and Alexandra Bruce cover everything you need to build your sewing repertoire and grow in confidence as you sew yourself sustainable.
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Behind the Seams

My Life in Creativity, Friendship and Adventure from the star of the Great British Sewing Bee Esme Young. For fans of The Great British Sewing Bee: The Great British Sewing Bee: Sustainable Style by Alexandra Bruce and Caroline Akselson ...

Author: Esme Young

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 9781788704632

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 205

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*** THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER*** From adventures at Central Saint Martins to The Great British Sewing Bee, go behind the scenes of Esme Young's amazing life... At age five, Esme was asked to write in her notebook, but instead, she filled it with drawings - the only way she knew to express herself. At seven, when it was discovered she was partially deaf, she found refuge in her sketchbooks. Shortly after, Esme made her first garment and a passion for sewing and designing was born. As a teenager, she made her way to London where her creative journey truly began. Living in a squat with other young creatives, Esme made the most of her time; studying at Central Saint Martins, launching a clothing line called Swanky Modes with three friends and £50 each, watching Notting Hill Carnival with David Bowie, and altering a dress for Cher. The '90s saw a career move into costumes for films, where she designed outfits for Trainspotting, Bridget Jones's Diary and The Beach, before she moved onto the small screen herself. A celebration of a creative life lived differently, Behind the Seams is a reminder that it's never too early, or too late to pick up a needle and start stitching in a new direction.
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Sew Chinelo

Throughout the book, Chinelo encourages the reader to make clothes to suit their own style and achieve results that are beautifully distinctive – and a far cry from throwaway fast-fashion.

Author: Chinelo Bally

Publisher: Collins & Brown

ISBN: 9781911670032

Category: Design

Page: 176

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Minimise waste and maximise creativity with 14 stylish freehand dressmaking projects from Chinelo Bally. Making your own clothes is a sustainable, ethical and fun craft that is brought alive by bestselling author and designer Chinelo Bally. Using the freehand cutting method for which she has become so well known, Chinelo shows how to upcycle and make stunning new items from old garments as well as making clothes using interesting new fabrics, without the need for sewing patterns. The book features eleven projects for stylish women’s clothes and three projects for children’s clothes. Learn to turn a man’s shirt into a fashionable dress and old pair of jeans into a sassy tutu skirt. Other projects include a one-shoulder jumpsuit and Chinelo’s signature collared top. Throughout the book, Chinelo encourages the reader to make clothes to suit their own style and achieve results that are beautifully distinctive – and a far cry from throwaway fast-fashion. Projects include: • Women’s Clothes: 2nd Date Night Dress, Angled-overlay Pencil Skirt, Asymmetric Peplum Top, One-shoulder Jumpsuit, Shirt to Button-back Dress, Jeans to Sassy Tutu Skirt, Pencil Dress Refit, Signature Collared Top, Versatile Maxi Dress, Showstopping Maxi and Strapless Wrap Dress. • Children’s Clothes: Child’s Peekaboo-back Dress, Shirt to Child’s Dress, Jeans to Child’s Dress Packed with tips, techniques and inspiration, Sew Chinelo reveals the secrets to producing sustainable and wearable clothes with style, feminine glamour and a professional finish that fit perfectly every time.
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Serena Sews

From the Great British Sewing Bee's youngest-ever winner, a debut celebrating the key trends of simple sewing and sustainability.

Author: SERENA. BAKER

Publisher:

ISBN: 1785303880

Category: Sewing

Page: 256

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How To Break Up With Fast Fashion

'I had one woman who came to a sewing class and said she wanted to learn to sew so that she could buy clothes off ASOS, copy them and then send them back,' laughs Charlotte Newland, winner of The Great British Sewing Bee 2016.

Author: Lauren Bravo

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472267733

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 288

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'A funny, achievable guide' Observer 'Lauren Bravo is one of my favourite writers' Dolly Alderton 'Bravo will inspire you to repair, recycle and give old items a new lease of life' Stylist You probably know the statistics: global clothing production has roughly doubled in just 15 years, and every year an estimated 300,000 tonnes of used clothing ends up in UK landfill. Fast fashion is the ultimate toxic relationship. It's bad news for the planet, our brains and our bank balances. We can't go on like this; our shopping habits need an overhaul. Journalist Lauren Bravo loves clothes more than anything, but she's called time on her affair with fast fashion in search of a slower, saner way of dressing. In this book, she'll help you do the same. How To Break Up With Fast Fashion will help you to change your mindset, fall back in love with your wardrobe and embrace more sustainable ways of shopping - from the clothes swap to the charity shop. Full of refreshing honesty and realistic advice, Lauren will inspire you to repair, recycle and give your unloved items a new lease of life without sacrificing your style. Because fashion belongs to everyone, but no outfit should cost us the earth.
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You Will Be Able to Sew Your Own Clothes by the End of This Book

If you want to avoid harmful fast fashion, create sustainable pieces for yourself and one-of-a-kind gifts for loved ones, and curate your own perfect wardrobe, this is the book you need.

Author: Juliet Uzor

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781781578483

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 264

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There has never been a better time to learn to sew your own clothes. If you want to avoid harmful fast fashion, create sustainable pieces for yourself and one-of-a-kind gifts for loved ones, and curate your own perfect wardrobe, this is the book you need. Get started with the core skills such as how to make accurate measurements, how to use a sewing machine, and how to follow a pattern. Once you've aced the essentials, move on to 15 stylish and straightforward projects (all patterns provided), from colourful headbands to eye-catching dresses and trendy sweatshirts. Some of the projects even teach you how to upcycle vintage and thrifted clothes to create gorgeous, unique items for your wardrobe. As the projects get more complex, you'll practise and perfect the skills you've learned, and build your confidence. By the end of the book, you will be able to tackle any new project with confidence and all the techniques and skills you need at your fingertips. So take some time for yourself, learn a new skill, and enjoy creating your own tailored wardrobe with this beautiful book by your side.
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A Stylish Guide to Classic Sewing

These sixteen friends from the online sewing community join us in celebrating classic clothing with a contemporary spin! Alex Florea A former Great British Sewing Bee contestant, Alex shares her stylish and sustainable sewing journey on ...

Author: Sarah Gunn

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781617458736

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 412

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The authors of The Tunic Bible craft a “clever guide to the DIY creation of tried and true staples of a woman’s wardrobe . . . truly inspiring” (Publishers Weekly). Discover the secrets to sewing a stylish wardrobe with staying power! This spirited guide walks you through thirty timeless garments to make for yourself, including a must-have button-up shirt, tailored trousers, a flattering A-line dress, and the indispensable modern classic pencil skirt. With a conversational narrative, the authors have created an engaging, informative guide to sewing by tracing the origins of each garment, along with styling and sewing tips, charming fashion illustrations, and a modeled photo gallery. Pencil skirt pattern and instructions included! “This delightfully illustrated book featuring a conversational narrative chronicles 30 beloved classic silhouettes that lie at the core of women’s wardrobes . . . Each garment chapter laced with fascinating facts and trivia tidbits gives new meaning to why we wear what we wear . . . [a] keen guide to creating a fresh collection of timeless garments.” —Elysian “It should be inspirational to those just beginning to sew for themselves as well as those who just aspire to it! . . . With this book in hand, you will both sew and dress with confidence and style.” —Fifty Dresses “This book is so well-written and the illustrations are amazing.” —Girls in the Garden
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Craftspeople and Designer Makers in the Contemporary Creative Economy

In an age of fast fashion, craft and welldesigned objects are part of a rejection of disposability, of changing everything every six ... A non-exhaustive list of some of the current offerings includes The Great British Sewing Bee (UK, ...

Author: Susan Luckman

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030449797

Category: Political Science

Page: 259

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This open access book explores the experience of working as a craftsperson or designer maker in the contemporary creative economy. The authors utilise evidence from the only major empirical study to explore the skills required and the challenges facing contemporary makers in an increasingly crowded marketplace. Drawing upon 180 interviews with peak organisations, established and emerging makers, and four years of fieldwork across Australia, this book offers a unique insight into the motivations informing those who seek to make an income from their craft or designer maker practice, as well as the challenges and opportunities facing them as they do so at this time of renewed interest internationally in the artisanal and handmade. Offering a rich and deep collection of real-life experiences, this book is aimed both at an academic and practitioner audience.
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Bags for Life

Featuring achievable patterns and fast makes for all abilities, this is a fool-proof guide to sustainable fashion that promises professional looking results.

Author: Stuart Hillard

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

ISBN: 9781911663409

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

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Join Stuart Hillard as he expands his expertise from quilt-making to crafting beautiful and sustainable bags. With 20 stylish patterns, leading quilt designer Stuart Hillard demonstrates how to create reusable and sturdy bags for every occasion. Featuring achievable patterns and fast makes for all abilities, this is a fool-proof guide to sustainable fashion that promises professional looking results. The book delves into the anatomy of the bag and takes a visual tour of the various parts of different bags, before moving onto the specific details of pockets, zips, piping, binding, straps and handles, and even metalwork. The bags are grouped according to use, including bags for work, shopping, the beach, picnics, weekend breaks, and craft material storage.
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