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Customize Your Clothes: A Head-To-Toe Guide to Reinventing Your Wardrobe


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ISBN13: 9780762443475
ISBN10: 0762443472
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For crafters, designers, and any stylish individual who has ever wanted to recreate a runway look or simply put their own mark on their wardrobe, this book is the ultimate inspirational resource. Customize Your Clothes is a one-stop DIY guide that covers customizing all essential garments and accessories from head to toe, showing readers how to transform, deconstruct, and/or upcycle their wardrobe by bleaching, beading, stitching, distressing, spray-painting, and much, much more.

Customize Your Clothes breaks down designs for each fashion item, from dresses and skirts to T-shirts, shoes, and purses and profiles emerging talent as well as pioneering designers in the field. Hundreds of designs on fashion items are photographed in stunning detail to inspire the budding designer. Chapters on each process and technique give step-by-step advice on putting your designs on clothing and accessories, from screen-printing through embroidery, batik, fabric painting, and innovative techniques for stenciling. A back-of book resource section supplies a quick guide to the properties of different fabric types and the techniques and materials that can be used with them. All essential information for decking out your duds is packed into one stunning package.

About the Author

Rain Blanken is a designer, seamstress, and writer who specializes in upcycling, recycling, and reinventing clothing. As host of's Fashion site (, Rain guides readers to discover their crafty side with DIY clothing, jewelry, and costume tutorials. Her daily blog addresses the growing handmade movement in America. Rain resides in Beavercreek, Ohio.

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edenkitty, August 10, 2012 (view all comments by edenkitty)
This book is a comprehensive look at a variety or techniques and types of refashioning your existing wardrobe or to make a statement through your clothes.

The techniques are really amazing, their inspiration gallery is fantastic, and the tutorials are step by step photo accounts of what to do and how to protect yourself from any possible hazards.

Truly a great DIY book with so much information to offer, I can't wait to use some on my next projects. I really love the way the author mentions, don't copy the artists works you find here, make your own twist on things, I really appreciate that. Really making your fashion statement through your clothes should truly be an expression of who you are, and the book gives a great way to accomplish those goals!

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Blanken, Rain
Running Press Book Publishers
Beauty and Fashion-Fashion and Costume
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