Synopses & Reviews
Create unique fashion styles using old sweaters
Here's a book for anyone interested in designing a wardrobe that expresses individuality in fun and creative ways.
Second-Time Cool shows how easy it can be to recycle knitted sweaters and strike a dazzling look. Simply grab an old wool sweater, wash in the hot cycle, pick up the scissors, and follow the instructions outlined in this book.
Ideas include appliques, slippers, vests, wrist and leg warmers, stylish tops, bags and purses, and much more. The book helps readers think creatively about what can become what: a sleeve can become a mitten, the center of a sweater a skirt, and a turtleneck a hat.
The authors remind readers to look for interesting fashions from the past in secondhand stores. Retro is in: it's all about learning to customize, cut up, and change used clothes with confidence.
Also included are: the basics of knitting and crochetingline drawings to guide readers step-by-stepinstructions on the how-to's of cutting up a sweater to produce a unique style.
Instruction pages are replete with full-color photography, while images displaying the end results offer inspiration.
The authors are a collective of Swedish designers, expert knitters, and fashion journalists.