AlterNation: Transform. Embellish. Customize.

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North Light Books, Nov 28, 2007 - Crafts & Hobbies - 144 pages
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Customize your clothes. Transform your world.

Do-it-yourself fashion is the most creative, affordable and fun way to create a style that's completely and uniquely you. Whether you're a sewing novice or a savvy seamstress, AlterNation will give you all the knowledge and inspiration you need to create your own trend-setting clothes and accessories. Just dig into the back of your closet or hit up your favorite thrift store, and you'll be on your way to creating a one-of-a-kind wardrobe that will have your friends asking, "Where'd you get that?!"

  • Convert a men's buttondown into the sleek and sleeveless Office Corset, or combine it with a flowing skirt to create the surprisingly feminine Men's Shirt Dress.
  • Reinvent a pillowcase and a flat sheet to create the cute and comfy Bedhead Top and Asymmetrical Sheet Skirt.
  • Pair some ripped-beyond-wear jeans with some trendy fabric to make the Dangerous Cherry Handbag, or cut a few out-of-style pairs into panels for the Denim Corset Skirt.
Not only will you learn to make 25+ projects, you'll be bursting with ideas for countless more. Join the citizens of AlterNation! Turn your back on the mall, set your own trends, and show off your style!

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This book is amazing! The designs are way more fresh and innovative than other DIY books. I cant wait to try them and may even buy a grommet installer who knew ... Read full review


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Shannon Okey is the author of the Knitgrrl book series for tweens (Watson-Guptill) and forthcoming titles, Spin to Knit (teaches knitters to spin their own yarn) and Felt Tips from Interweave Press. She has appeared on HGTV's Crafters Coast To Coast and DIY Network's Uncommon Threads and Knitty Gritty.

Alexandra (Xan) Underhill is a designer, artist and performer. She graduated with honors from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1993. Her extensive resume and photos of her work can be seen at ? she's worked with everyone from Cirque du Soleil to stiltwalking performance troupes and music video producers.

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