Little Green Dresses: 50 Original Patterns for Repurposed Dresses, Tops, Skirts, and More

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Taunton Press, 2010 - Crafts & Hobbies - 250 pages

Never shop retail again with this chic and sweet collection of DIY patterns from a former host of DIY Network's Stylelicious, Tina Sparkles. Joining the green movement was never so easy -- and cost saving! With Sparkles' stripped-down approach to patterning and sewing, the delightful dresses, tops, skirts, and pants in this fashion-forward project book will not only raise your eco-IQ, but open your eyes to new methods for sewing garments.

Little Green Dresses author Tina Sparkles, a talented and imaginative designer, offers up an array of project ideas that are both earth- and user-friendly. Readers can pick and choose the patterns that suit them best, from A-line, tiered, and bubble skirts to 'body tube' dresses and 'cap-sleeve cutie' blouses. Included are sewing and shopping resources and a fitting guide.


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User Review  - Isa_Lavinia - LibraryThing

I'm a beginner, so take that into account when reading this review, but this book was a life saver! I finally found a pencil skirt tutorial that made sense! All the steps are clear and there are a lot ... Read full review

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User Review  - beckymmoe - LibraryThing

I love the idea behind this book--taking outdated and unwearable fashion and making it fresh, new, and wearable. Tina gives great advice in this book about how to create your own patterns, how to fit ... Read full review


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A cutting-edge designer, Tina Sparkles is a former host of the show Stylelicious on the DIY network. Her work has been featured in many publications including "Women's Wear Daily," "Elle Girl," "ReadyMade," "JANE," NYLON and the "Wall Street Journal." She hosts regular fashion and craft events, and teaches sewing classes and holds workshops. She lives and works in Austin, Texas with her husband.

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