DIY Couture: Create Your Own Fashion Collection

By Rosie Martin

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  • Paperback
  • 870 Colour illustrations
  • 208 pages
  • 245 x 210 mm
  • ISBN 9781856697996
  • Published May 2012

The DIY Couture collection is 10 stylish, easy to make pieces of clothing that can be endlessly reinvented in different fabrics, textures and colours. Anyone who enjoys sewing and creating something unique will love using this book to make their own couture wardrobe.

The book begins with a Useful Techniques section, followed by Collections: inspirational photographs of the pieces styled different ways. Next, each of the 10 garments, from a Goddess dress to a cool romper suit and hoody, is clearly explained, including a spread showing all the variations (e.g. fastenings, necklines and hems) possible for each garment. Finally, clear step by step illustrations and photographs show you how each piece is made. With no complex sewing patterns, even beginners at sewing can make their own beautiful clothes.

With simple, visual instructions and cool styling, DIY Couture will inspire people to join the handmade revolution. Where eco-fashion meets street style, this is the antithesis of fast-fashion. Absolutely no patterns required!

About the Author

Rosie Martin is the director of creative fashion label DIYcouture, which showcases her signature method of explaining sewing with colourful, visual instructions. Rosie also runs clothes-making workshops in London. She has also styled and made costumes for music videos on both sides of the Atlantic and worked as a machinist for Kylie Minogue’s dance troupe.

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'Readers will be inspired to join the handmade revolution by the DIY Couture collection. it contains 10 stylish, easy-to-make pieces of clothing that can be endlessly reinvented in different fabrics, textures and colours.'
New Design Magazine

'Instead of giving tricky patterns to use, the book shows the general shapes of fabric that you'll need to make whatever you want to make ... It's really nice to see a book giving good directions on how to make loose patterns.'
Stars for Streetlights


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