Sunday, December 07, 2008

DIY Book We Love: Born-Again Vintage

Unsung alum B. Artise has published her first book, and it's something that can benefit all of us. It's called Born-Again Vintage: 25 Ways to Deconstruct, Reinvent, and Recycle Your Wardrobe, and basically teaches you how to transform your vintage/thrift finds (or old clothes you're sick to death of) into a fashion-forward statement piece.

Inside, Bridgett Artise provides easy recipes for creating a whole new wardrobe: She takes period-dated, era-related pieces and reworks them into items that have up-to-the-minute style and flair. Potentially fabulous clothing that normally falls into disuse (and gathers dust in the back of a closet) is deconstructed and pieced back together in a whole new way.

Complete with loads of handy tips and ideas for affordably reinventing disused cast-offs (“Avoid trendy vintage boutiques,” “Don’t underestimate the estate sale”) as well as a comprehensive 50-state vintage shopping guide, this is a perfect holiday gift for your DIY girl.

25 Ways to Deconstruct, Reinvent, and Recycle Your Wardrobe
by Bridgett Artise and Jen Karetnick
Release date: December 9, 2008
Available for pre-order at Potter Craft
$24.95 Hardcover

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