Jean Therapy

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Quarry Books, Apr 1, 2008 - Crafts & Hobbies - 136 pages
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More than 20 projects and an array of gallery creations are imaginative and practical fashions-hardworking denim at play.

Pair cast-off denim with a crafter's unyielding creativity and you have a craft with limitless possibility. Denim is the perfect fabric for many arts and craft methods: it is durable, washable, and dyeable; it can be cut, sliced, shredded, poked, prodded, and cinched. Jean Therapy teaches basic techniques - building anything from skirts, bags, vests, and accessories - and illuminates these basic techniques with dozens of clever, funky, and stylish variations.

Jean Therapy includes straightforward, illustrated instructions for more than 20 projects, running the gamut from simple accessories to reconstructed pants, skirts, and halter tops, each featuring design and personalization tips and techniques. Each project will have a main beauty shot, detail shots (as needed), and a number of technical step illustrations that show creation and assembly details.

It also includes a detailed chapter on customizing and tailoring clothing for a perfect fit - a key ingredient when working with repurposed clothing.

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User Review  - Aljan - Goodreads

I was SO excited about this book and ended up being completely let down. The projects are sloppy and look very, very homemade ~ not in a good way. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Scatha G. Allison (San Francisco, CA) is an artist and designer with a background in painting, installation, and mixed-media work, and is known in the San Francisco design community for her distinct cutting, draping, and patterning skills, specializing in couture techniques and reconstruction. Her clothing line, Miss Velvet Cream, is currently available in San Francisco boutiques Venus Superstar and Queen of the Meadow, Show Pony in LA, and La Rouge in Portland.

Wendy Tremayne was a creative director in a marketing firm in New York City before she and her companion moved to rural New Mexico. She writes the blog, Holy Scrap, frequently writes tutorials for Craft's webzine and for "Make" magazine. Tremayne founded Swap-O-Rama-Rama, an annual textile-repurposing and skill sharing event.The depressed and barren RV park that she built into an off-the-grid desert oasis has captured the attention of such media as "The Discovery Channel", "CNET", and "Women's Health". She lives in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.

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