My blogging friend Sheri of Awesome Sauce and Asshattery was kind enough to send me a complimentary copy of her new book Confessions of a Refashionista: Life on the Zig Zag. Sheri autographs the books AND includes an item to refashion to get you started! My gift was a beautiful thrifted scarf, which Sheri suggested making into a scarfigan (page 6), crisscross vest (page 63), infinity scarf (page 64), or even a new neckline or sleeves for a shirt (pages 44 and 58). How cool is THAT??? You can read all about her book (and see fun photos of Sheri!) in this post . . . but here are some of my favorite parts:
- You can learn to refashion/redesign/embellish shirts, pants, shrugs, skirts, and flip-flops and make amazing accessories like ruffled flowers, scarves, wristlets, and bangle bracelets.
- You can learn to make a dress form from duct tape, sleeves from socks and aprons, a boho blouse from a vintage nightgown, a skirt from a tablecloth, and an amazing tunic from a BEDSHEET!
- Do you have neckties . . . doilies . . . dishtowels . . . lace? You’ll use them in amazing new ways!
- You’ll even learn to make an instant, no-sew skirt from a man’s shirt!
You can read a review of Sheri’s book at Designers Against AIDS (where Sheri donates a portion of each sale) and purchase Sheri’s book at Sew Much Fun or Dawanda. Oh, and Sheri has another store, too: Mensch T’s. And remember that you can find Sheri’s book anytime in my Shop Love! page above. THANK YOU, Sheri! ♥
Oh cool! I love her blog! Will definitely have to check the books out!
I do, too! And she is so funny besides being super creative! You’d LOVE the book, Zhenya!!! 🙂
That is kewl!! Hope your Christmas was wonderful!!
It was . . . and we have another celebration TODAY! 🙂
Thank you for sharing all these very interesting blog-friends with us, I am visiting them and I am finding some very interesting links.
You’re very welcome, Izabel! There’s SO much talent out there!!! I have lots more to share in the coming weeks . . . and I’m definitely having fun getting better acquainted with them all! 🙂
Sounds like a very interesting book. I look forward to seeing what you refashion in the New Year.
Thank you! I definitely have lots of garments in my stash . . . can’t wait to get started on them! 🙂
My daughter made a dress form for my granddaughter and one for her American Girl doll out of duct tape. They’ve both been working for us for several years. It works great and saves a lot of money.
That is SO amazing! I bought my first dress form (I’ve wanted one FOREVER!) from ebay this year, but I’d definitely have tried making one if I’d known how! And how clever to make one for a doll! Have you shared them on your blog? If so, can you send me a link? Thank you! 🙂 Katherine
I haven’t shared, but maybe I should.
Yay! I know it will inspire many! 🙂
What a gem of a book! I will definitely check this out, thanks for sharing.
It is!!! She’s SO talented . . . and funny and clever, too! You’ll love it! 🙂
The book sounds great. I love the title.
I do, too! 🙂
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Wow . . . thank you!!! 🙂
Thanks so much for the mini-review! I am thrilled that you’re enjoying my book, the fab’ feedback really does make all of my hard work (& insane frustration =o) that went into creating it worthwhile. I can’t wait to see what project you create with your funky scarf!
Thank YOU for the amazing book! You’re a creator extraordinaire, Sheri! 🙂
I’ve seen that book on people’s blogs, “Life on the ZigZag” and thought it looked good. I’ll have to track down a copy now.
It really is fun and creative and has so many great tips! I think you’ll love it! 🙂
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