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Remake It: Clothes

The Essential Guide to Resourceful Fashion: With over 500 tricks, tips and inspirational designs

Henrietta Thompson

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The ultimate antidote to fast-fashion wastefulness: an indispensable, inspirational and practical reference for being stylishly resourceful


Remake, recycle, refresh: save money, save the planet, stay stylish. Here is an indispensable, inspirational and practical guide to resourceful fashion.

Smart ideas and great design, step-by-steps and tricks and tips can be found alongside innovative examples from celebrated international designers such as Martin Margiela, Christian Louboutin, Rachel Freire and Freitag. In a new age of austerity, let Remake It: Clothes be your style bible.

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'A fabulous new book that blends inspiration, entertainment and hands-on 'know-how' in equal measure … the ideal antidote to fast-fashion wastefulness … a harmonious and life-enriching guide … provides an essential reference for upcycling and updating your old clothes'

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Book Details

Format: Hardback without Jacket

Size: 21.0 x 17.0 cm

Extent: 272 pp

Publication date: 3 September 2012

ISBN: 9780500516324

Contents List

Introduction: A brief history of dressmaking at home; Figleaves to Fendi: remaking in fashion; Clothes as an investment: what to cut up and what not to cut up • 1. Womenswear: Tops, dresses, skirts, trousers, blouses, leggings, lingerie, shorts, scarves and nightdresses • 2. Menswear: Shorts, cutoffs, shirts, trousers, ties, hats, jackets, vests, overalls and braces • 3. Everyone: Jeans, trousers, T-shirts, shorts, gilets, vests, tracksuits, socks, ponchos and slippers • 4. Accessories: Belts, buckles, keyrings, hats, gloves, leg warmers, slippers, bags, flip-flops, bow ties and earmuffs • 5. Children and Pets: Bags, coats, jumpers, balaclavas, fancy dress, pinafores, aprons, T-shirts, bibs, hats, blouses, skirts and pompoms • Fabric Files • Storage and Care • Further Reading

About the Author

Henrietta Thompson’s previous books include Remake It: Home and Simply Contemporary, both published by Thames & Hudson.

NealWhittington is a freelance illustrator whose work has appeared in Wallpaper* and Monocle magazines.

List of Contributors

Neal Whittington

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