8 October 2012

Book review: Thrifty Style by Janine Chisolm

Janine Chisholm is an Eco designer and stylist who works from her Bristol harbourside studio and through her passion of vintage clothing, sewing, arts and crafts has just published her new book, 'Thrifty Style'.

It is packed full of ideas of how to upscale and accessorise existing items in your wardrobe or pieces that you've found in the charity shop or boot sale and wish to alter to recreate unique and wearable loved items.
Step by step guides for beginners and sewers alike will find this very inspirational- my favourites in the book were the boyfriend shirt tunic, a white dress with a back crotchet insert and tops made from vintage scarves.

There are also 3 pull out patterns in the back of the book to recreate totally new pieces from existing items that are no longer required in your existing wardrobe too!


There is also some very handy sections regarding sewing techniques, equipment and UK suppliers too.
This book is really ideal for anyone who has toyed with the idea of recreating existing things in their wardrobe and are not quite sure how to go about it-this book is definitely inspiring and will turn any outdated vintage piece into something modern and stylish for any chosen occasion.

Janine has her own website called 'Custard House Clothing' where you can find out more details of the workshops she runs, buy her book and catch up with her blog.

Whing you all a lovely week ahead,, whatever you are up to!!

15 comments:

couturecoco said...

Wow looks like a really interesting book, will put on my xmas list as I am horrible to buy gifts for (!)

Fashion art and other fancies said...

The cover image is so attractive. Thank you for the introduction;-)

marika said...

such a good idea - looking foward to see this book....

Looking Fab in your forties said...

Hi Hun, I love books like this!

CameronPoe2409 said...

I think this might have to go on my Christmas list!

Perdita said...

Sounds a great book for inspiration and those patterns sound useful indeed!

Kezzie said...

Oooh, looks a wonderful look!!! Thanks for sharing it! Hope all is going well with you!

rebecca said...

Thanks for the heads up about this book. Sounds interesting. (I wonder if it's easy enough for me - a beginner????)

Vix said...

What an interesting book! I'll keep my eyes peeled to see if it turns up in The Works! x

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Oh I will take a look, sounds like a good read, thanks x

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janettaylor said...

Looks interesting...thanks for sharing!

Hippy at Heart said...

really a great hint, will be looking for it, but I think YOU should write one along with Vix ;)

Pearl Westwood said...

Hello lovely how are you! I know I've not had much time for reading all my favourite blogs lately but it is nice to have a catch up. This sounds like a really fab read and would make such a lovely present too x

Cristina C said...

Hello!

Interesting blog. Welcome to http://filmandotherstories.blogspot.se/.

:) Take care!

MyStyle said...

Hi everyone-thanks for your wonderful comments, they really are so much appreciated xxx

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