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Book Review: Born Again Vintage

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About the Book

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Fashion designer Bridgett Artise believes in second chances-a philosophy that extends all the way to her clothing line, B. Artise Originals. Fashion gave her a second chance at happiness and success, and, in turn, she gives vintage garments that have lost their luster another chance at being fashionable. Mixing contemporary clothing with the best elements of a vintage piece-like the collar of a funky fifties housedress or the pockets of a seventies-style jacket-and piecing them back together in a whole new way, she creates one-of-a-kind garments that are both trend setting and timeless.

An old-fashioned ruffled shirt with terrific buttons, plus an inexpensive tank top, can become a unique top. A poodle skirt and that so-last-year’s knee-length cardigan sweater can be turned into anything from a mini-poncho to a structured tube top. With fashions for every season, Born-Again Vintage contains patterns for:

•Pants that pair perfectly with winter boots and a sweater dress that’s sexy and simple
•A cropped jacket + sweater corset that are perfect for a flirty spring fling
•Dresses + bags to keep summer easy and breezy
•Pretty-in-a-blink dresses + accessories for a big night out

Born-Again Vintage updates the trends of fashion eras gone by and brings the unparalleled quality of vintage into a new age. Complete with a vintage shopping guide, handy style tips, and ideas for reinventing disused cast-offs, Born-Again Vintage is a must-have for vintage shoppers and sewers alike.

The Review

If I had all the time in the world, I like to think I’d be a wonderfully crafty person. Most of my problem is that I don’t know what to look for or how to piece things together. So I normally just get frustrated and give up. But when MomFuse asked if I’d like to check out the new book, “Born Again Vintage”  , I thought it would be a pretty neat read.I was right. Not only is it a gorgeous book (the photographs are stunning and it is beautifully bound!) it has some fabulous ideas in it on how to recreate a new look out of your old clothes. It’s a very quick read as most of the book shows images and the how-to’s to create a specific look. DOn’t get me wrong though, there is pleanty of information in it as well, like how and where to find vintage clothes, what fabris to use, etc.

I came away from reading this book not only with ideas for playing with some of my own clothing, but also for my new baby girl and even things I could do around the house. It’s definitely an inspiring book, one that has me thinking about fabric in new ways. It has me wondering what I could do with my old clothes, or what I could look for in a thrift store.

If you are at all into sewing and making your own items without a pattern, this book is definitely for you!

Donielle @ Raising Peanuts

 

Don’t forget, you can enter for a chance to win a copy over at Raising Peanuts now!

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