DIY Wardrobe Makeovers: sneak peek!

My book arrived last week. An advance copy, just for me. The first time I've held my writing in heavy matte bound form, and it's amazing!

It's been available for pre-order on Amazon for a while now (THANK YOU for your pre-orders! The price has already dropped significantly and you'll get the lowest price ever when it come to your door!) but now the "Look Inside!" feature is up so you can see more pages from it.

DIY Wardrobe Makeovers: Alter, Refresh & Refashion Your Clothes Step-by-Step Sewing Tutorials

Unlock your closet’s potential with simple wardrobe fixes and refashions to express your style. These basic alterations and step-by-step restyling tutorials will help you fit and reassemble garments into newfound faves. No sloppy shortcuts here—learn how to alter sweaters, pants, and everything in your wardrobe for a more flattering fit. Take it in, take it up, or let it out—all on your home sewing machine. Spend less, look better!

I was overjoyed to receive my advance copy last week, and it was so fun to share with my parents and mother-in-law over the weekend. Now here are some images for you!

The projects in the book are in two major categories: alteration techniques (basic sewing skills to improve fit or shape, like hemming, taking in, etc.) and DIY style projects (ways to personalize garments to make them more stylish or interesting). 

There are basic sewing skills for beginners, as well as a few of my favorite tips for any sewist.

There's content I've never shared on my blog before, like how to measure yourself for home sewing.

And tutorials I've never done on the blog before. Like this tutorial in the Alteration Technique Tutorials section--a specialized hemming technique with some key differences from the basic methods presented in the beginning of the book.

There are some very fun projects in the DIY Style Projects section!

One of the hardest things about writing this book was doing all the step-by-step photos in my front porch and home sewing room-turned studio. Lots of falling-over white foamboard, believe me. But I am so proud that I took the images!

Aside from the fantastic posed photos full-page after the DIY Style Projects (by the incredible photographer from C&T who hung out with me and a stylist in Portland last summer), and the shots of my sewing room (by my friend Nakalan).

I can't wait to share the book with more people as it goes around on a blog review tour and as I do an in-person event in the Portland area. (Stay tuned for details!) Thank you, thank you, thank you to those of you who've pre-ordered the book, and please check it out here if you haven't yet!

11 comments

  1. I'm such a beginner to sewing but I've been reading your blog for awhile. Excited for this book to come out! Congratulations!!

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  2. I pre-ordered your book for my daughter. Nice of you to share a little preview with us!

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  3. Congratulations, the book looks beautiful!

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  4. Excellent, it should be perfect for you! Thanks so much!

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  5. Congratulations on your book. It looks lovely and I might get my own copy. Heck I put it on my birthday wish list right now. Happy weekend, Tobia

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  6. Thank you!! Hope someone gets it for you! :D

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  7. The release date is the same day as my sister's Wedding. Happy day! :o)

    JJ
    www.dressupnotdown.blogspot.com

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