Twinkle Sews

Twinkle Sews

25 Handmade Fashions From the Runway to your Wardrobe

Book - 2009
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Random House, Inc.
Many Twinkle fans were first introduced to Wenlan Chia’s signature fresh, young, whimsical style through her knitting books. But before Wenlan knitted, she sewed. And the pieces in her fashion line, Twinkle by Wenlan, are seen not just on the fashion runways and in the pages of InStyle, Lucky, and Vogue, but in high-end stores with high-end prices such as Barneys and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Now, with the easy-to-follow instructions, keen advice, and 25 full-size patterns in Twinkle Sews, you can create your own couture! Choose from one of Wenlan’s coveted patterns, including favorites like her Annie Hall Skirt, Origami Blouse, White Magic Dress, and Flapper Camisole. The patterns come in five different sizes–from 0 to 16–and are included on a CD for you to print at home. Each garment has its own PDF pattern that can be printed on 8½" x 11" (21.5cm x 28cm) paper. Follow the simple instructions to assemble the sheets and voilà—full-size patterns are at your fingertips.

Along with providing inventive patterns, Wenlan teaches core home sewing techniques–how to sew a seam, insert a zipper, and interface fabric–and gives you the building blocks of garment construction. You’ll have all the tools you need to turn what you see on glossy magazine pages into what’s hanging in your closet.

From helping you pick the best fabric for each project to providing valuable sewing tips, Wenlan gives you everything you need to sew, unleash your creativity in fabric, and bring your fashion dreams to life. To wear a Twinkle piece is to feel both flirtatious and smart. To make one yourself is all that and more.

Baker & Taylor
A fashion designer shares sewing patterns from her popular line Twinkle by Wenlan--including Origami Blouse, Flapper Camisole, and more--and teaches how to sew a seam, insert a zipper, and interface fabric. Includes CD with printable patterns for all twenty-five designs, sizes 0-16.

Publisher: New York : Potter Craft, 2009
ISBN: 9780307409355
Branch Call Number: 646.3 CHIA
Characteristics: 160 pages ; 28 cm
Notes: Includes index


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Jul 08, 2017

I've been sewing for many many years. I am looking forward to trying a couple of these blouses.

Jun 01, 2017

I wasn't a fan of the clothes in this book. I think the neckline on the cover was the best part of the book. I wouldn't buy it.

May 09, 2010

I must be the wrong generation to appreciate this book. However, I do want to adapt the neckline shown on the front cover. I think I will V-neck it, though.


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