Aug. 10, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Portales Public Library:

Altered Style : Sewing & Embellishing Wearable Fashions by Stephanie Kimura.

Gone are the days of browsing through rack after rack of new fashions at the local stores looking for that perfect shirt, pair of pants or accessory. Instead, take a “shopping trip” to your own closet, a friend’s closet, consignment stores, thrift shops or the sale racks. You can take your boring fashion finds and use the ideas found in Altered Style to add your personal stamp and dare to be different. Tell the world who you are instead of blending in and looking like everyone else.

The creative and innovative techniques and ideas provided by author, Stephanie Kimura, show you how to transform everyday garments and accessories into personalized fashions that reflect your own style. The designer and owner of a wearable and decorative arts pattern company and author of several embellishment books, Kimura capably and easily guides the reader through more than 30 projects for creating purses, blouses, tees, jackets and more.