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Back to School Couture

Want to perk up your wardrobe for the new school year? You don’t need to spend a fortune on clothes to refresh your style. Richland library is here to help. We have books full of tips that will help you transform something you already own into a one-of-a-kind fashion statement. And if accessories are your thing, we are your one-stop idea shop for those, too. Fashion forward!


Amazon Says: Frugal fashionistas know that reworked vintage clothing is always chic—and here are 30 easy ways create a stylish wardrobe. Every chapter highlights a single embellishment te more...
Amazon Says: Frugal fashionistas know that reworked vintage clothing is always chic—and here are 30 easy ways create a stylish wardrobe. Every chapter highlights a single embellishment technique for transforming garments from drab to fab, and every technique features three beautiful skill-building projects to take beginners from novice to advanced. Plus, these looks are designed to last: after all, if you’re going to put the time and energy into creating something beautiful, you don’t want it going out of style in six months! Deconstruct and reconstruct pieces with retro flair, using such techniques as hand embroidery, appliqué, trimming, felting, beading, silhouette alterations, and surface manipulations.  This user-friendly guide covers all the basic how-tos and includes a fabric tutorial and web resources. less...
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Amazon Says: The details make the difference. Whether it's the traditional details—cuffs, pockets, darts, etc.—or the myriad alternative details that fashion designers are using today, more...
Amazon Says: The details make the difference. Whether it's the traditional details—cuffs, pockets, darts, etc.—or the myriad alternative details that fashion designers are using today, these eye-catching, trend-setting elements are what make their designs stand out on the runway and on the street.A vast and complete reference to the integral elements of fashion design, Fashion Details features thousands of full-color photographs showcasing the works of designers from around the world, including Camilla Norrback, Georgia Hardinge, Elisa Palomino, Stas Lopatkin, and many others.Re-energize your current designs and be inspired to take your next designs in a completely new direction. This sourcebook of inspiration and motivation must be in the arsenal of every fashion designer who has obsessed over and is obsessed with details—professionals and students alike. less...
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Amazon Says: In Handmade Chic: Fashionable Projects That Look High-End, Not Homespun, Laura Bennett shares simple strategies for creating 40 small luxuries and high-fashion accessories, fr more...
Amazon Says: In Handmade Chic: Fashionable Projects That Look High-End, Not Homespun, Laura Bennett shares simple strategies for creating 40 small luxuries and high-fashion accessories, from a smart leather iPad portfolio to a feather-embellished evening bag. With sections organized in skill-building order and based on type of accessory—small leather goods, agendas and notepads, electronics, bags and wallets, and evening items—Laura offers patterns, easy-to-follow diagrams, and detailed instructions for fabricating each glamorous project, whether it involves sewing from scratch or embellishing a prepurchased garment. While showcasing her own creative designs, she provides readers with the basic techniques and encouragement they need to come up with variations and create their own signature pieces. Packed with Laura’s signature flair and finesse, vibrant four-color photos, step-by-step drawings, and a complete list of suggestions on where to purchase materials, Handmade Chic is an accessible guide to at-home crafting that is elegant enough for the most modern, fashion-savvy of women. less...
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