Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Book: Born Again Vintage

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's 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 plenty of information in it as well, like how and where to find vintage clothes, what fabrics 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! You will be amazed at all the ideas it will give you for upcycling old clothes!

And because the author (Bridgett Artise) is so awesome, she's going to give away a copy to one of my readers! All you need to do is comment on this post and I'll pick a winner via random.org. Deadline to enter is Saturday, January 17th at midnight. (and hey, if you want a second chance to win, just tweet about this giveaway OR post something on your blog - leave a second comment to tell me!)

This Giveaway has now ended! Congrats to Jodi from jodimichelle.com!

Here are your random numbers:

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Timestamp: 2009-01-18 18:51:54 UTC

24 comments:

Nicole Ibarrondo said...

I'll be the first to enter, lol. It looks like a cool book. I'd love to create some stuff for my daughter out of some of my old "pre-mommy" clothes, lol.

jodimichelle said...

YES YES ME ME ME !!!

haha, I keep thinking of things to do with old clothes we need to donate but I lack the instructional side of things, so this would come in quite handy.

Andrea - Mixit said...

Yes, I'd definitely love to win this!

The Lady Riposter said...

This sounds like a great book. Thanks for the contest!

Jennifer

cherice said...

Looks like a cool book!!! Thanks.

chericehodges@gmail.com

SmrfChic said...

That sounds really neat! I'd love to win.

GritsGirl said...

Sounds like a interesting book! Count me in!! :)

SurrendrDorothy said...

As a seamstress and a vintage dealer, I can see that this book would be a treasure for my reference book collection!
*crossing my fingers and hoping I'm the winner of this lovely book!*

Diana said...

Looks like a neat book!

Renee G said...

I'd love to read this. I could use a little inspiration.

rsgrandinetti(at)yahoo(dot)com

Naomi said...

I love the concept of making new from old...

Kathleen said...

I love to recycle old clothes into new clothes, and actually have taught classes to teens at a local art center on this. I've mostly re-styled tee shirts, but I'd love to see some of the ideas in this book.

windycindy said...

My niece and I enjoy scouring different stores for unique vintage clothing finds and then putting together unique outfits. This lady has put together a wonderful idea book. Please add my name to your drawing. Many thanks.....Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

valerie2350 said...

this would be so much fun! :)

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Donna said...

It sounds good.
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Donna said...

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Leah said...

Sounds magical for a MAMA like me! : )))

Thanks so much for this fabulous give~away! : )))

leahita[at]gmail[dot]com

Leah said...

And, I TWITTERED about this fabulous give~away.......user name: leahita.

http://twitter.com/leahita/status/1120590436

leahita[at]gmail[dot]com

Jinxy and Me said...

Looks great! Thanks for the giveaway!

Brandie said...

Pick me! Book looks fabulous!

Brandie said...

Also, I twittered here
https://twitter.com/Brandie185/status/1124652721

Michele @ Frugal Granola said...

I love doing this (and then selling what I make in my Etsy shop)! The book sounds like a wonderful read!

Blessings,
Michele :)

La Mama Naturale' said...

I love to upcycle clothes...and am hoping my sewing room will be finished some day! ;) I love to learn a few new things.