From School Library Journal
Adult/High School—A book of "ripped up, hipped up, glammed out, do-it-yourself denim designs for funky fashionistas." Minsky has one rule—that the denim may not be purchased. All of the projects are from recycled clothing and include jackets, bags, skirts, hats, and lots of embellished pants. Each design has clear instructions that include the level of difficulty, materials needed, and step-by-step instructions with sketches or photographs. Many of the projects include materials such as lace, buttons, ribbons, and many other fabrics, and not all require a sewing machine. There are instructions for painting, stenciling, and bleaching denim as well as templates and patterns that can be photocopied and enlarged. Overall, this is a user-friendly book, and each idea can be modified to suit readers' personal styles.—Jane Ritter, Mill Valley School District, CA
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About the Author
NANCY MINSKY was handpicked as an assistant by Calvin Klein before she graduated from Parson’s School of Design. After working on his designer line, she was the head of the Paul Alexander high-end women’s sportswear collection.