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"Chic On A Shoestring: Simple to Sew Vintage-Style Accessories" (Perigee, on-sale May 1, 2012, Trade Paperback Original) by Mary Jane Baxter went on-sale earlier this month. It's a beautiful, fun book for both mothers and daughters.
After 12 years, Baxter left her job as BBC foreign reporter to bolster her creative talents and train as a couture hat maker. Her expert crafting skills landed her with milliner Stephen Jones in London, Marc Jacobs in Paris, and with her very own collection at the Harvey Nichols flagship store in Knightsbridge.
The same passion that inspired Mary Jane to leave her reporting job to work in fashion full-time shines through the pages of her new book. With more than 40 unique and stylish ideas — including quick and easy no-sew projects - Mary Jane inspires readers to create their own covetable clothes and accessories.
"Chic On A Shoestring" teaches readers how to recycle almost anything in the closet - old clothes, shoes, scraps of fabric, broken necklaces, buttons — and convert them into stylish, vintage accessories. She also details where and how fashionistas should look (flea markets, craft stores, etc.) to build their vintage-style collection. Readers will learn how to transform a colorful ribbon into a trendy belt, shoelaces into a stunning choker, a silk scarf into a seductive summer top, and much more.
According to Publishers Weekly, "British milliner Baxter's first book is a delightful grab bag of unique projects that will add vintage dash to any crafter's wardrobe...Throughout she offers designs that are different from what's floating around the Internet, as inexpensive as promised, and lovely to boot. The book also includes basic instructions on how to sew by hand and machine, and is beautifully illustrated in a magpie, tea party style that will particularly thrill Anglophiles."