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Ordinary to Extraordinary

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Stunning designer garments are yours for the making. Lyla J. Messinger explains her signature techniques for manipulating fabric and adding decorative detail to the garments you sew. Only you will know how easy it was to create the boutique-quality effects. Step-by-step instructions walk you through the processes. Fashion photos and special tips suggest inspiring ways to use the techniques. From subtle accents to dramatic flourishes, the techniques can be tailored to your tastes.

Lyla discusses:
  • topstitching with cord
  • creative closures
  • curved piecing
  • shaped facing
  • gathered pintucks
  • elastic texturing
  • easy binding
  • bias without boundaries
and MORE!

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  • 5
    Ordinary to Extraordinary

    Posted by Teresa O. on Jun 12th 2018

    Great book! Cannot wait to get started with the projects! Such inspiration! Also...The Sewing Place has the fastest, friendliest and most efficient service that I have experienced in a LONG time! Book and other items were here before I could blink; packaged beautifully! Love it!

  • 5
    Great gift item for a creative sewer!

    Posted by MaryAnn Wetzork on Mar 15th 2014

    My grand daughter, who loves to cruise thrift stores and remake things to suit herself, will love this book.