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Sweat Shop Paris Lessons From a Sewing Cafe

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    Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2011
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.


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    Sweat Shop Paris brings the namesake Paris Sweat Shop founded by Martena Duss and Sissi Holleis to North America with more than 50 D.I.Y. fashion and home projects, including instructions and more than 200 helpful, inspiring full-color photographs. The first "cafe couture" sewing shop in Paris, the Sweat Shop was named to highlight the questionable nature in which store-bought clothing is sometimes made. Instead of rewarding dubious labor practices, the Sweat Shop and Sweat Shop Paris inspire crafters to make something unique with their own sweat equity and creativity. Crafters meet at the cafe and share ideas while renting equipment by the hour. In addition, classes teach novices how to sew, knit, crochet and much more. Translating the Sweat Shop experience into book form, Sweat Shop Paris features experts in the Parisian fashion industry as they offer "master classes" to share their secrets and techniques. With help from experts such as Madame Vava Dudu, who creates looks for Lady Gaga, and fashion stylist Sonia Rykiel, crafters of every skill level will learn how to mend a seam, make a dress from a pattern and design and create something from scratch inside Sweat Shop Paris. Additionally, the book includes recipes for cafe fare, Duss and Holleis's Paris picks and a French and English glossary. Bring Paris's couturiers home, learn secrets from the pros and rediscover the joy of handmade, homemade fashion with Sweat Shop Paris.

    Original Publisher: [s.l.], Andrews McMeel Publishing
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9781449420352