Friday, August 21, 2009

Book Giveaway

In honor of the return of Project Runway, I'm giving away one copy of my book Altered You! Your Style ... Your Stuff ... Your Space. Post a comment and tell me what off-the-rack clothing you've altered -- or would like to alter. I'll pick a random winner next week during episode two. Here's a link to some of my favorite altered projects.


  1. I love Project Runway, which is funny because I know nothing about fashion or making clothing.

    The closest I've come to altering something is changing the buttons.

  2. I really enjoy altering things and giving them a new life. One of my favorites so far has been a lovely suede jacket I found at the thrift store.

    It had some discoloration on one of the lapels so I removed them and completely changed the look of the jacket. Much fun!

    Thank you for entering me in the drawing!

  3. When Casual Fridays morphed into Casual Week I was left with a boatload of neckties. I made some minor adjustments, adding a snap button here and permanent knot there and turn them into curtain tie backs.

  4. Tracy, sometimes changing buttons can make all the difference. I put an antique pearl button on a $5 Kohls clearance sweater and it's one of my favorites. Jules, a little vision can bring a long life to something others deem unwearable. I bet you got a great price on the jacket. Steven, I love necktie crafts even though I haven't made any. I saw a pattern for glasses cases that piqued my interest. The patterns and silks are so lovely -- it's a shame for them to go to waste.

    Jules is the winner, randomly selected by my daughter. Send me your info and I'll send a book along. Thanks to everyone for playing!