Okay, not really famous.  But!  My pattern for the Coffee Date Dress (available for free download)  is featured in Kate MacKay and Di Jennings’s new book on DIY fashion, Recycling is Chic! This wonderful project from Alchemy Arts offers lots of great projects for reusing materials to create really beautiful garments, and Di Jennings’s photography is lovely:

Doesn’t that illustrated dress have you reaching for your Sharpie right now? That hula costume is made of shredded grocery bags!

I have to say, I love the concept of the book.  The Selfish Seamstress is a big fan of reusing and reappropriating materials, and this book does that with great results. The following image is not from the book, but did you know that the Selfish Seamstress does some of her very best work in bubble wrap?

Hahaha. Ok.  It’s not exactly up to the authors’ standards for chic. I guess that’s why they are the authors of a book about DIY fashion and I am not! :)

I should be getting a copy of the book from the publisher soon, but I just had to share it now because it looks so pretty! Want your own?  Get it here!

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