Author(s): CHIA WENLAN


This book features 25 gorgeous sewing projects that bring the author's runway designs to life. Every garment's pattern is on the accompanying CD, which readers can print out, tape together, cut out and get to work! The book helps you create stunning clothes at a fraction of the boutique price and made to fit perfectly, from tops to dresses. In "Twinkle Sews", Wenlan Chia offers 25 skirt, top, tunic and dress sewing projects - based on her runway designs. Wenlan teaches readers the core techniques of home sewing - how to sew a seam, insert a zipper, interface fabric, create buttonholes, hem and so on. She also covers the differences between various fabrics, how to properly preshrink and prepare fabric; how to pick the best fabric for each project, plus lots of styling suggestions and sewing tips. Best of all, this book includes a CD of full-size printable patterns for every project - each in 5 different sizes.


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Wenlan Chia knows how fashionable women want to dress. In less than eight years, her brand Twinkle has expanded to include clothing, accessories, fine jewellery and home furnishings. Twinkle by Wenlan made its runway debut at the Gen Art Fresh Faces fashion show in February 2002 and has since shown consistently during New York Fashion Week. For more info go to

General Fields

  • : 9780307409355
  • : Random House USA Inc
  • : Ballantine Books Inc.
  • : Contains Paperback and CD-ROM
  • : 0.694
  • : October 2009
  • : 276mm X 216mm X 13mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Mixed media product
  • : 2015
  • : 646.4
  • : 160
  • : full colour throughout, 90 photographs, 60 illustrations