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The girls can learn from the pages of the book the skills of fashion design -- how to sew, how to embellish clothes, how to create accessories. They will learn how to design their own fashion, from street style to party dresses. Fashion is a fun way to express your personality, and as the author of the book says, if you can speak up with fashion, you can speak up in other ways, too.
The reader will also discover how to be a stylist. While designers create the clothes, stylists know how to put them together. Girls will learn how to create stylish outfits for school, for their day to day, for weekend, for going out with friends, for family reunions, for the beach, for parties, and so on. The book will help them learn the secrets of styling, choosing accessories, and finding their personal style.
Last but not least, this book will teach young readers how to dress in a way that respects the environment. They will find tips and advice on the pages of the book how to shop wisely, how to make the most of their wardrobes, how to give new life to old clothes and how to customize those clothes to take them from basic to brilliant.
Each layout (each two pages) of the book is a separate chapter that guides you and gives you tips and fashion inspiration on how to dress in a creative way and build a unique style. The book shares a lot of fun sources of inspiration for fashion design like tools to use when you create your outfits, colors, patterns, black and white, sparkle, texture, mood board, photography, carnival, party ambiance, denim, the sun, the beach, shopping your own wardrobe, looking at nature, music, inspiration from Ancient Egypt, DIY, and much more.
The book also has patterns with tips and advice how to design your own clothes and accessories -- T-shirts, pants, skirts, dresses, necklaces, hats, bags, shoes. Girls can experiment and play with patters on the pages on the book to draw and create their perfect outfits.
The author concludes her book with a fashion glossary where girls can learn the language of fashion.
How to Be a Fashion Designer by Lesley Ware is a fun book for any girl who dreams about becoming a fashion designer and who wants to make her first steps toward a career in fashion.