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Are you into reality shows? Maybe not, but what about designing your own clothes or choosing unique pieces of clothing? Then this is a post for you!

The season finale of Project Runway season 8 has come and gone.

Did you have an opportunity to watch the finale? Were you wowed by their collections? What did you think?

Don't get intimidated by the contestants’ collections displayed at Fashion Week, get inspired!

Check out some of the sewing books we have on display:

You can find books on this topic at any library by looking on the shelves under Dewey Decimal number 646.

Just FYI - Tim Gunn was the guest host at the The New York Public Library's Fifth Annual Anti-Prom. You can check out the video below.

Books by Tim Gunn:

Books by Nina Garcia:

With a little dedication and a New York Public Library card you might able to make it on to the 15th season of Project Runway. If the idea of Nina Garcia and Michael Kors poking fun at your work on the runway doesn't appeal to you, you could just make some handbags and sell them on Etsy.

Check out what teens from New York City 's High School of Fashion Industries interpreted glam as they created outfits for The New York Public Library's Anti-Prom 2010 “Glam-Prom."

Meet Project Runway's Tim Gunn
June 1, 2009

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If you enjoyed Sewing blog...

Any readers excited by Robert's report should visit On Stage in Fashion, an exhibition collaboration of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and the Museum of the City of New York, at LPA. The clothing is beautiful and beautifully constructed. You can see real bound buttonholes and amazing beading. When you visit, look out for the Look Closely! captions, which point out sewing details.

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