Who doesn’t remember having to wear clothing from an older sibling or a family friend in an effort to save on the clothes budget? Hand-me-ups, by Lorine Mason, adds a new twist to hand-me-down garments. She actually encourages the reworking of thrift store finds and new-to-you kid’s clothing. There are more than 25 garments and accessories that look great after their makeovers, and any kid would be proud to sport them. An introductory chapter covers the basics techniques used in the projects–from ruffles and appliques to prairie points and hand embroidery. If your child likes denim, head to the Denim Do-Overs chapter for some clever re-do ideas. Full-color step by-step photos make following the instructions a cinch, even for beginners. An enclosed CD contains the embellishment patterns and designs featured in the book.