The makings for a whole new wardrobe could be waiting right in your own closet.

The makings for a whole new wardrobe could be waiting right in your own closet.

"Little Green Dresses" by designer Tina Sparkles shows how to do your part for the Earth by restyling old clothing — as well as blankets, tablecloths and other fabric items — into fresh new designs. The styles tend toward the flirty and fun, ideal for younger stitchers.

The book contains 50 patterns for dresses, tops, skirts and other garments. Each is assigned skill levels in pattern-making and sewing, so you can pick projects that match your abilities.

"Little Green Dresses" (Taunton Press) sells for $22.95 in softcover.