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post #181 of 1099
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Originally Posted by Jacob_G View Post

Can you post a pic with some better light (daylight)?

@ steviecakes: I second that -- would love to see better (and more detailed) pics of those jeans. From that one pic it looks dope.
post #182 of 1099
saw this in B/S

http://www.styleforum.net/forum/thread/259645/fs-gat-painted-homemade-41eu#post_4728498
post #183 of 1099
Thanks guys. The jeans are H&M. I'll post better/more detailed pictures soon.

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This is a Levi's denim jacket. I cut the sleeves off and then tried dyeing black with Rit, but it just turned into a darker navy. So I applied a thin layer of DupliColor Vinyl & Fabric Coating that I had leftover from touching up some car upholstery. The results came out better than expected. Unfortunately it was too small for me to begin with. I guess I'll give it to my sister or one of my skinnier friends shog[1].gif
Edited by steviecakes - 12/18/11 at 9:37pm
post #184 of 1099
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Originally Posted by Synthese View Post

Speaking of DIY, does anyone know any good online leather dealers? I want enough lambskin to make two sets of sleeves, and know nothing about anything. I don't need tip-top whatever, because I'm going to fuck everything up at least once...For people who have done this, any tips? Websites? Sketchy back-alleys?

Halp?

you might go to a fabric store and get a yard or two of muslin. about two bucks a yard. try your idea with the muslin, and make corrections instead of screwing up the lambskin.
how do you plan to go about doing this? are you going to sew by hand or machine?
post #185 of 1099
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Originally Posted by false View Post

Less exotic than some other posts but...Anyone have any basic sewing tutorials? Particularly for bringing in shirts? More than any other investment, a sewing machine and tailored shirts would really help out my wardrobe. I have a huge drop (I'm 5.7 and 150 - bulked from 125) which means when I buy button downs that fit my shoulders the lower back balloons out and looks sloppy. Along with darting, I saw something on here before about taking in the sides as a more subtle way of tailoring. I'd love to buy a sewing machine and get too it but could use some guidance.

many fabric stores have sewing classes. just bring a shirt and they will guide you.
post #186 of 1099
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Originally Posted by xCrunchx View Post

Is it possible to turn a center back box pleat into a back dart (like BoO)?

yes you can.
open the yoke where the pleat enters it. turn the pleat inside out. you now have an inverted pleat. with a very long stitch sew the pleat closed. as you sew toward the waist, curve so as to make the waist smaller and then back out to make the butt larger. now press the pleat straight and flat neatly. both inside and outside. now the long stitches are temporary, sew in the waist area about 3 inches of permanent stitches. now do the same at the top of the pleat but about 1.5 inches. now remove the long temp stitches. tuck the pleat back in the yoke and stitch down.
post #187 of 1099
I like the momotaro going to battle white stripes. What would i need to replicate these on other items?
post #188 of 1099
Bumping this. Here's one I did a while ago. I've since bleached the whole thing and am thinking about painting it black.

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post #189 of 1099
tried the diy wax thing on a pair of faded drkshdw i had laying around. looking pretty good so far, not quite dry yet.
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post #190 of 1099
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Originally Posted by tomorrowstars View Post

Bumping this. Here's one I did a while ago. I've since bleached the whole thing and am thinking about painting it black.

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just wear it like that. Looks good
post #191 of 1099
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Originally Posted by TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES View Post


just wear it like that. Looks good

The colours just didn't work for me, so it's all bleached white now. I'm experimenting with some paint mixes to do all of the outside and leaving the inside (probably including the inside of collar) white. We'll see what happens.

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post #192 of 1099
Nice. But how do you guys get the bleach smell to go away? I soaked some jeans way back when Synthese posted his APCs, and while I got the color right, I'm almost afraid to put them on, they smell so strongly of chemicals. uhoh.gif

(Six or seven washes, still no sign of letting up).
post #193 of 1099
I found hanging them up outside did more good for the smell than washing.

EDIT: Google says vinegar. I might just try it.
post #194 of 1099
Roger that.
post #195 of 1099
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Originally Posted by noobizor View Post

Nice. But how do you guys get the bleach smell to go away? I soaked some jeans way back when Synthese posted his APCs, and while I got the color right, I'm almost afraid to put them on, they smell so strongly of chemicals. uhoh.gif

(Six or seven washes, still no sign of letting up).

lots of hot washes, lots of hanging. it takes a while.
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