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post #556 of 1128
Can't believe i just now stumbled on this thread.
Def gonna find a cheap pair of black jeans and coat them using the acrylic method icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #557 of 1128
be prepared to sweat
post #558 of 1128

Just discovered this thread and excited something like this even exists on SF.

 

 

From the front of the thread, these look incredible! (Click to show)

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My contribution, cross post from this thread:

DIY painted shoes (Click to show)

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Lastly, I badly want to learn how to sew, but am overwhelmed by the resources available when I google. Can someone please recommend a simplistic resource to get me started?

post #559 of 1128
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Lastly, I badly want to learn how to sew, but am overwhelmed by the resources available when I google. Can someone please recommend a simplistic resource to get me started?

The best advice I can offer is take a class. I was trying to teach myself for a while with little success, just not knowing where to start, but a very nice SF member PMd me and told me to take a class where you make some crappy pajama bottoms. So I did. In my class we learned really basic stuff, like how to set up the machine, a bunch of seams, and how to use a commercial pattern. Those are the simplest building blocks. If you're in NYC feel free to PM me and I can recommend a class. If you're elsewhere just check out reviews of nearby classes and find one that works for you.
post #560 of 1128
i've just been tackling my own alterations which has been a good learning process too. obviously start with stuff you don't really care about...
post #561 of 1128
Thinking about bleaching some denim using the washing machine method. Wondering what would happen to a pair of black raws.. if they came out charcoal-ish that would be rad.
post #562 of 1128
Eason tried it and told me it did not work. Black jeans aren't really dyed "black," you know? If you bleach them, unless you try to go all the way, you'll end up with bleached-out base colors; reds and browns and purples.
post #563 of 1128
Damn that sucks, thanks for the heads up
post #564 of 1128
yeah be careful bleaching black, you could get orange.
post #565 of 1128
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Just cutting up white t shirts lately. Nothing I'm particularly proud of though. Should probably start with longer t shirts to get the fit I want but for now I'll keep using Hanes.

istasi, somewhere way back in this thread (first few pages I believe) I bleached a black t shirt. It came out looking like rust more than anything, definitely not grey.
post #566 of 1128
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Thinking about bleaching some denim using the washing machine method. Wondering what would happen to a pair of black raws.. if they came out charcoal-ish that would be rad.

agreed with synthese, i bleached some old overdye black jeans i had since i never wore them, and they turned out more of a brownish black. Still look okay, but i dont really like wearing brown.

Still on the lookout for some dark grey or washed as hell black jeans.
post #567 of 1128
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Just cutting up white t shirts lately. Nothing I'm particularly proud of though. Should probably start with longer t shirts to get the fit I want but for now I'll keep using Hanes.
istasi, somewhere way back in this thread (first few pages I believe) I bleached a black t shirt. It came out looking like rust more than anything, definitely not grey.

i like this, but it's something a poor 18 year Korean kid with bleach blond hair and a lip piercing would wear with black skinny jeans and George Cox knockoffs so that they can get into a street snap blog.
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Just cutting up white t shirts lately. Nothing I'm particularly proud of though. Should probably start with longer t shirts to get the fit I want but for now I'll keep using Hanes.
istasi, somewhere way back in this thread (first few pages I believe) I bleached a black t shirt. It came out looking like rust more than anything, definitely not grey.

 

Every obnoxious faux-raver chick wears this shit for their 'rave' (read: Avicii concert).  Basically thrift a vintage t-shirt and make it slutty with scissors.  I'd avoid wearing that unless you either live in a real backwater or don't mind crossing gender boundaries.

 

It's a cool idea in theory; unfortunately the sorority girls beat you to it.

post #569 of 1128
I dunno, I like how it looks like lungs
post #570 of 1128
i got ribcage
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