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post #601 of 1132
Cool zippers.

Anyone experienced with dying shirts? Particularly creating gradients...
post #602 of 1132
I wonder how many pairs of margiela side zips SW&D collectively owns?
post #603 of 1132
Did you make the shelf, thatoneguy? If so, was it a lengthy process?
post #604 of 1132
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Originally Posted by Synthese View Post

I wonder how many pairs of margiela side zips SW&D collectively owns?

I have the 4th pair coming :>
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Did you make the shelf, thatoneguy? If so, was it a lengthy process?

Ya I did, It took about 3 days. Including drawing, measurements, cutting the wood, assembling, sanding, and then staining. It shouldn't have taken so long but I got rough sawn boards for free and most of them were warped and uneven and basically useless.
post #605 of 1132
did you make up the design or can you post a diagram? looking to make something similar but a bit taller
post #606 of 1132
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did you make up the design or can you post a diagram? looking to make something similar but a bit taller

tell me if this doesn't make any sense haha
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post #607 of 1132
very inspiring. thank you TOG

i dig the zippers on sweater, shoes and matching furniture
post #608 of 1132
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tell me if this doesn't make any sense haha
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great stuff! you should start making and selling these at Room & Board. Have you done any other piece of furniture?

the shirts look nice too icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #609 of 1132
nope, i got it from that. thanks a bunch biggrin.gif
post #610 of 1132
Thinking about painting my beat up desert boots with acrylic, either a specific pattern or just spatters and stuff. I was maybe thinking about creating a brogueing stencil that i could then paint onto the shoe. Ideas?
post #611 of 1132
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Originally Posted by max_r View Post

This is about as DIY as I get so bare with me...
I'm sure some people have this same problem... you find a brand of t-shirts that fits perfect, except the neck line is too tight. For me the Uniqlo dry packaged shirts fit me great, but they're just too tight in the neck. It seemed like a shame to have to start the search for perfect t-shirts all over again. I'd heard of some people in waywt cutting the necks out of shirts, but I didn't like how the raw hem around the neck looked. I just needed a hem around the neck, just a wider one.
The dry packaged shirts have a pretty thick hem; Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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So I just cut off the ribbed part and left the stitched over bit, so it looked like this; Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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(please excuse the photography, my phone made the shirt look yellowed)
Turned out way better than I thought it would, I recommend you try it if you want a slightly wider neck on your shirt. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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I did this to two of my t-shirts. First attempt didn't go so well (explanation to follow). Second attempt was pretty much perfect. Instead of using Dry Packaged T-shirts, I used the premium cotton ones offered in the U.S. (I'm not sure these are available in the U.K. - they're not offered on the website and I was recently in London and didn't see them in store). Both of them have the same neck I think (or very similar at least).

I fucked up the first attempt because I over-thought it. Instead of just cutting out the ribbed neck part, I tried to use a seam ripper to completely remove it as well. I got the ribbed part out but also messed up some of the seams on my new hem. It looks OK, but kind of ragged and something that I may only wear for exercise in the future. The second time I kept things more simple and it turned out really well. I just cut as closely as possible without cutting the new hem. Looks like it was made that way while it's worn. If you very closely inspect the hem when it's not on anyone you can kind of tell it was cut but it's really completely unnoticeable otherwise.

I'd also recommend giving this a try if you think it looks good. I might take pics of the t-shirt I cut but I'm lazy and honestly it looks pretty much the same as the one max_r did (with an extra seam down the front middle).
post #612 of 1132

diy cutaway collar, I started with an ugly 70 style button down collar

 

post #613 of 1132

Some sweatpants I slimmed down. Also just cut holes in the front of the waistband so I could pull the drawstring out. Trying to find a longer replacement for the std. drawstring

 

 

 

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Thinking about putting epaulettes on an OCBD cus it's just barely long in the shoulders, but it still bothers me.

post #614 of 1132

how are you all slimming down your sweatpants? I have been wanting to do that for a very long time

post #615 of 1132

Haha toasty that's not Reedo. Profile pic fooled me too.

 

Really want to slim down mine as well. Do tell!

 
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