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*** The official and awesome DIY thread ***

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by sipang, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. ZhiMingBuFanDe

    ZhiMingBuFanDe Senior member

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    I'd be grateful if anyone could give me a bit of insight here...

    I have a light green cotton perfecto that I want to dye grey or black. I heard that dying a light color to a darker shade may not work out so well, so what do you guys think? SZ recommended Procion dye, anyone here have any experience with that or any other suggestions?

    Also, since it's a perfecto, it has zippers everywhere, any tips on avoiding getting color on the zips?

    I also sorta want to cover the thing with resin when I'm done but it seems I'm biting off more than I can chew with that. Does anyone have a tutorial on resin coating for amateurs?
     
  2. wahwho11

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    @ synth: love the idea of leather sleeving some stuff. keep us posted.
     
  3. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    BLUEBERRY LINEN SHIRT noobizor x del monte [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Results tomorrow. [​IMG]
     
  4. hendrix

    hendrix Senior member

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    You have to dry clean linen bro. it may end up too small.
     
  5. nomad

    nomad Senior member

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    lee riders jacket, overdyed black, waxed with calf sleeves [​IMG]
     
  6. SPK

    SPK Senior member

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    lee riders jacket, overdyed black, waxed with calf sleeves [​IMG]

    pix now
     
  7. Danzar

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    lee riders jacket, overdyed black, waxed with calf sleeves [​IMG]
    I'm doing something like this, denim jacket died black with black waxed kangaroo sleeves, blatant rip off that dude on SZ. I've got a break soon, hoping to get it finished up [​IMG] edit: if it is not a failure I will take many a photo
     
  8. Daseinflaw

    Daseinflaw Senior member

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    BLUEBERRY LINEN SHIRT
    noobizor x del monte



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    Results tomorrow.

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    O.O Damn nice. I hope this works out!
     
  9. steviecakes

    steviecakes Senior member

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    Really wanna see pics of this denim/leather jacket idea. The thread on SZ doesn't have any detailed pics. Where does one get the leather for the sleeves?
     
  10. lemmywinks

    lemmywinks Senior member

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    Kinda related... Someone I know went to a Holi with his jeans and they ended up looking like this. [​IMG] I would do it if I had a retired pair of jeans or a pair of true beaters. Probably looks pretty good with faded paint.
     
  11. dibango

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    You bloody hipsters.
     
  12. linkinwayne

    linkinwayne Senior member

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    Kinda related... Someone I know went to a Holi with his jeans and they ended up looking like this.

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    I would do it if I had a retired pair of jeans or a pair of true beaters. Probably looks pretty good with faded paint.


    Woa, that actually looks pretty awesome.
     
  13. Fluery

    Fluery Senior member

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    Been messing around with bleach on old clothes...keep getting a yellowish tint though. Any suggestions? I think a truer white would be cooler.
     
  14. Big Pun

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    Kinda boring, but I dyed a couple shirts. They were white but tainted from bleeding denim. Started with just RIT Wine dye, which turned out to be bright fuck-me-in-the-ass fuschia, so I redyed them black. I think they're alright, the tee came out the same color as Silent sea lavendar IRL, sans the pit stains haha. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  15. linkinwayne

    linkinwayne Senior member

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    Kinda boring, but I dyed a couple shirts. They were white but tainted from bleeding denim. Started with just RIT Wine dye, which turned out to be bright fuck-me-in-the-ass fuschia, so I redyed them black. I think they're alright, the tee came out the same color as Silent sea lavendar IRL, sans the pit stains haha.

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    This one is pretty awesome.
     
  16. bony boy

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    Looks good but the pit stains are a bummer. Try bleaching! [​IMG]
     
  17. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    Blueberry linen turned out much more subtle than expected. Would've been a uniform light blue, had I not chucked all the blueberries at it while it was drying. [​IMG]

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    Big Pun: liking the wine.
     
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  18. Ascent

    Ascent Senior member

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    This thread is great, the linen shirt looks really nice actually as do those almost fully bleached denim. Newbie question but for shirts that have staining that isn't too severe if it was dry cleaned and then died black would that work fully do you think? Thanks
     
  19. xCrunchx

    xCrunchx Senior member

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    why dont you use blue dye and get bits of cloth and roll it up and throw it in the dye mix to give the blueberry effect.
     
  20. SPK

    SPK Senior member

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    Gonna paint my margielas white. Any recommended paint?
     

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