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

  1. A Fellow Linguist

    A Fellow Linguist Senior member

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    colabear that is one sick-nasty shirt. Would love to wear it oversized with some cropped pants or something.
     
  2. colabear

    colabear Senior member

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    Thanks. Honestly, I have to give credit to TweenSpirit for my creative inspiration. After seeing him wearing a bold patterned shirt with a bucket hat and round sunglasses that evoked a hippy 70s vibe, the bucket hat inspired me to do this djellaba inspired shirt. Now, after seeing him in this hybrid khaki/sarong pants, it's inspiring me to make a hybrid of a vest and cardigan (cardivest) that will actually look good worn with his hybrid pants. The style will be inspired by a hat again which is this one

    http://www.barneys.com/Mr.-Kim-Kurt/501738070,default,pd.html?cgid=mens-hats&index=83
     
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  3. aether

    aether Senior member

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    didn't tween say he wanted to do something similar to your attached shirt bottom, but he wanted to use plaid instead?
     
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  4. tween_spirit

    tween_spirit Senior member

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    yeah that thing is cool as hell, colabear good work.

    Are you in NYC? Do you do commissioned work? :hide:
     
  5. sipang

    sipang Senior member

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    yeah I want one too



    remake that céline shirt in man size
     
  6. KingJulien

    KingJulien Senior member

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    mike868y Senior member

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    so waxing that jacket didn't work out so well. i washed the wax off, but in the wash the jacket got a lot lighter, so now its more of a pink shade :( maybe at some point i'll buy another bottle of dye and dye it darker. not sure how much i'll wear it as is except maybe to hipster bars with desi and friends. idk.

    heres a quick fit.

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  8. fps

    fps Well-Known Member

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    KingJulien shouldn't have to bleach first, as the bleaching will weaken the fabric. May have to dye twice. If the thread is nylon it won't take up any dye though, and you may be left with dark grey/black jeans with yellow/orange thread all over them.
     
  9. KitAkira

    KitAkira Wait! Wait! I gots an opinion!

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    Been playing around with Optitex, not entirely sure if I like it over drafting by hand. The 3D simulation should be helpful but getting curves just right is a headache and I'm too much of a perfectionist to just wing it close. Working on a pair of bondage pants with HL inspiration. Also need to retrieve my sewing machine which is now in storage at my brother's place

    Also, trying to wrap my head around making patterns for the drapey shit is beginning to feel futile. Probably would be easier to wantonly take scissors to fabric
     
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  10. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    [​IMG]



    noobizor f/w 2012 is well underway...

    pictured: telescope pants prototype
     
  11. mike868y

    mike868y Senior member

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    in response to this, I dyed the jacket again in a more concentrated solution and i'm much, much happier with the result. I'm going to buy some more RIT and dye it once more to get it where I want it. also, I've since learned that washing with a cup of vinegar helps to set the dye, so I'll definitely be doing that once I get the color proper.
     
  12. ImaPro

    ImaPro Senior member

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    Try using dylon dye. It works way better than rit
     
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    I wanna try and make a dip-dye sweatshirt like geller's. Any advice?
     
  14. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial Dubiously Honored

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    Fok posted a how-to at some point; you could PM him, or, if the stars align, maybe he'll stumble upon our humble thread and post it himself.
     
  15. lesamourai

    lesamourai Senior member

    

    Might head over to the local dick blicks then and pick some up. Navy rit dye ends up being purple if I don't double up, black ends up being navy, etc.
     

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