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

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

  1. ghdvfddzgzdzg

    ghdvfddzgzdzg Senior member

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    Does anyone have any advice about bleaching in regards to bleach concentration vs. time spent in the bleach so as to not weaken the fabric too much? The story: I'd already done a light bleach job on some APCs, shown here: http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...52#post4183752 I decided it was time to rebleach and get them whiter, which was why i bleached them in the first place. bleach/water 1:3 ratio or so, bucket soak 3 or 4 hours. They turned white except a few spots, and it looks awesome, except i put them on while still damp and they started ripping at the dampest spots. I may have fried 'em with the bleach, so I'm asking my question above, but they do look cool. I'm hoping they'll be stronger once they finish drying. I'll try to get some pics up. edit: once dried, the jeans quit ripping. How nice of them.
     
  2. Blackmaged

    Blackmaged Senior member

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    Couple of pairs of deadstock GATs on B&S in my size.. considering buying a pair and messing with them.

    The most "realistic" thing I could do them is splash paint all over them (or try my hand at a hand-paint.. lol), but what kind of paint would I have to grab? Would I have to get different paints for the suede trim and the leather upper?

    Certainly won't look as good as MMM hand-painteds, but it'd save me a ton of money.
     
  3. snake

    snake Senior member

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    ^ I was planning to grab some high gloss latex paint and just go at it.
     
  4. Rompson

    Rompson Senior member

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    some of my diy-ers
    diy Margiela nail ring
    [​IMG]

    Woah how did you do this? Looks super clean, like a perfect circle. Metalworking tools?
     
  5. xCrunchx

    xCrunchx Senior member

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    Whats some random thing to do to a white shirt button up shirt?
     
  6. ghostdog123

    ghostdog123 Senior member

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    Tear it in half.

    Whats some random thing to do to a white shirt button up shirt?
     
  7. baconzilla

    baconzilla Senior member

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    [​IMG] DIYed a fake
     
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  8. thatoneguy

    thatoneguy Senior member

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    Woah how did you do this? Looks super clean, like a perfect circle. Metalworking tools?
    My dad has a workshop ^^
     
  9. Rompson

    Rompson Senior member

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    My dad has a workshop ^^
    Aw darn, hoped it was something I could do myself.[​IMG] Thanks though.
     
  10. xCrunchx

    xCrunchx Senior member

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    Tear it in half.

    srs?

    someone gimme some ideas
     
  11. A Fellow Linguist

    A Fellow Linguist Senior member

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    ^ Cut the sleeves off and replace them with leather ones.
     
  12. xCrunchx

    xCrunchx Senior member

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    considered that, too hard, synth said that before. Do you guys reckon I could dye each sleeve a colour? If so how should I do that, like stopping the dye from going past the sleeves. Should I remove them :S and then do it?

    I bought $5 sweats pants and shirts to do random stuff to.
     
  13. mmmmpay

    mmmmpay Senior member

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    Question: Does clipping the collar and cuffs off a long-sleeve polo make for a serviceable henley approximation? I have two L L Bean long sleeve polos that are near 6 years old and have been worn maybe twice each. They're smalls but too big on me to wear without looking a bit unkempt. So my theory is, I might as well get some use out of them for layering/collarless pursuits.

    So has any one tried this before? Does it look completely ridiculous or is this something I can get away with/possibly be happy about? Is it doomed to fail?
     
  14. A Fellow Linguist

    A Fellow Linguist Senior member

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    Work in progress. Yeeeeeaaaaah. [​IMG]
     
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  15. xCrunchx

    xCrunchx Senior member

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    Thats heaps good. How did you learn? Internet? Book?
     
  16. A Fellow Linguist

    A Fellow Linguist Senior member

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    ^ Thanks, I learned the basics from my ex, the rest from internet videos. There's a lot of repetition involved, so once you figure out how to not mess up the basics it's pretty easy. As per Drew's advice I had a look at some patterns from japan. Those guys are fucking crazy. The patterns are really nice, but it's like they never hold back. Crazy techniques all over them, some I've never seen before. And their symbol guides suck: [​IMG] What is this shit?
     
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  17. Froosh

    Froosh Senior member

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    I've been thinking about trying to make my own cardigan but after seeing the indecipherable pic above I'm totally discouraged. [​IMG]
     
  18. Dbear

    Dbear Senior member

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    Gawd, no wonder knits are so goddamn expensive.
     
  19. A Fellow Linguist

    A Fellow Linguist Senior member

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    ^^ Unless you learn to knit and find that you really enjoy it I wouldn't recommend it. Enough (nice) materials to make a sweater can be anywhere from $40-200+, and then you have to factor in the time it'll take to complete. A hat can be done in a weekend, if you're fast. Socks in maybe a week. A sweater would be quite a bit longer, as you might imagine. It's hard, for me at least, to find a pattern that's both interesting and within my skills. Can't make it boring if you're going to be with a project for a long time.
     
  20. xCrunchx

    xCrunchx Senior member

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    How long do you knit a day? Watching TV or somethign doesn't it get boring after a while?
     

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