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

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

  1. kindofyoung

    kindofyoung Senior member

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    damn that's cheap, I'll probably buy a beanie or two for christmas gifts [​IMG]
     
  2. snowmanxl

    snowmanxl Senior member

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    So a few months back i decided to make myself a pair of pants with the help of my dads tailor. i brought him some measurements and a crappy pattern and we made them into something wearable. then the exciting part happened! I had got the opportunity to intern with peir wu :)
    fast forward a couple months and ppl were still asking me to create the pants for them. So i decided to ask peir and it has been a long process but we finally launched them two weeks ago!

    its such an amazing feeling to develop an idea into an actual product. i could not be happier with the result!

    i received my sample pair and have been living in them for the past two weeks :drool:
    cannot wait to get umit benan creepers and wear with peir wu ss14 mmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!


    DAT DRAPE

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  3. ChetB

    ChetB Senior member

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    I had two identical pairs of these 3Sixteens so decided to bleach one.

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  4. mcdecker1

    mcdecker1 Senior member

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    that looks pretty terrible. But I do appreciate the courage !
     
  5. brightorangetrousers

    brightorangetrousers Senior member

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    Looks great to me! Love all the irregularities.
     
  6. Im Twelve

    Im Twelve Well-Known Member

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  7. colabear

    colabear Senior member

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    My old Burberry plaid shirt repurposed with a rugby striped knit sleeves. Styled as a midriff top and worn with Marc Jacobs pink cashmere beanie [​IMG]
     
  8. fireflygrave

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    edit: not sure if this was clear in the original post, but I don't consider the green cloth gloves to be a finished version! Just a test I thought I'd share before doing some more substantial materials :)

    More MA+ diy:

    Wanted these gloves, can't justify $450 price tag:

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    So I cut up an old green pillowcase to fuck around with how the gloves would work in 3D, and eventually got a pattern for it.

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    Traced my pattern onto more sickly green pillow-cloth, pinned up the seams, and sewed them up and trimmed. Here's what I got!

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    I think now that I have the pattern and proof that it works, I might try a version in heavy linen, and if that works, I will see if my sewing machine's boast that it can handle 20 oz. denim is legit, and try it on some super super thin lamb leather :D
     
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  9. runyourchain

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    Pretty cool all the way around. Very interested in seeing the lamb
     
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  10. CoveOps

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    Really cool!! I've tried it and it looks awesome!
     
  11. CoveOps

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    It's a really good idea, thanks for sharing!
     
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  12. NOBD

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    Good. Pics?
     
  13. 9100RPM

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    What a cool thread! I've been making my own bow ties for a few years now and just wanted to share. Here are a few of my most recent creations.

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    I borrowed my dad's DSLR and soon after finding a lightbox DIY on youtube, I ended up taking these shots last week. The first two images are the exact same ones, but the left image was produced after a bit hue adjustments.
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    Hope y'all enjoy!
     
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  14. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    PREVIOUSLY: NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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    ** Soles are not as glaringly WHITE! as they appear.



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    ~ AND ALL THINGS OLD ARE NEW AGAIN ~

    WINGTIP SAGA: PART III

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  15. MarioImpemba

    MarioImpemba Senior member

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    I have a bunch of old denim; is there anything I can repurpose it in to that won't be completely tacky?
     
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  16. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    is that yardage or jeans?
     
  17. ghdvfddzgzdzg

    ghdvfddzgzdzg Senior member

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    Repairing other jeans?
     
  18. MarioImpemba

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    Old jeans that I don't wear anymore due to the fit, or falling out of preference.

    That's a start.


    I could just Goodwill/Salvation Army them, which is what I normally do with my clothes; always looking for an excuse for a new project, though.

    I've seen some pretty dope tool-rolls out of denim; might be the way to go for me. Something I can do with just a needle and thread, right?
     
  19. RXS09

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    I recently dyed a pair of my Margiela side zips from Grey to Black. This is a bit of a how to, in case anyone is interested in doing the same.
    Cost of boots aside, it's a fairly cheap process but it takes time and patience. I used Fiebing's Leather Dye which I bought from Ebay. I bought the 4oz bottle, which was more than enough. The bottle comes with an applicator, which seemed to work just fine. If anyone needs a link, feel free to send me a PM.

    I started by wiping down the entire boot with warm water, ensuring that it was completely ridden of any dirt, excess polish, etc. I laid down a decent amount of paper towels as well, in the case that some spilled.

    Cleaned&Before dyeing:
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    First coat: If anyone decides to do this, be sure that you lightly dip the applicator in the bottle, and apply it in a circular motion. This helps guarantee an even distribution.

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    Second coat: Not much of a noticeable difference in pictures...

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    After the second coat, I used a rough rag to wipe off excess dye. (The brand name of the rag escapes me, but they're the same ones I use to work on my bike. The kind of rag that everyone has at least one of laying around in their garage.)
    The reason why I opted for a rough rag is that it helps to reduce the shine, as I wanted the boots to have a matte finish. The rougher surface also helps remove excess dye more efficiently than something smoother.

    Dried & wiped down:
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    After they dryed, I also steamed them. I had never done this before, but apparently steaming them was supposed to help remove any remaining gloss. It worked excellently, to my surprise.
    Since I did this, they've been worn several times. I'm content with the result, and now I have this overwhelming desire to alter more of my stuff.

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    What I forgot to mention is that when I did this, I wanted to keep at least one thing from the original boot. I decided to keep the small tab on the back grey.
    If anyone has any questions what so ever, feel free to shoot me a PM!

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    If anyone has any questions what so ever, feel free to shoot me a PM!
     
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  20. Duke de Silver

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    Have a look a Needles and see what can be done with old pants.
     

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