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I want to buy these boots solely to paint the heels and soles black.


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My latest costumisation has been shortening this skirt by making a new waistband. I got a little carried away and therefore used a black elasticband since it was the only thing I had, but I am going to wear it with a top or belt covering it anyway.


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^^that's a lovely eyelet fabric...
nice for summer...

i rescued a capped sleeve smock top from my friend's giveaway pile...
it's a really beautiful fabric...
navy with very graphic orange print...
but she bought it insanely big...

so i took a tuck pleat at the back by the label and added some gathered elastic near the bust to take in the neckline but keep the volume...

it's an absolute success and i am really pleased with the results!
yay!

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i've been doing some stuff lately...
i've got the sewing machine out and i get a little better every day...

been working with cashmere and fur...
just bits and bobs...
will post some stuff eventually...

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just a small easy project, but immediately successful...

i have a mini leather bracelet with mini studs which i got sometime in the 80's from a street vendor...
it has always been very special to me because it is almost dainty and the idea of leather in pink was quite charming to me...
however i never wore it because it is pink and nothing else i own is...

finally- i was cleaning my art supplies and found a can of black paint...
i made a swift decision and grabbed the bracelet and just dipped it in the paint...
i let it drip and dry overnight and then i scraped some of the paint off the silver metal studs with a pad...

it is so much better than it ever was and it replaces a black snakeskin bracelet with studs that i lost several years ago...

yattah!!!


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so- i have been thinking and thinking and thinking about how to cut my kimonos from my tokyo trip...

and i have finally realized that i am going to have to cut at least one of them really quite short and add a belt...
probably the sleeves will be longer than the jacket...
and the kimono will look like it has a peplum once it is belted...

i am quite surprised to realize this...
but i think it is the right thing to do...
even though it is not at all what i thought about when i bought the pieces...

of course- then i have to figure out what to do with the rest of the fabric...
skirt seems the obvious answer...
but that is definitely not the answer...
hmmm...

chop chop chop...
gonna cut a kimono in pieces...
this should be interesting...
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still can't bring myself to cut a kimono...
so crazy~!

i did wash and shrink a scarf- wool and lurex...
the wool shrank but the lurex didn't-- creating a bumpy sort of texture...
it almost looks like some rough skin of a large reptile or insect...
it's good...i will wear...

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so-
i stitched pom poms that i made onto two knit caps my mom made...
then i made a white fox fur pom pom from some fur scraps left over from my fur jacket alteration and sewed that onto an ivory cashmere knit cap...

cuteness...

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got some joggers last season...
thought about sewing some satin ribbon along the outer seam to make them sort of like tuxedo pants...
i have a pair from sacai that are like this that i wear to death, so it seemed like a good plan...

turns out to be more complicated than i thought...

then-
i found some metallic charcoal grey screen printing paint...!!!
taped out the seams of the joggers and painted stripe...
results are excellent...
dark metallic charcoal on dark navy joggers...
love them!!

what to paint next...?!?!?!?!?
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oh- and i also used that paint on some tan suede Birkenstocks i own...
also, with excellent results...

yattah!


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cut fingertips off a pr of blk suede gloves w/fringe...

so good...
has me wondering why i didn't' do that years ago?!
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we used to have so many members here that did this sort of thing...
handy, creative folks with individual style...

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we used to have so many members here that did this sort of thing...
handy, creative folks with individual style...

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I'm doing 4 at the moment! Can't wait to post those.

I'm recycling what was once a designer skirt/dress. I was a model back in the day and was paid in clothing often. I had this amazing skirt/dress from a up and coming designer that I loved but she had a thing for extremely skinny models... I could barely fit in it when I was a 34EU. Now as a size 36EU it was almost impossible to wear it. So I decided, to hell with it! I cut it. Made a strapless top and I'm now trying to make something out of the bottom part (maybe a skirt). I'll post it as soon as I finish it.

I'm also recycling a black denim jacket I bought for 4 in a thrift shop. I'll make a battle vest out of it to use solo or over my leather biker jacket.

I'm also upcycling a pair of organic cotton jeans that fit me kind of tight. I might go for a cut out look, let's see.

I also saw this super ugly fake-feminist jeans (it said grl pwr, so sad) on sale for 8 (also 100% organic cotton) at Monki and decided to buy those and try to remove the embroidery without damaging the fabric. I'm succeeding! Love the fitting of those jeans.

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I'm doing 4 at the moment! Can't wait to post those.

I'm recycling what was once a designer skirt/dress. I was a model back in the day and was paid in clothing often. I had this amazing skirt/dress from a up and coming designer that I loved but she had a thing for extremely skinny models... I could barely fit in it when I was a 34EU. Now as a size 36EU it was almost impossible to wear it. So I decided, to hell with it! I cut it. Made a strapless top and I'm now trying to make something out of the bottom part (maybe a skirt). I'll post it as soon as I finish it.

I'm also recycling a black denim jacket I bought for 4 in a thrift shop. I'll make a battle vest out of it to use solo or over my leather biker jacket.

I'm also upcycling a pair of organic cotton jeans that fit me kind of tight. I might go for a cut out look, let's see.

I also saw this super ugly fake-feminist jeans (it said grl pwr, so sad) on sale for 8 (also 100% organic cotton) at Monki and decided to buy those and try to remove the embroidery without damaging the fabric. I'm succeeding! Love the fitting of those jeans.
CRAFTY!!
sounds good!!
if you are happy with the results pls do share!!


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