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26-04-2011
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Customisations
What have you done to customise your clothes?

My favorites are:-

- swapping buttons
- shortening skirts/coats
- dying stuff (although recently tried dying a lace top & it was a disaster - I used the dye you have to boil up in a big pan with loads of salt & my house stunk & i was nearly sick) :sick:
- dying shoes/boots with leather dye (always been quite good at this one - white spirit is the key)
- sewing sequins onto tops & jackets with invisible thread
- sewing lots of interesting buttons onto cardigans or jerseys
- sewing felt shapes onto doubled over scarves (good as presents)
- i recently cut up a long sleeved black top - to make a scoop neckline (not very succesful)
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Would love to hear others experiences. :flower:

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26-04-2011
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It's a shame I don't have the before picture on this on...
I was given a huge t-shirt with a very heavy metal print with a scull with glowing eyes :woot: and a lot of snake skeletons.

I got rid of the scull as fast as I could and then I cut a neckline in the same shape as the snakes. Then I made the back all black.

I sold this shirt and now I almost regret it... Almost ;)


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today I used my 'leather' needle on my sewing machine for the first time...
i altered a wide sash belt (took it in at the back)...
very pleased with the results...
this will do nicely until i can find that perfect belt or have one made...

heck- maybe i can make one myself at this point?!...
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yay......

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my brown marni booties are now black--- thanks to me and a can of shoe dye...
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yay...

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well done
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My old art teacher gave me a dress that was hers in the 70s. It was very unflattering so I chopped and changed it to make it short, and it's very very 60s now.


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thank you runner!......

nicely done yellow!...

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^ wow Mariliis! Your shoes look fantastic!!

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well done
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thank you , sir!

i did it again...
after years of being unable to find a pair of black riding boots that suited me, i took a can of spray dye to my brown ones...
they're on the deck drying now...


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took a black fabric belt off of one coat and added it to a camel cashmere coat i had...
looks much more modern now...
like DVN...

snipped out the old wool lining of a leather vest purchased some years ago in Amsterdam...
the whole thing is much lighter and cleaner now and ready to make a comeback...


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my brown marni booties are now black--- thanks to me and a can of shoe dye...
...

yay...
I did this once with a leather frame. I took it from brown to charcoal...

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i was so excited to spray the boots that i didn't prep them with solution first...
so now the black has started to rub off in places and show the brown underneath...

it actually looks amazing...
very margiela...
:p


a good friend and tFS member (purechris) made me a red plaid wool scarf with a satin camo lining some time ago...
i decided that i wanted to make it even more punk...
so i threw it in the wash (no dryer) and then i twisted it into a ball to dry...
the result is a crinkled, cool (very cdg-looking) piece...

yattah!

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