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17-11-2004
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oh is hem the part at the bottom of the tee...like the border with that line of fabric...like this pic:



that bit at the bottom that's cut open, is that the hem?

 
 
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Originally posted by Fade to Black@Nov 17 2004, 11:18 PM
? was this directed at me, cause I asked the question about the t-shirts...thanks for the tip though

But can you please explain what letting down/cutting off the hem means, I don't really understand that
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oh...sorry matt.. my feeble mind mesed up...
i mean at the bottom of the t shirt...just open up the seam so that the raw edge is there(cut the thread on the inside)...or if you don't want to do that...you could just cut it off...

the hem of the t-shirt you posted is raw and so are the sleeves...do you see what i mean...?...

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yes...that is an excellent example you posted...

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I get it now. Thanks a lot softgrey!!! I think I'm gonna do this to the t-shirt then wear it tomorrow

I was inspired by this Johnny Rhys Meyers pic i saw and cut a small hole underneath the collar... I love shabby chic.

 
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mon plaisur...mon ami...

sounds good!...

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got to love ohmystars.net!!

Kimair:
If you want something more lasting, less fading and washable I suggest using fabric paint. Or you could buy this little bottle which you are supposed to add to the paint to make it a fabric paint. I think you can get them in the craft section in those big stores like.. wallmart? (I'm not too familiar with all those malls you have )

If you want better coverage then it's better to make several thin layers rather than one thick layer!

PM me if anyone has questions about stenciling

 
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FTB-Try splitting the hem around the bottom, sleeve and neck so that it rolls out and bot edges are exposed. Or just snip it in a few places. Cigarette burns could be kind of cool by just putting one out in a few spots. Have fun with it.

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Originally posted by purechris@Nov 18 2004, 12:17 PM
FTB-Try splitting the hem around the bottom, sleeve and neck so that it rolls out and bot edges are exposed. Or just snip it in a few places. Cigarette burns could be kind of cool by just putting one out in a few spots. Have fun with it.
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Yep, that's basically what I did...didn't mess with the neck though i'm kinda scared to do that. I did split the hem at the bottom and sleeve like that N(N) anti war t-shirt i posted, and cut a small hole underneath the collar. The bottom of the shirt has a few parts that are snipped. Thanks for the tips.

 
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Originally posted by softgrey@Nov 17 2004, 11:11 PM
kimair...just a page back chris gave exact directions on how he's doing all this great stenciling...just like libertine...
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thanks softie got it! (thanks to purechris too!!)

and thanks crazy_k...definitely want something more lasting. I'm thinking about going and getting another jacket for cheap to practice. I really like the one I got from goodwill and don't want to mess that one up.

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Originally posted by purechris@Nov 18 2004, 12:17 PM
Cigarette burns could be kind of cool by just putting one out in a few spots. Have fun with it.
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i was trying to figure out how to get the perfectly round holes...cigarettes are such a good idea... ...brilliant idea...once again chris...

and you're welcome kimair...i hope you'll share when you've done some stencilling...

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some examples of making use of handkerchief, scarf, t-shirt, moth-eaten sweater, etc here

http://www.beams.co.jp/beams/column/inuzuk..._images/inu.swf



those looks are from this book about making customized pieces.


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Thx runner

I wish I could read it. I just found 2 more sweaters with holes. I think I'm going to use one to make patches to cover the holes in the others....

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I start from scratch and love sewing my own clothes, I designed my wedding gown and sewed part of that too (as per victorian tradition).
Now I am investing in a loom so I can create my own fabric
Yes, I'm THAT picky lol

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i can't open runner's link...hmmm....
wow...evexa...that's pretty impressive...you should post some of your work!...

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quote=softgrey,Dec 1 2004, 03:05 AM]i can't open runner's link...hmmm.... *
wow...evexa...that's pretty impressive...you should post some of your work!... *
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Here is a pic of my wedding gown:




It was finished the morning of the wedding - and yes that is my pink bra showing (dont ask )
I have designs lying around but I will scan them in another night and post them.

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