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27-12-2005
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i plan on going on a small rampage between now and the end of the year...
we'll see if i actually get anything done......

getting started is the hardest part...
and once i do...it's hard to stop...
maybe i'll just start by hemming some things and repairing my 'new' fur coat...

i want to see more people posting in here...

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10-01-2006
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Customizing your clothes...
So how do you make a piece of clothing your own?
Personally, the farthest I've ever gone is to patch a pair of sweatpants I ripped , at least it matched though...

I'm curious to see what others have done and maybe try some of it out.
Any ideas are appreciated

 
10-01-2006
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^welcome to tfs, i merged your post into the wonderful customisations thread

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10-01-2006
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thank you! :embarassed:

 
10-01-2006
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ooh grey i have the same plans for myself! brush up on my sewing skills, and actually make physical things out of my ideas.

welcome spyder! i can't wait to see what you and everyone else comes up with. i get so inspired by all the projects.

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18-01-2006
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So I was rummaging though my jewlery and found a gwp cubic zirconia necklace- very unwearable as a necklace and very cheap; decided to do something with it. I cut off the clasp and draped it on a white ribbed tank top, sewed it up for two inches on each side at the neckline and I love it! It has a goddess/indian princess vibe to it- particularly when paired with a flowey skirt. Not quite my style, so I'll pair it with jeans! I love using what I have to perk up my stuff!

 
20-01-2006
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seth, your stuff looks awesome, especially that last one

 
29-01-2006
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here's a shot of the customised cardigan:

It was a cut and sew vnk sweater that was a little oversized. I cut it in half lengthwise and took 2 inches out of the back so when it wouldn't pull to the front when I overlapped it to close it. I took the ribbing off of the vnk and ran it along one side of the neckline and then used part of the strip that I took out of the back to layer the on the front for the placket. then I cut the facing out of a vintage tshirt for the other side of the sweater. When I finished and tried it on (after a few drinks and working with pins in the mirror) I realized that I put the plackets backward (right over left like a womens, not left over right like mens).....so in stead of using buttons or snaps I'm using random button/badge pins to keep it closed.

Don't drink and sew!!!
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detail shot to show the ribbing on the neckline and the raw edge on the other....held closed with a Bling Kong button/badge............it's really black....the camera is just bad
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29-01-2006
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came out really well chris...
very 'finished'...while still a bit raw...
looks great...

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29-01-2006
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Oh wow Purechris, that is brilliant! Idea-wise, style-wise, skill-wise.
Don't sweaters unravel if you cut them? Was it boiled wool or such?

I also love what you did to your leather jacket; I've been needing to wash/distress mine as well. Are there any tips you recommend?

 
30-01-2006
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thanks soft and melisande!!!

most sweaters won't unravel if you do a top stitch near the edge....kind of like a tshirt can be left raw on the edge.

As far as washing leather goes.....my idea was not the original on here....if you go back a to the beginning of this thread madame grey did an experiment with a pair of Frye boots in the washing machine....and I beleive Helena washed a leather skirt.....the thing to be most cautious of is the lining, which will probably shrink in the wash so you may have to remove it.

I tumbled mine in the dryer for about 20 minutes and then took it out and wadded it into the smallest ball I could and tied it up and let it sit for a few days.....you may want to untie it, shake it out and wad it up and tie it again just to let it get some air.......otherwise it could get a white crust in places.

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30-01-2006
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chris love the cardigan . . it's fun !
did you post it in 'wht are you wearing . . . ' ?
it looked black then ?!

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30-01-2006
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yes I did....on the 27th

and where is your red jkt with the big buttons that you were replacing???

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30-01-2006
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i was abt to say . . but i couldn't edit my post !
jackt arrived today . . looks cute !
. . gone for drycleaning & will soon have nice new shiny buttons !
will post soon !?

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