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15-07-2006
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tea time
 
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been doing some more sewing since i was bored

i customised my cropped military style jacket into something i would probably wear more now!

i shortened it to about waist height which didnt take much off! and added some pleats to the bottom to make it longer and give it some shape and interest

the two fabric match quite well and i love the shape of the jacket now.

theres also a picture of how i wanted it to look like.
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16-07-2006
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turn and face the strange
 
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I'm not positive this is the right thread for me to ask this, but where can I find information on distressing/thinning t-shirts (a white cotton one, for instance)? I'm trying to think of a way to make it sheer and worn-in. Any testimonies? Thanks

 
18-07-2006
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front row
 
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You could try tea staining. I'm not sure how to do it though as I've never tried it but I'm sure some other members know or you could try google.

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18-07-2006
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flaunt the imperfection..
 
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the way to get a t shirt like that is to have a t that is 50 cotton and 50 poly...
then you stick it in an acid bath with burns away the cotton and leaves the poly...
i don't know that it can be done at home......


EIR-that looks great-reminds me of a Gaultier trench that i was just trying on...adorable...

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18-07-2006
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Eir- ems that jacket is so fab .. your so creative .. kind of makes me wish i hadnt just thrown my millitery jackets out

 
18-07-2006
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tea time
 
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thanks

now all i need is for the weather to cool down so i can wear it

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25-07-2006
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I found some children's ballet slippers in a thrift store a while ago that I've made into purses by sewing on a zipper.

I'm pretty sure I have seen the idea somewhere but can't really recall... Margiela?
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25-07-2006
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ANGIE...!!!

that is so CLEVER...!!..well done...
you guys are inspiring me...
i need some time off to work on some projects!!!

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25-07-2006
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angie c .. wow thats so cute .. im going to do this with my little cousin with some of her old slippers. .. good to keep her amused when i babysither .. thanks your a life saver i was strugling with ideas what to do with her as im having her for the whole day i might get her to give me some so i can make my own .. sorry hope you dont mind me robbing your idea .. its just so cute i couldnt let it pass.

 
26-07-2006
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you all are so creative! i love that purse and the military jacket.. i need to invest on a good sewing machine

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26-07-2006
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You're all welcome!

...a Paul Arden quote somehow feels appropriate...

//Ideas are open knowledge. Don't claim ownership.

They're not your ideas anyway. They're someone elses. They are out there floating by on the ether.

You just have to put yourself in a frame of mind to pick them up//

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I love that purse Angie C, very inspring. Karma for you!

 
04-08-2006
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it's a good quote angie...

i agree..i always share...
and i also give credit to those who inspire me...
because i am grateful to them...

it's a wonderful thing..

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LOVE the jacket Elegance is Refusal

 
04-08-2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by haute femme
I'm not positive this is the right thread for me to ask this, but where can I find information on distressing/thinning t-shirts (a white cotton one, for instance)? I'm trying to think of a way to make it sheer and worn-in. Any testimonies? Thanks
well, i just tried sandpapering (100% cotton) and it's working! i must say, though, my arm is getting pretty sore :p although it's worth it. i can't stop feeling this softness.

 
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