Customisations - #2

Discussion in 'Workshop - DIY - Do It Yourself' started by Thread Manager, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. Thread Manager

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  2. helena

    helena Swim Upstream

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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)
    :rolleyes:

    Would love to hear others experiences. :flower:
     
  3. Rova

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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 :wink:
     
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  4. kitti mikulova

    kitti mikulova New Member

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    jeans by Ralph Lauren

    customised with lotus

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  5. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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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?!...
    :woot:...

    yay...:clap:...
     
  6. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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

    yay...
     
  7. runner

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    well done
    sasuga captain
     
  8. yellowetpink

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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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    my pic.
     
  9. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    thank you runner!...:flower:...

    nicely done yellow!...
    :clap:
     
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    Glass is still bit messy with glue, but will fix it soon :smile:
     
  11. sweetpop

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    ^ wow Mariliis! Your shoes look fantastic!!
     
  12. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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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...

    B)
     
  13. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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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...

    :mohawk:
     
  14. castorpollux

    castorpollux back in black

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

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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

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    asos.com
     
  17. Betinapple

    Betinapple Well-Known Member

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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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  18. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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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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    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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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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    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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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!!!

    :clap:
     

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