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#1 fg0d

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 11:34 PM

Does anyone make their own clothes? If so post pictures or share more information.
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Posted 27 May 2007 - 11:37 PM

I think ande whall, mj krell, tg, findingmybetterhalf, and cmf make exceptional clothing. and they should post up their creations.
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Posted 27 May 2007 - 11:50 PM

i have thought about starting to make my own t-shirts more times than one man should.
honestly, how fucking hard is it for a company to make slim and long t-shirts!?!?
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Posted 28 May 2007 - 12:05 AM

thanks for the mention. lately ive been doing awhole lot of altering. tapering jeans, making tee's and hoodies slimmer, buttonups slimer, etc. dont quite have the time to actually make things from scratch right now unfortunately.

on a side note, anybody have any documented pictures or tutorials on how dress shoes are made? I was looking at my BStore Mario2's and doesnt seem like theres too much complicated pieces goin together, but just cant seem to figure out how some of the pieces are sewn on.
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Posted 28 May 2007 - 12:21 AM

i'll post some pics soon if i remember. started making (dress) shirts.
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Posted 28 May 2007 - 12:22 AM

Does anyone have tutorials on any male garments are made? I'm interested in making a tshirt or some summer wear by scratch.
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Posted 28 May 2007 - 12:42 AM

I'll look into some patterns. But I cant seem to find a t-shirt pattern! And can you provide information on different fabrics, their applications, how easy to work with, ect.? I'm looking around, but haven't found what I'm looking for.
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Posted 28 May 2007 - 12:53 AM

is there anyway someone could post a guide to tapering their jeans?

my edwins have stretched so much...i want to make everything slimmer cause i love them..but the fit is horrible.
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Posted 28 May 2007 - 01:03 AM

I'll look into some patterns. But I cant seem to find a t-shirt pattern! And can you provide information on different fabrics, their applications, how easy to work with, ect.? I'm looking around, but haven't found what I'm looking for.


why even look at patterns? just play around...thats how i first got started. just get some fabric, make some measurements and cut them exactly how you want it and sew it together. typically, ive found that teeshirt fabric, hoodie fabric, etc are somewhat harder to sew since therye so stretchy and flimsy, but with practice, its fairly easy.


is there anyway someone could post a guide to tapering their jeans?

my edwins have stretched so much...i want to make everything slimmer cause i love them..but the fit is horrible.


you can do it several ways actually, if you wanna take it down on the inseam so you dont mess up the selvage line, depending on what kind of seam it is, you can take it apart slim it down, cut off excess denim, then sew it back together. takes alittle practice to do felledseam, but just be meticulous and use an iron to flatten the fabric down.

or if you dont care about the selvage line, just take an inch of the outseam and sew down the seam. but i wouldnt suggest this obviously..
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Posted 28 May 2007 - 03:31 AM

I dont know what kind of fabrics to pick up, or what they are called...
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Posted 28 May 2007 - 09:17 AM

fndmybetterhalf - you obviously have some intuition when it comes to the subject... fg0d however needs to do some homework

fg0d - if you are serious about wanting to make something enrol in a beginers night class or find a patient aunt to teach you

or
http://forums.creati...frm/f/527109272
http://www.topix.net.../hobbies/sewing


true hehe, yeah read up on stuff about sewing. sewings actually not quite as easy as alot of people take it. and mostly of all, practice makes perfect! last year, i sat down and started sewing after a quick tutorial from my mom and saat down for 8 hours a day and just started sewing random stuff. its actually really fun
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Posted 28 May 2007 - 11:36 AM

I make my own clothes theyre at my myspace www.myspace.com/armardo and under 'a mad curse' clothing samples
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Posted 28 May 2007 - 02:10 PM

The tshirts are pretty cool. I want to start by making my own tee. I cant' seem to find a pattern anywhere though... and what kind of fabric is used. Obviously cotton, but I mean I dont know the difference between knit, jersey, blah blah
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Posted 28 May 2007 - 02:44 PM

my fabric strategy tends to be going to the store and just feeling everything.
once you find a pattern, they'll usually list some suggestions too.

also, about t-shirts... you can improvize by tailoring an old t-shirt first (taking in the seams, etc.) to how you want your new one to fit, then cutting it up to make a "pattern."
definitely check out the pdf that tg posted though.
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Posted 28 May 2007 - 02:59 PM

im workin on a site now to show my horrible cut + sew. full collection soon.
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Posted 31 May 2007 - 11:33 PM

i have some scans of an old book showing you how to make shoes...but the shoes have a definite dirty hippy/orthopedic vibe to them.
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Posted 01 June 2007 - 01:07 AM

Can you post them? Thanks.
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Posted 01 June 2007 - 02:56 AM

when i saw this post the first person i thought was thomas highstreet. the 15cm pants he set up were insane, then again most of his older posts were hella bad ass.
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Posted 03 June 2007 - 04:11 AM

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New tote/messenger bag creation i cooked up .... LEMME KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 04:24 AM

a few thoughts

1. you didn't press the seams enough so they puff out in an amatuerish manner
2. straps have no interfacing so they droop with the rest of the bag in a way that looks homemade
3. bag itself could use stiffer material or bag stiffener/lining/interface for body
4. contrast stitching makes the mistakes look more visible and frankly, it is uneven and therefore unattractive
5. if you're going to photograph it to sell, don't let it slouch like that. no one wants to buy something that is damn near crumpled up
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Posted 03 June 2007 - 06:12 AM

I once cut the sleeves off one of my hoodies because I really wanted a hooded vest. I now know that me + scissors + clothing = bad idea.
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Posted 03 June 2007 - 05:37 PM

Wow. i think the bag looks great,
1. No one can tell except for your picky self,
2. I like the look of it,
3. Are all bags required to be stiff? Your opnions limit fashion horribly
4. The bag is made to be worn, not to be looked at under a microscope by pricks like yourself.
5. It doesnt look damn near crumpled up in the picture you fucking asshole, I think its a great picture and is somthing i would buy looking at that picture alone.
6. kauflust is an asshole.
7. im done
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#23 Minkous

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 11:06 PM

Wow. i think the bag looks great,
1. No one can tell except for your picky self,
2. I like the look of it,
3. Are all bags required to be stiff? Your opnions limit fashion horribly
4. The bag is made to be worn, not to be looked at under a microscope by pricks like yourself.
5. It doesnt look damn near crumpled up in the picture you fucking asshole, I think its a great picture and is somthing i would buy looking at that picture alone.
6. kauflust is an asshole.
7. im done


Ha! thanks for the "concern or wat not" but i'm kinda used to good/bad reviews since im an art student...... but i really appreciate both the critisism
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Posted 03 June 2007 - 11:39 PM

I make Jeans and t-shirts whenever i got the time, and have a good idea for something nice....
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Posted 04 June 2007 - 05:30 AM

I just cant stand pricks like him.. cmon hes in the SuFu Boyz Klub.

ending boys with a Z and and starting club with a k just screams im a little bitch.
anyway. i smell my first SuperTalk e-beef if he gets a look at this haha.
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Posted 04 June 2007 - 05:42 AM

I just cant stand pricks like him.. cmon hes in the SuFu Boyz Klub.

ending boys with a Z and and starting club with a k just screams im a little bitch.
anyway. i smell my first SuperTalk e-beef if he gets a look at this haha.




i thought kauflust's post was a good example of constructive criticism.
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at least i'm not a bird voyeur u dork.


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Posted 04 June 2007 - 01:08 PM

agreed. wrinkled seams (like on the strap) should be an instant do-over. i do like the overall idea for the strap though.
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Posted 04 June 2007 - 02:18 PM


kauflust:
i think your critique may have been slightly harsh, but it was indeed constructive criticism... and in the design world, especially in clothing and even more so in menswear.... its all about the details
it takes a keen eye to pick up on such little things like that, but those details are what seperate good from the ...not so good

so mr. theearsonist , im not sure if you have a personal allegiance with minkous or the bag...but kauflust made some good points that would probably be useful to the creator...

minkous, ...props for creating an original piece...it surely will work for everyday use .. keep it up
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Posted 04 June 2007 - 09:05 PM

I think you should replace these buttons with brass buttons.
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Posted 05 June 2007 - 03:11 AM

Just the way he worded it pissed me off..

"bag itself could use stiffer material"
have you not payed attention to what has happened to womens handbags over the past year????????????????

"if you're going to photograph it to sell, don't let it slouch like that. no one wants to buy something that is damn near crumpled up"
Is that wording not harsh in a way beyond constructive critism?? "Don't let it slouch like that" i believe it could have been worded alot better.. see below

You should'nt let it slouch like that.

maybe im just a stiff when it comes to grammar, Proper grammar is required in order to sustain a conversation and have the person you are conversing with understand you. If he made the mistake in person and seemed offensive to someone he could get a swift punch in the jaw. Theres a fine line between constructive critism and being an asshole, and I have recieved and given both.
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