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Topic: Magazine Jacket/Vest... yes, made from magazines.  (Read 4191 times)
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« on: February 20, 2008 03:29:57 PM »

Despite the fact we probabaly already know ryanmoore won "Project Threadbanger" this month, I figured I'd post my 3rd place entry (3rd for the long contest, 4th for the whole month - I never got a chance to enter the short contest)

Only 1st place for the month wins a prize, but I'm still pretty proud XD

Here was the challenge:
Long challenge - Make a shirt, jacket, hoodie, coat or dress out of something that isn't originally intended to be clothing. This can include around the house textiles, such as curtains, table cloths or bed sheets, or even something more creative.

I used a multitude of old magazines (pictured below) and two rolls of "Adhesive Film" (Which I basically warn you to not work with to make clothing unless you have to ^^; It's a pain.)

I made a vest first, but the challenge called for a jacket, so I had to add sleves. But personal I love it as a vest - and is wayyy more comfy. Note the "D.I.Y."!

With sleeves:


Pretending to sell stuff XD It'd be so awesome if you could stash sewing supplies in this thing... but I think that might hurt Oo

I tried to pick articles that delt with contests, DIY fashion, and recycling. The basis of Threadbanger ^^

What do you think?
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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2008 03:52:13 PM »

hehe its great! it looks like its pretty comfy for being made out of paper!

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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2008 04:09:51 PM »

That's so cool! I think it's great that you came up with something so original

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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2008 04:57:07 PM »

that looks reaaally good!

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« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2008 09:40:55 AM »

Looks awesome! Goods job Cheesy
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2008 10:18:12 AM »

Looks amazing! I'd applaud with a smilie, but it seems we lack a clapping one. Kudos for keeping the cuttings with the theme Smiley

*hehe, anyone else notice how the bottom magazine is pretty appropriately placed?*
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2008 03:20:59 PM »

Thanks guys!  Grin
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2008 10:05:02 AM »

wow. a couple years ago i made a tuxedo mask costume out of a huge stack of scratch paper for my friend(cape, vest, hat, mask AND a rose!) but it definitely didn't look as good as this. nice job.
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2008 08:47:34 AM »

Thanks ^^
And ooh, Tuxedo Mask  Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2008 03:51:45 PM »

that's incredible! i can imagine it would be more comfortable without the sleeves (i think it looks cuter without, too. ^^)

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« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2008 09:34:57 AM »

Sweet. Smiley Usually I am not a fan of vests, but that is just so cool! Very creative. I wonder if there is a way to make a hoodie that would look similiar to that, if not neccessarily made out of the same materials...  In any case, pick me, pick me! I want one Cheesy

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« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2008 02:37:21 PM »

hummm *ponders*
Is there any iron-on transfer paper that sort of soaks into the fabric? I know they're usually pretty plastic-y and stick on top :S

but if you could find good & large sheets of transfer paper, I'm sure you could scan some magazine ads and such - they print them on the transfer paper. Then iron onto the fabric - and use the fabric with a pattern to make a hoodie ^^
But sadly it does seem more work than it's worth Sad
but let me know if anyone figures anything out! Wink
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