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larssss
« on: February 15, 2005 02:22:35 PM »

i love craftster and have been lurking and stealing ideas for awhile now, although the majority of it is stuff i make for my girlfriend or lady friends. So heres some stuff i've made in the last couple months



my first jacket attempt, worked out great actually. my brother said it looks like i bought it at some snobby pretentious store which i took as quite the compliment. its made from fabric my mom had laying around  for 15 years. i added, button closures on the sleeves since they turned out to big, it was a sweater pattern intended for ribbing.



next came the brown jacket, fixed the sleeve problem with the first one and added pockets at the side/waist sort of area, you know the ones, anyway, i had kept trying to put my hands in non existant pockets on the first one i thought this one needed them, they worked out fantastically. i also sewed some lettering on the back, its  says "lmc" if you can't read it. it was intended to be very subtle, seems to work.


then i found this awesome stripped fabric, and thought i'd give ribbing a try which was easy as pie


first try at a hoodie, easy, well, i fucked up the zipper, when i sewed it on i stretched one side more than the other and therefor the pockets and bottom didn't line up, i did my best to fix it at the bottom.


I know none of this stuff is particularly "funky" or "wild" like so much of the stuff here, but its what i wear and i'm kicking my self for all those years of paying for overpriced clothes when i could have been making one of kind items for much less. anyways, i just wanted to share, and maybe show some of the other male lurkers that there are guys out there on sewing machines.

ps- yes, those are hot air balloon curtains, and they are amazing.
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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2005 02:28:19 PM »

A guy on a sewing machine - *swoons*

I think you have a great sense of style. You've done such a fab job on those, they look really professional. If I was a guy I'd wear them Cheesy

I especially like the first and second. The button closure is a nice touch, even if it was due to error!
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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2005 04:12:49 PM »

Awesome! They all look so professional. Cheesy Now I have an idea of what to make for my boyfriend. Wink I'd kill for a fellow mate that makes his own clothes. Props to you. =D
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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2005 04:23:05 PM »

Wow those are crazy awesome. I love the 2 suit looking jackets. Heck, I love them all!
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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2005 05:26:04 PM »

Very nice -- I completely agree with your brother, except that I'll say they look like clothes from former pretentious store that have now ended up in a thrift store and are even cooler because they have a vintage/classic feel about them.  I am emailing this link straight to my brother who just learned to use a machine.
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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2005 05:36:39 PM »

those jackets are soo hot... Shocked Grin
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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2005 05:42:49 PM »

you totally rock, I wish I had your sewing skills
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« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2005 03:40:15 AM »

This is such great work. I wish I was that good with a sewing machine...

I would love to be able to make a jacket, but it's all seems soooo hard. I've tried making tops and that is soo hard...

anyway, I'm well impressed..so good

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« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2005 04:30:51 PM »

all of your stuff rules. i love the idea of making your own hoodie, i may just have to give that a shot. 

and I think it rules to have more boys sewing. You all need awesome one of a kind clothes just as much as us girls Smiley
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larssss
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2005 05:38:28 PM »

wow, awesome feedback, makes me feel great, thank you.

i'd highly suggest that anyone who's wondering if they can make a jacket or a sweater go grab a pattern and give it a try, seriously.
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« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2005 08:54:17 PM »

wow, i love the fabric on the first one! and yeah, it looks really professional. great job!
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« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2005 11:06:57 PM »

This is so cool, what a professional job.
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« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2005 05:58:28 AM »

Lovely, great job, seperating zippers can be a pain, i always use scotch tape to baste the zipper down, I then carefully zip it up to make sure everything is aligned, then I sew right thru the tape. This way you know everythings lined up perfectly. Scotch tape is also good as a seam guide when you want perfectly straight stitches.
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« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2005 12:13:43 PM »

Those are awesome, they look so professional! 
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« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2005 02:35:45 PM »

that's all great, you're awesome. Did you use a pattern for all?  



So... um, are you taken??

ha ha you rock. all guys who sew rock, I wish I had one. Where can one find one  Undecided
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« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2005 02:45:00 PM »

oh...so...hot (^_^) great job - i love the stripey hoody. i'm really gonna have to get my friends sewing, the lazy bastards.
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« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2005 02:52:13 PM »

can you tell me which pattern you used for the first one??? it really rocks...they all do!
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« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2005 03:00:32 PM »

Those jackets are great! It's like suit-jacket-meets-track-jacket.
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« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2005 08:57:42 AM »

great work!!! good to see other men on this forum who sew!
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« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2005 12:34:56 PM »

Kick ass! Your shirts DID turn out really well! The jacket is amazingly good, too. I am too scared to try any of that kind of regimented stuff. I'd be much more likely to screw it all up than make it wearable.

I'm glad there are guys in the Craftster community, because it gives male perspective instead of just a masculine perspective.
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« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2005 01:41:43 AM »

wow
those are way cool

and I may be the only one, but I would prefer it if my jacket did not line up at the bottom
but this will help you rember to always baste stitch your zippers in first
its a pain *especially if you are like me and always magically stab yourself in the same spot in your thumb ten or twelve times* but I have never sucessuflly installed a zipper without basting first

and congradulations
now a whoooole lot of girls want to ask you out
I mean a man
who can sew
you are totally craftsters new toyboy now
and you are the first person I have seen on craftster to say fuck
I am impressed

and you just inpired me for a new t-shirt slogan
"I want a man who can sew"
how legend is that

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« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2005 04:44:02 PM »

a guy who sews *swoon*
extra points for the hot air balloon curtains
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« Reply #22 on: February 20, 2005 03:09:56 PM »

Hey another guy that can sew!!! It's a great way to pick up girls at school, trust me I know. They find out you can sew and they are like, "Hey can you make me this?" and you are like, "oh yeah, you can come over some time and we can work on it." Next thing you know you have a girlfriend! Then when you get sick of that one there will be others!! Cheesy LOL!!! Great job, keep up the great work!!!
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« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2005 08:46:34 PM »

oh lars, you are the most adorable ever. i didnt even know it was you, this was you, and the i wasl ike hey isnt that lars and then i saw the stripes.
nice one. you are talented indeed.
pusre making date this week??? during the day one day? let me know.
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