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cook_lives_on111
« on: March 20, 2009 04:08:55 PM »

So I've wanted a motojacket for awhile now and I've always wanted to learn how to make my own clothes for awhile now...then I stumbled across this board and was inspired to recon my own clothes (plus, it was a perfect fit for me cuz I'm an ecology major so I'm totally for "reducing, reusing, and recycling" to help the environment and one of my new goals is to be less of a consumer.)

During my spring break I worked on my motojacket from a huge XL blue jacket, a small flannel jacket, and two of my bro's old t-shirts for the lining.

The seams aren't all that clean but I'm pretty proud of it since it was only my second sewing project (It took forever to make though cuz I'm a bit too lazy to take measurements or use patterns...plus, it was a learn as I go type thing  Roll Eyes )

My first sewing project was this:


It was originally a blue long sleeved tee, a tie-dyed tee, a small pair of green denim shorts, and a belt...I love latin and greek so I put a latin phrase onto it to cover up "Diva" which was rhinestoned on and totally not my style.
I got the basic idea from here: http://www.kaboodle.com/reviews/h.naoto-anarchy-neck-choker-long-sleeve-shirt-aad1-t013-bk-rd-f

Comments, tips, suggestions, and/or criticisms are very much welcome, especially because I'm such a newbie to sewing!
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pjhamel
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2009 04:29:31 PM »

very cute jacket. Great job!!!
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ninjanator
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2009 06:14:36 PM »

those are fantastic Smiley I love what you did for the motojacket Smiley and cogito ergo sum - such an awesome quotation!
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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2009 04:23:01 AM »

Wow, that's great! I love the jacket and the top is really good too. 
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.tiaraly.
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2009 12:30:06 PM »

Love, love, loove the jacket! I think I'm going to have to do my own now, too!
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heil_kitler
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2009 09:31:52 PM »

omg that jacket is amazing!
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cook_lives_on111
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2009 06:34:24 AM »

Thanks for the comments!!! It makes all that work feel like it was worth the effort  Cheesy

BTW I used a yellow highlighter on the jacket to make some marks thinking it would easily come out, but it hasn't. Anyone know a way to get it out?...I suppose I could just try washing it a few more times with shout or something  Huh
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Miss Wrangler
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2009 09:27:12 PM »

jacket+ me =love
good job, specially for 2nd project...i am just learning to sew too and there is no way in hell i am attempting a jacket yet! you crazy, but hey, it paid off:)
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« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2009 01:45:37 PM »

wow! i love the moto jacket! its so awesome! and i love things with fun linings....its a liek a little secret that only you know about. he he
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