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« on: May 10, 2005 07:27:43 AM »

Sorry the pics are kinda lousy they focused on the clothes ok, but I had to model them and I had my little bro take the pics.

Duct tape skirt - this was my FIRST ever duct tape project if I made another one I'd do it a bit differently but, over all for my first try I'm kinda proud of it Smiley


http://img155.echo.cx/img155/6236/dscf0031edited7qt.jpg

Duct tape pantsd - this is a dream come true, ever since I made the skirt in between all my crazy duct tape purses I REALLY wanted to make a pair. Last weekend I finaly got enough duct tape tp make them. It took about an hour and a half + 63 yards of duct tape. A couple people dared me to wear them to my church youth group tonight, so I'm deciding if I'm crazy enough to do it.

http://img155.echo.cx/img155/9323/dscf0021edited7pv.jpg
You can't see it in the pic but there is also a white stripe down the left side, and the waist band is white


Tips for making duct tape clothing

1. Decide what kind of duct tape clothing you want to make and use a piece of that type that fits you well for a patern.

2. If you are lining the clothes with a different color of tape make sure you do the lining FIRST that way if you get air bubbles they'll be invisible on the inside instead of on the outside.

3. When in doubt always use more tape.. it's better for something to be too big than too small. You can always fix it being a little too big, but it's a royal pain to take it apart and make it bigger

4. Duct tape is sadly a little uncomfortable, what it lacks in comfort it makes up in style.. but you might want to make a clothing a little bit big in case you'd like to wear somthing underneath it (this eliminates most of the discomfort). Remember you can always fold and tape extra space but you can't really make it bigger

5. You might want to wear your duct tape clothing around the house a little to get a feel for it before you wear it "out" that way you can test it to make sure it won't rip too easily. When u wear it out for the first time just to be on the safe side you might want to take a small roll of matching duct tape to quickly repair and rips, tears, holes, ect

Please let me know what you think, comments/critisism apreciated! If anyone is wanting a tutorial, beyond these tips let me know and I'll be happy to write one up!
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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2005 08:20:58 AM »

Wonderful skirt! Great job for your FIRST taping project. And I am in love with those pants.  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2005 08:33:51 AM »

Wow, those pants are awesome! You should definitely wear them tonight. Smiley I have to ask, what do you use for getting in/out of them? Zipper? Snaps? Special duct tape buttons?
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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2005 08:43:58 AM »

My duct tape button actualy kept shredding and I'm still working on a zipper kinda thing so right now I just have a small slit in the front that I tape/untape on both sides to get in and out. My duct tape stuff so far has held together awesome, but I have a great fear of it sudenly ripping the first time I wear it in public so I always wear a pair of bike shorts underneath the pants. I'm also planning on taking a roll of duct tape if I can make myself wear them.. just in case  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2005 10:56:54 AM »

so awsome
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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2005 02:28:17 PM »

did you know there's a duct tape swap going on? (i'm not in it or anything, i just thought you might like to know)

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=33810.0
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« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2005 03:34:52 PM »

Very nice! I love those pants! If it's hot, do they stick to you, though? Embarrassed

I think you should definately wear them to youth group!
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« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2005 04:43:19 PM »

Oh, they're wonderful. How ever did you manage? I made an attempt to do a duct tape skirt and ran out of patience as well as tape. And wear them! Succumb to the peer pressure!
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« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2005 07:55:58 PM »

Oh, those are so cute! Wear them to youth group! I wear crazy stuff all the time (I get weird looks too but everyone knows better than to ask about it by now). Now I have to go out and get some dut tape! Wink
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« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2005 09:56:30 PM »

How fun! I have always wanted to make duct tape clothing... So did you end up wearing them? I also had youth group tonight, but have no duct tape stuff.. I just always sort of dress up Grin
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