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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / two hoodies becomes awesome military jacket on: April 30, 2009 06:16:29 AM
sorry for no in the process pics...

okay so here's what you need:

two hoodies (works best if they're the same color, but i think contrasting colors might look cool too if done right)
ten buttons (best with some kind of coat of arms style imprinting on them, but whatever style you like will work)
that's it.

here's what you do

from one hoodie(the "material" hoodie), cut two rectangles of fabric that are 8 inches wide and the full length of the hoodie.
cut two more rectangles 8 inches by 11 inches, then cut those two in half diagonally
cut two 5x5 squares

sew the large rectangles onto the front of the second hoodie (the "garment" hoodie), with one edge sewn right up to the zipper. leave openings at the openings for the pouch pockets, but sew the hem up separately in those spaces. this will give the jacket more structure than your average hoodie.

sew eight of the buttons to the panels you just put on, an inch from the panel edge, about four inches apart vertically. they're nonfunctional but they give it lots of style.

sew the triangles cut from the smaller rectangles together, outside out on both sides, then sew them inside the garment hoodie, lining the top edge up with the seam between the torso and the hood of the hoodie. pin the corners to the front of the hoodie and sew it down simply to hold its position. you now have the lapels.

take the two squares, fold them in half with the fuzzy side out. sew up the long edges and one short edge. then turn them inside out so the outside is out. sew the unsewn edge onto the shoulders of the hoodie, in the seam between the sleeve and the torso, stretch it out, and sew it down to the hoodie with the remaining buttons. you now have your epaulets.

hoodies usually have much poofier sleeves than the type of jacket you're trying to make, so you will probably have to take them in an inch or two. if this is necessary, do it.

you should now have a kickawesome jacket that looks a little something like this:

p.s. the materials don't look that different in real life, one just reflects the flash more than the other.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / your personal style on: October 28, 2008 01:04:44 PM
didn't know if this was the right forum for this, but here goes.

in this thread, describe YOUR personal style, with photos to illustrate if you got em.

mine's best described as punk-inspired though not punk itself...i don't wear the studded and patched up jacket and bondage pants and bullet accessories anymore, instead mostly stuff like skinny jeans, abstract graphic t's, western shirts, combat boots, creepers and denim and vintage military jackets:

3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / need help making a military/motorcycle jacket on: July 24, 2008 02:43:39 PM

I've drawn this out a million times, and i think it's time i actually make it.  Does anyone know where i'd find patterns and/or material (preferrably olive green tweed) that could help in the construction?  Any advice is greatly appreciated!
4  UNITED STATES / Tennessee / Anyone in the NASHVILLE area....10/6 we open our shop! on: October 03, 2007 11:54:25 AM
My fiance and I are opening our booth at the Main Street Marketplace in Murfeesboro on Saturday, October 6th. We'll be featuring a wide range of fairy tale and rock'n'roll themed hand-painted shoes, clothing and accessories.  If that sounds like your thing, come on down and check us out.  For more information, myspace us at http://londoninjune.myspace.com
Hope to see you there!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Elvis '68 comeback special leather outfit on: August 14, 2007 11:06:19 AM
if anyone knows of a pattern for this outfit please link me Smiley
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Punk rock pants tutorial (sorry no pics) on: July 23, 2007 05:51:06 AM
okay so here's how you make an AWESOME pair of punk/crust jeans.

so you'll have to spare some of your manhood (if you're male that is) and go to the juniors section of Kohls, and get a pair of black stretch jeans off the shelf.  (i say Kohls junior because they ALWAYS have the pants, and they're almost ALWAYS on sale, even if there's no sale sign, i've never paid more than $7 for them). buy maybe one size bigger than you normall wear.

take them home, turn them inside out, and pin them up the inseam so they're skin-tight (or as close to skin-tight as you're comfortable with)

sew them up the new line, preferrably with dental floss since its the cheapest and most durable thread available.  only use unflavored dental floss since flavored has sugars in it that will cause the stitching to rot.  cut out the extra material DO NOT THROW AWAY!

take undiluted clorox bleach and toss your pants in a bath tub. splatter the bleach on them as little or as much as you desire.  WASH RIGHT AWAY or the bleach will eat away the material

using the extra material and some fabric paint, stencil on the logos of some of your favorite bands (CRASS and RUDIMENTARY PENI are some good ones), cut out the patches, and sew them on wherever the mood suits.

DO NOT PRE-RIP the jeans!  it is fairly obvious if you do this, and looks awful.  wear them, put em through tough work, and let them rip on their own.  if you like the rip, leave it, if not, cover it with another patch.

eventually they will look like this, and that is when you know you've achieved true crustiness:

7  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Wal-Mart shoes + sharpies = awesome on: July 22, 2007 10:49:29 AM
My tattoo shoes! :


8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / tutorial for bootcut jeans/pants? on: July 10, 2007 07:21:32 AM
link me anybody?
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / stretch denim and green wool on: July 10, 2007 07:20:11 AM
does anyone know where i can find black stretch denim or green wool of the type used in 1940's-50's era military uniforms?  and how much should i expect to pay per yard?
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / My punk rock jacket on: July 09, 2007 09:56:47 AM

worked on it off and on since high school...its a 5 dollar thrift store motorcycle jacket that's probably older than i am, with hand painted bands logos and handmade patches, all studs done by me, most without an awl.

Bands feature: The Anti-Heros, River City Rebels, The Clash, Boy Sets Fire, The Lawrence Arms, Vice Squad, and Blitz.
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