A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Total Members: 315,451
Currently Running With Scissors:
236 Guests and 5 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1] 2  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: umm.. so harley davidson..  (Read 3436 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
1+
 
johnarae89
the queen of cheesiness
Offline Offline

Posts: 148
Joined: 23-Apr-2005

i tend to twinkle


View Profile
« on: April 04, 2007 05:27:14 PM »

alright, so i got a job at harley davidson for this summer.. (i've never ridden a bike in my life! haha!) anywho, i'm working in retail and all the girls there wear like.. LEATHER.. all the time.. and well.. i cant afford to buy a whole new leather wardrobe and frankly..i dont want to.. lol but i'm thinkin that the preppy wardrobe i have now just wont cut it.. soooo.. i'm lookin for ideas.. right now i have thoughts of like.. hoodies with grommets and stuff, tanks with some interesting straps, denim skirts, kewl screened tee's with like bikes and pin-up girls on 'em.. i'm really open to anything, i just want to look the part and not like some idiot college kid just hangin out because i wanna be kewl lol.... i am a fairly curvy girl (about size 14/16)..umm.. so yeah, any ideas would be so fantastically kewl and i would for surely post pictures of anything i end up making..

THANKS EVERYONE!!!!!!!


heres a picture of me, just so you guys can get an idea of my figure.. it might help the ideas flow.. this was a senior picture (terrible) and i've gained about 10-15 lbs since.. maybe?.. i dunno, anyways! i'm curvy lol!!!!!! (sorry if this pic is super big too, i just had it conveniently in my photobucket)



THIS ROCKS   Logged

If you are a dreamer, come in,
If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
A hoper, a prayer, a magic bean buyer. . .
If you're a pretender, come sit by my fire
For we have some fax-golden tales to spin.
Come in!
Come in!
McJulie-O
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2007 06:29:09 PM »

Anything denim (except ultra designer) should be good.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
DRivero
Offline Offline

Posts: 282
Joined: 16-Nov-2006

I'm just your basic world-class Samantha


View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2007 06:46:00 PM »

Look at this:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=161199.0

You could probably pick up a ton of huge men's work shirts/mechanic shirts and do something similar.  How perfect would that be?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye; then hey, free eyeball!
MaxineBrandywine
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2007 06:57:46 PM »

finding your own style and still feeling like you are fitting into a world and all with limmited funds is a challenge but a good one imho...

I've seen lots of the girls in dealerships and I always get the impression that they just stepped out of the dressing room with a whole new outfit off the floor... I'm not being critical of them... it's them... it's just not me... There's just as much pride and style (more in my opinion) in hand made/hand altered articles of clothing as in brand new... and it also shows injiuity, creativity and recoursefullness

Sorry I can't offer much more than supportn at this point...
There's a lot to learn here though and I am sure there will be more posts that will guide you in your quest...
Check out my gallery. I have a few things there that I have personalized for riding and wearing...

Welcome and good luck
Maxine
THIS ROCKS   Logged

http://www.etsy.com/shop/MaxineBrandywine
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.
Margaret Thatcher
dair
Offline Offline

Posts: 286
Joined: 02-Feb-2006

Cute but psycho - things even out!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2007 07:35:03 PM »

As a member of the leather community i'll give you my 2 cents.  Wink

Jeans and a black t-shirt are *always* acceptable. When in doubt, wear all black. Leather items like cuffs are cheap and affordable as well Smiley.

Ideas:
Why not make a basic stencil of a skull and print it on a t-shirt. Unpick the shoulder and side seams a bit, sew in a D-ring on each side, and make b0ndage straps that cross over your back?

Good luck you lucky thing!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

saralynne
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2007 08:13:33 PM »

Johnarae- Congrats on your new job! I've got some wardrobe ideas to share with you.... but first- are there any rules about what you can or cant wear?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

johnarae89
the queen of cheesiness
Offline Offline

Posts: 148
Joined: 23-Apr-2005

i tend to twinkle


View Profile
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2007 09:05:13 PM »

MaxineBrandywine- YOU RULE.. i checked out some of your topics (how do you get to your gallery?) i got so many cute ideas.. way kewl, thanks for posting here!!!


Unpick the shoulder and side seams a bit, sew in a D-ring on each side, and make b0ndage straps that cross over your back?


ok, this gave me SUCH a good idea.. i dont think i'll do the staps over my back, just cuz i have a lot to support in the front and MUST wear a good bra.. but i love the idea of the d-rings.. thank you soooo soo much for this idea!!! i'm totally going to do a shirt with the image i have in my head, i'll be sure to post it once it's done!!!

are there any rules about what you can or cant wear?

no ma'am, not that i know of... everyone there kind of just wears whatever.. i'm a pretty modest person.. i'll flaunt my assets but i'm pretty low key.. im not crazy about the corset lace up stuff unless it can be made to look really girly *ding ding ding* another idea just popped into my head.. wife beater... redone.. BIG grommets on the side.. FAT ribbon.. could be cute.. lol anyways! i'm so excited to hear your ideas!!!!!



thanks to everyone that posted!!! i'd love to hear more ideas!! keep 'em comin!!!!!!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

If you are a dreamer, come in,
If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
A hoper, a prayer, a magic bean buyer. . .
If you're a pretender, come sit by my fire
For we have some fax-golden tales to spin.
Come in!
Come in!
westbrook
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2007 10:54:58 PM »

There is Ultra Suede http://www.housefabric.com/categorysubview.asp?CategoryID=97&CategorySubID=251
http://stores.ebay.com/LYNNS-FABRIC-N-THINGS_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZQ2d1QQdptZ0QQftidZ2QQsclZ1QQtZkm

similar to leather you could make a vest out of, using any vest pattern and if you wanted use leather boot shoe stings to tie the sides together.

The vest looks good with nothing under it or a t-shirt under.

or http://cgi.ebay.com/Black-Leather-Vest-BNWT-XL-Women_W0QQitemZ300097056019QQihZ020QQcategoryZ15775QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
this is $5.00

I love this one
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NWT-LADIES-Women-LEATHER-Fringed-MOTORCYCLE-VEST-Large_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ6750QQihZ015QQitemZ250101436520QQrdZ1

well you get the idea... many to choos from in all sizes and prices.

I wear leathers when I ride my Harley. And a hint.. if you are going to wear leather pants.. buy 1 size smaller.. they will stretch!

black boots with a heel, it wearing straight legs, wear boots outside (tuck pants in) if bell bottoms, wear pants on the outside.

A harley bandana around you neck.

and get someone that works there to take your for a spin!

most of the time they sell t-shirts you can buy there and wear.. the owners will like it.. helps sell their products.

have a great time!!!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
motleycruiser
Anitsocial Butterfly
Offline Offline

Posts: 790
Joined: 17-May-2005


View Profile WWW
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2007 04:43:16 PM »

Honestly you have so many types of customers that will be coming in that it wont really matter.

You have the hard core old bikers who won't care about what you wear because you are cute thats all they care about.

You will probably have more RUBs (rich urban bikers) in your store they are usually the ones that buy a bike off the lot instead of building one. They are the ones who don't know the ettiquite of riding a bike ie wearing leather to protect your skin instead of shorts, wearing boots for your ankles instead of sneakers, so again they won't care because they probably won't know any better.

I have grown up around a LOT of bikers & a good portion of my friends are in the leather community. Wear what you are comfortable in but don't try to look like an American Eagel model. Go semi-casual thast what bike riding is. Always think what would I wear if I was on a bike to protect my skin from road rash & you will be good.

What really matter especially to old bikers is how nice you are & that your not upety.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

MaxineBrandywine
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2007 11:26:26 PM »

MaxineBrandywine- YOU RULE.. i checked out some of your topics (how do you get to your gallery?) i got so many cute ideas.. way kewl, thanks for posting here!!!


Sorry I didn't see this till today...

I'm not sure exactly how to get to it but here's the direct link..
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=71788
Thanks for the compliments Cool
How are you doing with the job and the wardrobe so far...?
Maxine
THIS ROCKS   Logged

http://www.etsy.com/shop/MaxineBrandywine
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.
Margaret Thatcher
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Intoxication Station
Tute Tuesday: Little Bunny Rabbit Toy
Hanging Around



Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org, © 2009-2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands