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Topic: Hideous huge beige pants into Pimptacular jacket!  (Read 15307 times)
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« on: December 03, 2007 03:27:33 AM »

I got really excited when I saw the challenge, and after I found two op shops on the same street, both filled with hideousness, I was even more enthralled!
Well...I found these pants and was overcome by their unadulterated hideousness. They cost me $6 Australian (I'm going to hazard a guess that that's about $4.50 US) Now, the stripes made me think PIMP!

LOOK AT THEM. They're supposed to be high waisted capris (I think.) They had waist darts...and a huge fly...and a horrible pilling crotch (which I made sure not to use.) I made sure I washed them...

Haha..they don't really fit me do they Tongue

That's what they looked like dismembered.

My family thought I was completely insane (especially since I look awful in beige), but with a bit of hacking, they became this awesome pimp inspired jacket!

I just wish I had a pimp cane and fedora to go with it...

There were more work in progress shots but my brother hasn't sent them to me and it's past 10 pm so I couldn't be bothered chasing him. He also didn't take any photos of the collar or anything. I didn't use a pattern, I just traced/modified from a jacket I already own. I would have added pockets but I'm too lazy.
The lining is a scrap I practice dyed (the green) and a threadbare purple sheet. I made bias binding from the green, which was a bit of a pain in the a***
I didn't have enough fabric for the sleeves so I had to make them out of black, the collar is lopsided and one of the sleeves has too short lining but I still love my pimp jacket, and it's awesomely comfy. It was an ambitious project for someone who only started sewing really in May or something, and I think I did pretty well.
I'm not terribly confident of success (especially after seeing ViolentJayne's entry) but even if I win nothing I still have a silly trashy jacket to wear.
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2007 04:40:17 AM »

hahah! WOW! that's so fun!! Tongue
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2007 05:34:01 AM »

That jacket is WAY cool!

« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2007 06:22:08 AM »

this is terrific!! you really have an eye!

good job!!!!

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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2007 09:19:02 AM »

Love the stripes!

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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2007 10:55:32 AM »

from pantz to jacket  Huh
Oh and its soo good  Shocked  The key lime pie green and the baby blue are so in tune!

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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2007 11:30:48 AM »

ha!!!!  love it! the first picture made me smile Grin

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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2007 03:56:53 PM »

What a great looking jacket...awesome recon!!! Good Job  Wink

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« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2007 04:18:39 PM »

very cool .. Id have never known that used to be those hideous pants ..great transformation Wink

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« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2007 04:51:11 PM »

I kinda like those pants  Roll Eyes heh heh..anyway..nice job!!!! I like to trace old clothes that fit me well and tweak em...though you never know what your gonna get....you look very happy in your pimp jacket.... Cool
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