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« on: February 15, 2005 02:22:35 PM »

i love craftster and have been lurking and stealing ideas for awhile now, although the majority of it is stuff i make for my girlfriend or lady friends. So heres some stuff i've made in the last couple months

my first jacket attempt, worked out great actually. my brother said it looks like i bought it at some snobby pretentious store which i took as quite the compliment. its made from fabric my mom had laying around  for 15 years. i added, button closures on the sleeves since they turned out to big, it was a sweater pattern intended for ribbing.

next came the brown jacket, fixed the sleeve problem with the first one and added pockets at the side/waist sort of area, you know the ones, anyway, i had kept trying to put my hands in non existant pockets on the first one i thought this one needed them, they worked out fantastically. i also sewed some lettering on the back, its  says "lmc" if you can't read it. it was intended to be very subtle, seems to work.

then i found this awesome stripped fabric, and thought i'd give ribbing a try which was easy as pie

first try at a hoodie, easy, well, i fucked up the zipper, when i sewed it on i stretched one side more than the other and therefor the pockets and bottom didn't line up, i did my best to fix it at the bottom.

I know none of this stuff is particularly "funky" or "wild" like so much of the stuff here, but its what i wear and i'm kicking my self for all those years of paying for overpriced clothes when i could have been making one of kind items for much less. anyways, i just wanted to share, and maybe show some of the other male lurkers that there are guys out there on sewing machines.

ps- yes, those are hot air balloon curtains, and they are amazing.
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2005 02:28:19 PM »

A guy on a sewing machine - *swoons*

I think you have a great sense of style. You've done such a fab job on those, they look really professional. If I was a guy I'd wear them Cheesy

I especially like the first and second. The button closure is a nice touch, even if it was due to error!
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2005 04:12:49 PM »

Awesome! They all look so professional. Cheesy Now I have an idea of what to make for my boyfriend. Wink I'd kill for a fellow mate that makes his own clothes. Props to you. =D

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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2005 04:23:05 PM »

Wow those are crazy awesome. I love the 2 suit looking jackets. Heck, I love them all!

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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2005 05:26:04 PM »

Very nice -- I completely agree with your brother, except that I'll say they look like clothes from former pretentious store that have now ended up in a thrift store and are even cooler because they have a vintage/classic feel about them.  I am emailing this link straight to my brother who just learned to use a machine.
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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2005 05:36:39 PM »

those jackets are soo hot... Shocked Grin

« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2005 05:42:49 PM »

you totally rock, I wish I had your sewing skills
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2005 03:40:15 AM »

This is such great work. I wish I was that good with a sewing machine...

I would love to be able to make a jacket, but it's all seems soooo hard. I've tried making tops and that is soo hard...

anyway, I'm well impressed..so good

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« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2005 04:30:51 PM »

all of your stuff rules. i love the idea of making your own hoodie, i may just have to give that a shot. 

and I think it rules to have more boys sewing. You all need awesome one of a kind clothes just as much as us girls Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2005 05:38:28 PM »

wow, awesome feedback, makes me feel great, thank you.

i'd highly suggest that anyone who's wondering if they can make a jacket or a sweater go grab a pattern and give it a try, seriously.
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