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Topic: Homage to Jun Takahashi: hoodie and jeans  (Read 19591 times)
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« on: June 24, 2005 12:37:12 PM »

Here's my entry.  Upon reading the criteria for this challenge, I immediately thought of Undercover, the label by my man Jun Takahashi.  Specifically, I thought of the amazing jeans he did in his first collection in Paris. 

So I went to the Goodwill in search of materials, and was looking around picking out a couple things when the kid working there told me that on Sundays, everything with a certain color tag is only ONE DOLLAR.  Perfect, I thought, and I came back on Sunday and bought this stuff:

Three ankle-length skirts of various shades of grey, a houndstooth tweedy jacket, an uuuuugly pair of black jeans, and a flannel shirt.  The jacket and two of the skirts were lined, which gave me even more material to work with.  All this, plus I got the first Whitney Houston album, grand total $7.05.

I cut the each of the skirts down one seam to give me three basically flat pieces of cloth, and worked freehand, which I never do, to make this hoodie.  The hood was made from the stretchy waistband of the lightest-grey skirt.  (I don't know what's going on with my hair today.)

I had to alter the jeans, which were much to big for me.  This was extremely annoying, but they fit okay now.  Then I covered them over with as many little patches as I could hand-sew on in the time allotted!

I used the breast pockets from the shirt and the jacket as the back pockets, since I had to cut off the original pockets while resizing the jeans.

So that's my entry!  Hope you like it.


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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2005 12:45:17 PM »

Cute stuff!  Good job!  Looks like it was a lot of work.
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2005 01:57:13 PM »

Wow! It Looks Great! I'm impressed.

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« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2005 03:19:05 PM »

takahashi would be proud. I can't believe you free-formed that hoodie! Awesome!

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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2005 05:27:45 PM »

OOo I LOVE it!!!
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2005 09:16:25 PM »

fantastic job! that hoodie is un-freakin-real!

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« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2005 06:47:18 AM »

wow, i hope you're very proud of yourself!!  those are great!

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« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2005 08:59:29 PM »

Your outfit is fantastic! I loved how you used more than two items to make your outfit. Very very good! Cheesy

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« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2005 02:12:53 PM »

That is amazing!  Words can't describe how much I love it.

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« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2005 05:33:24 AM »

Fabulous  tribute to Jun Takahashi and IMHO the style and flair seems to work wonderfully for you.   Your man Jun was a new designer to me, so looked up his work and enjoyed a visit to his winter 2005 collection.  Thanks for expanding my horizions.   

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