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self-tailoring & DIY clothing

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by injury, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. injury

    injury 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 7, 2008 Messages: 13,118 Likes Received: 778
    no idea how much traffic this will get, but why not.

    most L and XL shit fits fits well up top but everything gets wavy down below. and since tailors charge coke prices i'd rather learn how to tailor this shit myself.

    anyone else do this? opinions on pinch and pin vs this measurement method?

    i have a project in mind but need to get a sewing machine before I can properly add to this thread.
     
  2. ipod90

    ipod90 Senior Member

    Joined: May 20, 2008 Messages: 1,245 Likes Received: 57
    Interested also.
     
  3. ShortFuse

    ShortFuse Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 19, 2006 Messages: 2,665 Likes Received: 211
    I know its not always an easy thing when it comes to tailoring. My mother is a very big sewer but even she keeps her distance. I have a machine at my disposal but dont have much time to teach myself. Ill say this though. Tailors are expensive while typically seamstresses are not. Usually theyll take in a shirt or another article of clothing for ten bucks. Tailors tend to be expensive because if Im not mistake they start from square one and actually form an outfit for you from scratch while the seamstresses just alter.

    Not to keep you from your project, just trying to save frustration in the mean time. Usually Burlington Coat Factories have seamstresses within them. I know Ive gotten alterations for cheap and it looks to be ok work. I wouldnt take any suit of mine to them though if I was looking to get the chest and shoulders altered.
     
  4. Porcelain

    Porcelain Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 22, 2006 Messages: 8,151 Likes Received: 220
    Thought this was going to be about iron press-on designs transfer designs.

    I am guilty of making a few shirts from designs that were not available or made.
    HQ printer, Color transfer paper, iron, and a clean pressed shirt.
    Can't tell the difference. :D


    In relation to the thread. My grandmother would always cut our pants that were too short or we out grew into shorts. Made them look legit from right out of the store. Never payed attention to exactly how since i was younger. but i hope you find a way to make it work.
     
  5. MedicineCabinet

    MedicineCabinet 12oz Loyalist

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    tru.. only know how to fix minor tears & shit like that
     
  6. Boodah

    Boodah Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Nov 17, 2008 Messages: 909 Likes Received: 52
    Cut-off jeans are my next endeavor.
     
  7. injury

    injury 12oz Loyalist

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    Just did that actually & can advise, i'll post flicks. easy as hell.

    i think i may just do darts on the plain-colored shirts. the patterned shirts may be a lost cause.
     
  8. catdick

    catdick New Jack

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  9. catdick

    catdick New Jack

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  10. catdick

    catdick New Jack

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    maybe ill start trying to do cut and sew soon .... need to take a class
     
  11. Schnitzel

    Schnitzel Dirty Dozen Crew

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    anybody got any idea on where to get decent customised badges like you used to sew on your denim vest.
    these sort of things
    [​IMG]

    I found a bunch of cool old 1980's era buckethats that would have been given out at the footy but they have a drink maker's name on them (not a beer maker's name that might have been cool) and I want to customise them up to punt off.
     
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2014
  12. injury

    injury 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 7, 2008 Messages: 13,118 Likes Received: 778
    Reckon ebay could help you there. if shipping is outlandish i'm sure one of us (even me) could help.

    thread relevant: since i posted this i lost way more weight and now actually fit pretty comfortably into a men's M, so that tailoring need is less substantial. still want to make this one polo military shirt into some patched-out overshirt or something.
     
  13. One Man Banned

    One Man Banned Dirty Dozen Crew

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    [​IMG]

    Chicken skin suit. Yes, real.
     
  14. One Man Banned

    One Man Banned Dirty Dozen Crew

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    Ha! I have the old denim jacket & vest retired in the closet, has the patches & pins. I think I have the Live After Death one and the Jump In The Fire.
     
  15. !@#$%

    [email protected]#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 623
    i started making my own clothes in 2010.
    i'd say i've gotten pretty good.

    made a raincoat this year, and at the end of last year completed a dress with pockets, belt loops, gathers and a collar.
    my next big challenge will be jeans. prolly make a pair this spring or summer

    dunno. tailoring clothes is a good thing i guess.
    but if i had to sew shit i bought, i wouldn't wanna pay much for it.

    is anyone still looking at this thread?
    shit is so jumbled.
     
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