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Charming boy is charming (DIY thread)

PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:49 am
by sknss
Tell us about your DIY projects so that I can steal your ideas later.

Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:52 am
by can-
my roommate made me this fake comme wallet for my birthday
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riri zip and shit

Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:57 am
by sknss
nice, you should invite her here!

what does it look like closed?

Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:07 pm
by bels
why do you assume its a girl sknss that's sexist

Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:36 pm
by Syeknom

Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:30 pm
by sknss
do you even read ben's posts bela, psh

Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:54 pm
by bels
Why do you assume he has only one room mate?

Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:58 pm
by sknss
how many fashion oriented roommates can one have

Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:59 pm
by Syeknom
Only one, it's the limit

Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:29 pm
by can-
think im gonna cut up some of my dads old shirts and enlist mom to put locker loops on a couple of my more rugged button ups that lack them.

Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:33 am
by bels
I actually use my locker loops when I'm at the gym and it's great.

Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:35 pm
by YoungCanoeist
The Noragi Project

After bela's suggestion, I thought it would be really nice to make a noragi with my grandma (who was a seamstress) before I left for school. I struggle with being verbose, so here's some pictures.

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the body is done!

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a little while later

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making the collar

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and the final product:

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open

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closed

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with belt tied in the back.

legit fit pics to come soon!

Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:42 pm
by can-
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Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:30 pm
by YoungCanoeist
Hahahahahaha A+

Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:39 pm
by starfox64
what is it made out of? how long did it take you to make? where did you find the patterns?

Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:23 pm
by YoungCanoeist
It's actually just a chino fabric like hiroki does. It worked pretty well, it's got some weight to it.

Took about a week but only because my grandma is so good at making clothes haha!

The patterns were in a book (first two pics) that she had. It was entirely in Japanese so I have no idea what it was or where it was from. But it's pretty much a kimono but cropped to waist length and visvim made it a modern design my slimming the sleeves to more of a shirt-like width. My grandma really dislikes that change lol. She laughed when I told her that vis noragis go for $800 because (she said) farmers back in the day would pay next to nothing for them! Lol. Grandmas on the vis hate train.

Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:25 pm
by can-
drop out of college and start selling those to the internet for 350$ MTM noragi made by japanizu obaasan

Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:13 am
by bels
centrica must be close to the ideal visvim customer for their whole "Japanese style americana" vibe.

Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 3:46 pm
by RycePooding
But can we get a: CARETAGS15 code?

Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:28 pm
by sknss
eccentrica, where do you buy your fabrics?

i went to a few fabric stores looking for plaid but everything is so expensive. maybe i'm cheap too.
anyway i will gladly accept anyone's old flannels

Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:25 pm
by sknss
RycePooding send me your flannels >(smiling)

Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:26 pm
by can-
what are you trying to make sknss?

Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:30 pm
by RycePooding
dont you live in france

Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:32 pm
by sknss
some kind of junya patchwork shirt

and yes ;(

Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:44 pm
by can-
sknss, anyone in america with access to a goodwill/savers/etc could easily pick up as many plaid flannel shirts as you want for about 2-3$ a pop. let me know if you want

Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:27 pm
by RycePooding
Ya salvation army in my town has them for legit 1 dollar, some cool ones too.

Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:43 pm
by sknss
yeah i might take you up on that offer when i'm back home. thanks!

Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:20 pm
by YoungCanoeist
also throwing my hat in for copping old flannel 4u sknss. also i don't think there are notifications but check my rating of your earlier comment (where i get fabrics)

Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 4:25 pm
by sknss
thanks eccentrica!

Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:18 pm
by ramseames
Will add more pictures when I get home on the 8th but basically I added a very simple strap to make a sling for my NSW fishtail.

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Bought 1" nylon webbing and a plastic strap adjuster like so;

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Spent like $15 on it because I didn't want to risk breaking stuff and running out of materials, but realistically you could do it for <$5.