How can I salvage my clothes into something Frankencool?
April 6, 2010 12:14 PM Subscribe
I want to start making clothes for myself. I have basic sewing skills.
posted by invitapriore to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (20 answers total) 67 users marked this as a favorite
Specifically, I want to turn the many busted pieces of clothing I have into something awesome. I have a lot of clothes lying around that I just don't wear: many pairs of jeans that have big gaping holes in them, t-shirts that are alright except they don't fit well/have a graphic I'm not especially fond of, etc. etc. I'm a dude, if it matters.
My goals here:
1. I don't want to buy more clothes to make clothes out of the clothes I already have. I'm definitely up for buying some fabric, if need be.
2. I do want to make clothes that don't get me arrested for indecency.
3. Nothing would please me more than if the result were totally wild and insane looking, but I do want it to be a focussed insanity. Using a bunch of completely unrelated and not especially complementary fabrics to patch up my tattered pants is an example of what I'm not going for.
4. I want the result to fit me fairly closely, assuming I change the shape of anything. I know that probably makes it a lot more challenging.
So, I know this is a very broad question, but I'm basically interested in finding out where to start. Have you tried this before? What skills do I need for the end result not to just look like an ugly burlap sack? Do you know of any good beginner-level projects that would suit me?