do you make your own clothes? not talking about scabs and that kind of diy shit, but buying material and going at it from scratch.
pic related, leather flip flops I made.
I studied finance
On my spare time I made a small run of clothing
Then some boutique approached me with the offer
I'm just chillin now looking at a folder full of models to select for the look book
No one ever asked me if I ever studied design kek
youre either leaving some major detail out OR straight up making shit up...no offense....do you have any prior experience designing professionally? not just drawing sketches on paper...making proper blueprints? unless this particular co saw numerous impressive garments made by you - theres NO WAY IN HELL ANY FA CO would hire someone without at the very least seeing your background/PORTFOLIO/internships etc...
unless its your uncles company and you just sucked his dick
This is a Linen Henley I've been working on. Still have to make the placket, get some nice wooden buttons, and do the sleeves.
define "small run of clothing"
bc people dont just make small runs. you need to have the proper equipment and training. not to mention experience.
please do post your work. im sorry to be so skeptical....i just know how competitive fashion industry is and i apologize if im completely wrong
i have friends that make tees and dresses but by no means are they at production quality or have any design value..
Yeah it's not a stretchy material at all, and I've got no experience but from what I can tell, if it's stretchier it's harder to get a real grasp of how big it is. Basically I took a shirt I liked the fit on, traced it onto a 4 yards of linen, cut it, pinned it, and began sewing by hand.
I'm actually using 'hemp' rope instead of thread. Why? Just aesthetics, it might turn out like shit, but that's what experimenting is all about. At the bottom left where the seams meet, I'll put a Giant X-stitch so you can actually see the rope. I'm also trying to find the perfect buttons for the placket, originally I was going to use the rope again but I don't want it to look like a tunic. If anyone knows of any cool places to get unique buttons, let me know!
>I'm actually using 'hemp' rope instead of thread. Why? Just aesthetics, it might turn out like shit, but that's what experimenting is all about.
I'm not sold on that idea, thread will always be better but you're right experimentation is key.
Good luck Anon
idk, I don't think it's that farfetched
I have a friend who started making jackets because he was interested in making jackets for himself. Fast forward a year or so and he's making really nice leather jackets that are sold in boutiques and are even in museums. It's totally possible.
i didnt say impossible. there are always exceptions - however in this case - few and far inbetween.... im just not falling for it until i see some nice pieces....if he/shes made items that landed her that gig i dont see why she/he doesnt post them here.....even your friend spent a lot of time fine-tuning the craft and concentrated on jackets specifically for over a year....naw mean?
I don't think it's supposed to be easier to make fitting doll clothes; do you do it to save material?
I do it for practice. Im relatively new to sewing and with dolls, if i screw up its not a big deal since its only a small amount of fabric wasted. If i started off making actual clothes i'd just end up wasting fabric.
thanks. traced the sole from a pair of cheap sandals I liked and made a pattern out of pair for the upper so I could tweak it.
The black bottom is some dense foam/rubber I got from a shoemaker supply shop, top part is the thickest scap of vegetan leathe I coud get at the leather factory (they had thicker but I had to get the who skin)
upper is inserted in the slits in the leather sole, glued with neoprene glue and then riveted with copper rivets, then monogramed, then the whole thing is glued on the foam/rubber. the leather sole is a bit oversized, so I sand it until the whole thing is flush and voilà. don't have any process pics, sorry.
thinking of adding arch support and maybe a small heel when I make new ones
are you kidding?
its way more expensive to sew your own shit vs buying something on sale at H&M for $10
in the meantime you could be working or learning to do something that would make you a lot more money in the long run. opportunity cost.
not that bad actually. took me the better part of an afternoon to make a pair (once I had all the material) now I make them in about one or two hours and sell them to friends and stores.
once you get them right, glue the paper patterns on 1/8" mdf to trace/cut all you pieces and it goes super fast
i need thinner Oz leather. all mine i 14+oz put this into perspective, garment grade leather is arround 2oz, typicall workboots are 4-5oz leather. im using 14oz, its arround a quarter of an inch thich
the place is called federal leather, not that it could help you they probably don't even have a website.
do a search for soling sheets,pic del
they come in a wide range of thickness and chroma, usually sold in 2'x3' squares or something. you could also get oversized soles that are tapered, like a vibram or something but I never used them (ther are also usually around 3/4 to an inch thick, a bit too much for me)
there's this place in nyc that had a shitload of stuff liast time I went. you have to ol=pen a commercial account though to cop from them. If it's in your area I can look them up for you
not that much, around 20-25$ in materials tops and I didn't cheap out on quality either.
some sand snuck in between the leather and the foam sole when I took my prototype to the beach trying to do some quality control. changed the glue (from tandy leather factory contact cement to 3m neoprene glue) and haven't had any issue since, that was last autumn/beginning of winter, when I first started making them.
It looks like they're going to last very well now but only time will tell. It's a very simple design so it lessens the possibility of failure.
I've wondered this about other sandals too: is the thickness of the fabric and rivets between the layers significant enough to make either the sole or the footbed not flat? Like does everything turn out perfectly flat or do you have to carve out recesses or anything?
I don't know about fabric since this is mostly leather, but the flap of the upper (the part that's folded and inserted in the slot and sandwiched between the two soles) is flared out and tapered on the flesh side so that it's almost flush, minimizing the "step" that shows through.
To house the rivet heat, I've drilled a chamber in the foam sole.
pic related might be a bit confusing since it shows the bottom of the upper part of a right foot next to the top of the bottom part of a left foot. I've delaminated these ones after some sand made it's way between the two layers; you can see where the black foam rubbed off on the leather.
hope you appreciate how uncomfortable it feels to post your naked toes on the internet
i want to cop a new machine cuz mine is old as fuck and its starting to fall apart
the brand really doesnt matter as long as i can get it used and it still works fine
Singer and Juki are my best options but i want some opinions
well, sewing is really a long term investment and fabric is really cheap, i´ve got 3m of cotton felt for just $3 or $4 and i had enough to make a simple coat
i fucked it up because of the very small seam allowance and i had no idea how to make the sleeves, now i know how but machine is fucked up, now theres the real cost but een tho a new domestic machine isnt over $100or so
/management and ex accountant nerd