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about to get into the whole process of altering clothing - tapering, hemming, the whole shebang. maybe even making some of my own

anything a novice should know before he starts fucking his shit up? what are some of the basics?

also general diy thread
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Get the Reader's Digest sewing manual.
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>>9714548
start with old clothes that you wont regret on fucking up, like an old pair of baggy jeans to practice tapering and hemming, same with old shirts and t-shirts

for the garment making you´ll need to buy some sort of book to get into some system to make patterns or you can copy the patterns from old clothes by deconstructing and marking each pattern into paper and the you can use those paper patterns to make more garments like the one you copied
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>>9714548
take some classes for basic sewing, trust me itll help big time, i was altering my clothes for almost a year before i took a legit class and realized how horribly i was fucking my shit up, and now i an actually make decent wearable articles
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>>9714548
I am also interested in this topic
for tapering jeans how far up do you generally unseam?
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>>9715413
IMO is better to sew first, then try them on, then adjust, preferably all the way trough so it looks more uniform and you dont get weak seam tips where the seam can start ripping, after you´re happy with the fit you cut the excess fabric and if you feel like it you add a bias binding to givee more structure and resistance
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>>9715389
are there any online articles that provide details on proper sewing? i don't think they have any classes over where i live
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>>9715389
>>9715698
also if not i would greatly appreciate a small tutorial
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>>9715751
there are shitload of tutorials on the internet, many are very technicaall other are simple enough to just get a grasp on it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18W00a_6BAQ
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>>9715789
is hand sewing feasible?
i don't own a machine
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>>9715894
well yeah, you can make whole garments by hand but it will be very labour intennsive, one single stitching that usually takes yyou like a minute to do in a sewing machine will take you half an hour by hand, also theres the chance that you dont get the proper thread tension thus making weak seams

investing in a sewing machine is a very good idea, many modern domestic sewing machines are rather cheap and have a lot of functions, like multiple stitching tchniques and even the function to sew buttons
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I got this patterned wool sweater, but it's too high contrast for my taste and would like to darken it using black dye. Is it possible to 'layer' the dye so the pattern is still visible and the sweater isn't completely black?

Also, does softening the wool with conditioner really help?

pic related is a similar kind of sweater (the colors of mine are a bit more muted tho)
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bump
DIY thread?
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when tapering stonewash jeans, is it going to interrupt the "grain" of the fabric (continuity of the wash)?
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>>9717903
Don't know how it would end up dyed, but i would bleach it to lower the contrast.
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>>9718236
not necesarily but you can join the grain flow when taapering but it would be rather hard, specially if the grain is faced to one direction
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>>9717903
You should bleach it
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Made a first sample for my sweatpants. The topstitching at the waist hem is a bit rough, as I didn't stretch it enough in the beginning, and I don't like how the pants make my hips look wider than they are. But that's the risk of a strong taper.
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I got the pattern from the spring edition of La Maison Victor btw. The material is a sweater knit, so it's very soft on the inside.
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>>9717903
dont bleach wool, unless you want it to melt
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>>9717903
black dye but or a lot of water, or little dye, and leave for less time
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>>9719082
those look very nice for sweatpants, ya did good
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>>9719077
those are tight - good job man
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I was tricked into buying this parka and it's 80% cotton, 10% polyester, 10% autism.

Can I dye it black? I literally have no previous experience in this field and would appreciate any advice. It's a nice jacket, but I don't think I'll be hiding in a tree line anytime soon.

Link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LUVS00U/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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>>9719556
I can't tell you the type of dye, but yes you can, they look very good dyed black.
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>>9719556
>>9719703

Actually, Google says you should use RIT dye and use as little as possible (repeating if need be)
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>>9719556
I think you would be able to dye it black but it would be difficult. take off the flag patches when you dye it and sew them back on when you're done.
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>>9719703
>>9719708
>>9719710

Currently sitting here with two bottles of RIT ready to throw this bitch in the washing machine.

Here's the catch, I've also got a bottle of bleach sitting next to me as well.

Should I try bleaching the jacket first? Or go ahead with round 1 of dye, see what the result is, and go from there?
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If a jean jacket is a very light blue, should I still bleach it before I dye to dye it pink?
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>>9720004
Bleaching kind of destroys the fabric so if you like the way it feels now I don't think you should.
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Fuck it
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>>9719981
Drink the bleach and use the Rit! I don't know about bleaching. I feel like it might remove the pattern (maybe that's what you want) but I'd be worried about damaging the integrity of the jacket
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water's warm boys
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a perfect pour, everytime

ps i don't know why these are all sideways, they're the right orientation in the folder I have them in
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>>9719556
>$25
LOL
Go buy one from /k/ or an actual milsurp store
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>>9720065
How much are they supposed to cost?
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>>9720017
i once had a pair of shorts that i wanted to bleach white. i put them in a bucket of bleach water and left it for a few hours, when i got back they cloth was literally falling apart, like it was being dissolved
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>>9720071

o fuck

I didn't put bleach in with it, just 2 bottles of dye lolol

>>9720065

it is actual milsurp, that's why it's so cheap dumbass
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>>9720081
Is the jacket black yet??
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>>9720459

its like 12 wash cycles deep atm, currently rinsing
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>>9720485
I'm sure you're going to already, but post pics

I'd like to see how this turns out
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>>9720499

will do. I've been prodding it with an iron pipe like churning butter for the last 30 minutes.
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>>9720081
I read somewhere you should use half a bottle! Oh shit! haha
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>>9714548

just read books.

consume, practice, fail, succeed.
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>>9720542

maybe ill be batman

Washing with soap now, last leg of the journey.

There's the pipe I've been prodding with for the last 30 minutes in the bottom right
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>>9720567

fuck, forgot pic
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>>9720567
I thought you're supposed to use a stove top for Roy dye? Are you going to mess up your machine using dyes? Or your clothes when you wash next time?
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>>9720577

the bottle says to run a full heavy wash on full load with a cup of bleach and detergent twice, so they made it washer safe
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>>9720577
RIT dye is designed to be washer safe
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I STILL can't find the shirt I'm meant to be distressing, it's really annoying. I haven't seen it for over a month.
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>>9720683
is it stressing you out?
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>>9720698
ITS DISTRESSING HIM OUT
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