I know these threads are usually the same shit over and over, but every other type of thread is too. Here are some vans i dyed with tea. i like how they turned out. pretty much turned them into worn in looking vans without wearing them.
i just got the cheapest black tea the grocery store had. i boiled a large pot of water big enough to fit both shoes in. put 5 or 6 teabags in and boiled it for a few minutes until it was really dark. i rinsed the shoes with tap water and put them in the pot and then removed the pot from the element and let the shoes soak in the hot tea for an hour and a half. then i removed the shoes, rinsed them with cold water and let them dry.
i'm not sure what caused the browner areas. they appeared over the course of drying. when i took them out of the tea they were a solid tan color.
theyre great. the material is really nice. like almost iridescent in person. theyre pretty stiff when theyre new. similar to breaking in raw denim. they fit really well on me. definitely slimmer than on any pic i've seen of people wearing them. i'd size down on them though. they fit really generous in the waist. i have to wear a belt with the smallest size they make.
Is there a way of turning these white? They're pretty beat up.
Looks nice OP! I just hate that bright white new shoes effect in the bottom of your eyes when your walking :')
I usually take a piece of dried mud en scrape that over the side of new white soles.. the texture kinda absorbs the dust/sand. Looks a bit like you fastforwarded walking 2 weeks
for the boots i used black shoe grease and a shoe brush, i applied the grease on the boot and then heated it with a lighter but without burning the leather, then i quicly brush it off, the grease stays there, the bad thing is that when they leather gets scratched you can see the original colour of the leather
for the jeans i just sewed them from the groin seam and then gradually making them narrower following a very long curve until the knee, then staright from the knee, you have to unstitch the cuff and then sew it again once you´re done with the leg
i might make an infographic on it when i have enough time and some jeans to taper
Is there a way to paint the stitching of these sneakers black? Minding the fact that they're leather, not canvas? I'm worried about fucking up the leather in the process.
literally just colored them with sharpie because they've been in my house for like a year, barely worn
>inb4 boat shoes
Made this top from a Japanese pattern book. This is just test fabric. I'll get some nicer fabric and better matching colors next weekend. Not sure if it's too costumey to wear out, but it was easy to make and I think looks cool.
im almost done with this tee
i think i need to change the collar tho it might be too big
your post made me realize how this board is missing guides for DIY clothes. as someone who wants to get into clothing design, i dont know where else i could learn, besides going to a trade school.
Oh I get it. But you didn't actually take clothing with the geometric print on it, cut it up and stitch it on did you? It doesn't look completely the same as the geometric print on the drkshdw stuff, so where did you get it?
try it, but wearing anything joy division related on your clothing is pathetically tumblr core. its the type of thing people will be laughing behind your back at if you go into any moderately hip neighborhood
i like post punk too. i also like joy division. im just saying that there joy division has a stigma of being a common thing for dilettantes to pretend to like. and about undercover. that is different because of it being a japanese company. they just did a psychocandy collection which is right up there with entry level tumblr core people.
but its kindof like supreme. if you wear it in the us, there is alot of stigma of being a follower or fake fashion fan, whereas in japan nobody cares about odd future or swagfags
>be the poster of the DIY boots
>totally forgot about the inforgraphic
>have shit to di for school
well, you´re fucked for these two weeks
i might even add up a how to make a vest for the wait, you can make anything out of a vest concept, just make the panels longer and add sleeves and you´ve got yourself a coat
im about to buy a pair of kent wangs. once they get old i want to splatter them with the ink from some of my fountain pens.
>do you guys think this will work
>will the ink rub off or smear
thanks for the input. expect to see me in a year or 2
I made these two bleached tees yesterday. I'm pretty disappointed. I was hoping the bleached area would be much lighter. Any tips? Should I give it another bleach soaking?
was going for something like this
if you wnat the pic then you are going to have to dye the rest of the shirt white. bleach will NEVER come out as white. a white at most.they probably ombry beached it then dyed the rest with white
yours still look good tho
>go as grandma how to do it
>go be a apprentice with a tailor
>buy yourself a sewing machine and lots of fabric and learn on the internet or by yourself
thanks grandma for gifting me the knowledge of clothes making
well, i´ve tailored all my new pants, a knitwear jumper and made a vest for my little sister
i copped a XXL size black shirt to make it Tricky Ricky style by just tapering it, also i bought 2m of fabric to make a coat out of it, ofc it wont be fully functional because it would be just the base of a coat
Thanks for the tip! I'm going to look into getting some black dye for white tee dipping. Will post when I do. I'm really not a fan of orange, it doesn't look good with the rest of my palette complexion and it looks bad with my skin tone.
>Anything interesting I can do with the orange section? Otherwise I will just stick them in my cupboard and never look at them again.
I am actually.