Does anyone on /fa/ ever make their own clothes?
I have a decent ass sewing machine I was left from my grandmother.
I'm looking for anything on clothing making.
>I make my own clothes
you're going to have to go to school for two years to learn patterns to even start to be able to tbh
if you just want to make long tshirts thats one thing but rick had a reputation as the best in the city for a reason bruhbruh
Can you failures not see the panels of fabric in your mind and transfer via basic geometrics, measurements, and eyeballing? This shit is easy, been doing it with costumes for myself and others (selling, and for girlfriends) and my own clothes for years. It may take some time to learn, but it's really simple shit, no matter the piece. Just dedication for more complicated stuff like jackets with linings, etc. If you have half a brain, you can figure out patterning in a very short time. I was making jeans and jackets in my mid teens.
i love patterns and it comes very easily to me. maybe it does to you too, but my experience with colleagues at school and in the industry is that it's impenetrably arcane to them and i might as well be the white wizard gandalf for all they understand about what i do. your statement about how easy it is just is not the case.
btw, do you do production patternmaking, do you know how to work with darting and shaping, or are you just talking about making roughly anatomical boxes that happen to sew together?
Yes you can figure out basic concepts through sheer picking apart but it takes much, much longer to teach yourself than going to school for it, and you'll probably never quite reach the same level of technical skill as someone who was professionally trained.
Also Rick isn't exactly a designer who produces clothes that are simple to rip off compared to others, and there are lots of technical subtleties that would probably go missed or not understood to the untrained individual
this isn't to intimidate anyone or keep them from trying btw, but you need to be realistic about your expectations because what rick/what the people in the industry who are making your clothing do is not a simple task. it's very skilled labor and many of them aren't making nearly enough for their abilities.
The best part about making your own clothes is you can be picky about your fabric choices. With Internet resources, you can find anything imaginable. Enjoy making clothes, OP. It's a fun hobby!
Oh please tell me of these "technical subtleties" that are present in clothes that aren't found by looking at a goddamned piece of clothing. And I'm by no means a savant, but my father taught me how to use my mind and my hands to figure out things, and that has served me well enough. At a young age, he taught me woodworking, then we moved on to sewing when I was in middle school, followed by mechanics and electronics (dismantling engines, soldering breadboards, etc) in high school, and before I left home we had a bout with leatherworking. I continued the leatherworking through today, as well as the sewing, and hope to have a shop like his one day to teach my son/daughter the same skills.
But I guess since none of you had parents worth a damn, you're all bunch of NEETs with no skills.
It sucks being autistic.
>my dad was the same
>tfw as a child you realised not everyone has access to this kind of childhood :(
It's really not that hard.
First thing I made was a pattern for a Sruli tee, vectored it up to size based on the picture on the tag, and the measurements of the real one.
From there it's just geometry in two dimensions and being persistent enough to spend the time sewing it all up.
What do you learn at fashion school? Surely it doesn't take years just to learn about properties of fabrics, sewing and patternmaking? (ps this is a sincere question)
there's a considerable amount to cover in terms of technique including pattern making, which should be the bulk of any education because there's so much subtle technique to teach. why don't you post some of your work and i'll tell you what i think of it?
sruli is hardly a masterful patternmaker btw, lol
You guys might end up spending more when you factor the time, labor and sourcing of material
Some of a Ricks fabrics are out of this world, no store will sell his blends and it will be a challenge to buy these fabrics at a decent price without importing a couple dozen yards in the least.
I'd stick to interpreting ricks clothing into more deconstructed patterns instead of outright imitate him
By the way I am getting into fashion again because I don't want to spend 500$ on some cotton piece imported from the deserts of Africa when it cost them less than a dollar to make
I am also learning leather working and hope to learn basic silver smithery :3
I hope to share but was curious to know can you "protect" you designs and clothes from "theft"?
Yeah I've emailed the people that supply Voidthebrand with their fabric for their Rickshit and they said I had to buy at least a thousand yards. I've visited a few fabric places for shirts and I was not happy with their cotton jersey. Textiles has been a pain in the ass.
lmao this post and this entire thread
>I'd stick to interpreting ricks clothing into more deconstructed patterns
>I hope to share but was curious to know can you "protect" you designs and clothes from "theft"?
>Surely it doesn't take years just to learn about properties of fabrics, sewing and patternmaking?
"One of the best things about this industry is that there is always something new to learn. Or, better yet, something OLD to learn. At design school, I missed the announcement that said “Attention: It will be impossible for you to learn everything there is to learn about making clothes, even if you spend your entire life doing it.” I missed it because no one ever said it! They should have though, because it’s astounding. Simultaneously humbling and inspiring."
- Errolson Hugh
For fucks sake, enough with all of this. Of course you can construct a garment with enough time + common sense, something to copy and some shit skill on a sewing machine, but please don't act as if this is going to come out as even a passable garment. You might succeed @ a shit-tier level H&M piece if you have a serger around.
It takes a couple years of formal training to learn pattern-making, draping, fabrics/textiles, multiple types of seams, finishing, trims, grain, closures, grading, fitting, inner-construction, interfacing, lining, hand-sewing, tailoring, technical design, etc etc etc.
Yes you can get by sewing together a couple of tshirts that will drape like shit, but enough with this herp derp what's the point of schooling shit.
> tfw all these faggots who can't into design or basic skill
>Any recommendations for essential books about basic (and medium/advanced) sewing/making clothes please ?
Start with this. As kitch as it looks, it covers most basic sewing/seaming techniques and alot of basics that you should learn before anything else.
This is the most common patternmaking book for schools. Hella outdated style-wise, but with enough common sense, you can use it as a resource to figure out much of anything.
Most importantly just pay attention to how garments are constructed. Notice how seams are sewn, compare shit garments to nice garments, and get a feel for all types/qualities of fabrics. And don't expect any of this shit to be easy as plebs above may have implied, it's a fuck ton of work. Good luck anons.