SELF-MADE STYLE.

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do you make stuff to wear? showcase your talents.

real men have been preparing manly dishes for centuries (elmo argonaut), Friday, 21 September 2012 18:04 (six years ago) Permalink

this is a good place to post sewing and knitting projects but also for jewelry and leatherwork and friendship bracelets and whatever else you can think of. i think hand-made things, crafted for yourself or given as gifts, are some of the best accents to style that exist and this is a thread to celebrate them.

real men have been preparing manly dishes for centuries (elmo argonaut), Friday, 21 September 2012 18:07 (six years ago) Permalink

also this is on my mind because fall is here and that means many more indoor hours of being crafty, i am hole punching cardstock as we speak to make the components of a tablet weaving loom

real men have been preparing manly dishes for centuries (elmo argonaut), Friday, 21 September 2012 18:41 (six years ago) Permalink

anyway, i'll start it off with a pic of some pocket squares i made last year. the b&w and multicolor madras are made from old, much beloved shirts, the navy/white/red from thrifting fabric

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lmcixqwMJ41qjnwvko3_1280.jpg

real men have been preparing manly dishes for centuries (elmo argonaut), Friday, 21 September 2012 18:50 (six years ago) Permalink

WHOAAAAAAAA

the late great, Friday, 21 September 2012 20:12 (six years ago) Permalink

nice!

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 21 September 2012 20:12 (six years ago) Permalink

my friend is gonna get me hip to this weaving technique, which should hopefully result in narrow patterned bands to use for belts, bracelets, key fobs, etc. i'm pretty stoked.

real men have been preparing manly dishes for centuries (elmo argonaut), Friday, 21 September 2012 20:33 (six years ago) Permalink

Old pic of me in a hat, pattern by my favorite knitwear designer, Stephen West

http://images4.ravelrycache.com/uploads/Abbigail/76721621/westward_medium.jpg

The Most Typical and Popular Girl Rider (Crabbits), Saturday, 22 September 2012 02:40 (six years ago) Permalink

My goal for homemade style is not to look like I made my own stuff

The Most Typical and Popular Girl Rider (Crabbits), Saturday, 22 September 2012 02:43 (six years ago) Permalink

I do not succeed at it

The Most Typical and Popular Girl Rider (Crabbits), Saturday, 22 September 2012 04:17 (six years ago) Permalink

elmo do you just trim squares and hem the edges?

The Most Typical and Popular Girl Rider (Crabbits), Saturday, 22 September 2012 04:18 (six years ago) Permalink

haha i <3 everything you have to rock that scarf w/ the confidence you bring to the hat

the late great, Saturday, 22 September 2012 04:21 (six years ago) Permalink

no joke that scarf is fantastic!

the late great, Saturday, 22 September 2012 04:21 (six years ago) Permalink

knitters start dressing in a deranged way eventually
they lose touch with what non-knitters would wear
it happened to me a long time ago but I'm in denial

The Most Typical and Popular Girl Rider (Crabbits), Saturday, 22 September 2012 04:22 (six years ago) Permalink

xp you're too nice

The Most Typical and Popular Girl Rider (Crabbits), Saturday, 22 September 2012 04:22 (six years ago) Permalink

abb, pretty much! i did the edges in a rolled hem, it's the only hand-sewing technique i know how to do

real men have been preparing manly dishes for centuries (elmo argonaut), Saturday, 22 September 2012 14:52 (six years ago) Permalink

You know who has kind of a homemade style vibe
is Neelix
all those arty quilted tunics like made by some postmenopausal Unitarian with a shelf of Sewing with Nancy VHS tapes, batik dying things at home

The Most Typical and Popular Girl Rider (Crabbits), Thursday, 27 September 2012 02:03 (six years ago) Permalink

http://warriordoc.com/startrek/images/Voyager/Neelix.jpg

from the Starfleet Butterick catalog

The Most Typical and Popular Girl Rider (Crabbits), Thursday, 27 September 2012 02:04 (six years ago) Permalink

lol yeah he's like the intergalactic high school textiles/crafts teacher

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 27 September 2012 02:06 (six years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

http://i.imgur.com/HDA87.jpg

a cute little belt i made for my sister's birthday. she's 7.

real men have been preparing manly dishes for centuries (elmo argonaut), Thursday, 1 November 2012 14:10 (six years ago) Permalink

i'm a bit worried that i made the belt too small / short. it's about 27" long which i think should be more than enough but i'm just guessing and second-guessing. this is the 4th thing i've made on the inkle loom, and i'm just getting a handle on how to manage my weft tension to keep the selveges even. it's pretty fun, though! and this one looks decidedly less crafty than the first couple things i wove.

real men have been preparing manly dishes for centuries (elmo argonaut), Thursday, 1 November 2012 15:17 (six years ago) Permalink

i mean it's still pretty damn crafty lookin' but hey

real men have been preparing manly dishes for centuries (elmo argonaut), Thursday, 1 November 2012 15:18 (six years ago) Permalink

Cute! 27” should be fine for a 7yr old

just1n3, Thursday, 1 November 2012 17:13 (six years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

so yeah i've been into this lately, very much

⚓ (elmo argonaut), Friday, 31 May 2013 13:41 (five years ago) Permalink

when i quit smoking in december i started doing a lot of crafty things and came to start making a lot of friendship bracelets, keeping my hands occupied with repetitive motions turned out to be a key coping skill

⚓ (elmo argonaut), Friday, 31 May 2013 13:49 (five years ago) Permalink

also i recently finished a sewing class and made myself 2 neckties, both summer madras, and they look pretty damn good if i say so myself. i plan to continue honing my sewing skills but don't really have my workspace set up in my new apt yet

⚓ (elmo argonaut), Friday, 31 May 2013 13:52 (five years ago) Permalink

the plan for the rest of the year involves borrowing a friend's table loom and weaving my own fabric which i will then turn into neckties. i have ambitions.

⚓ (elmo argonaut), Friday, 31 May 2013 13:54 (five years ago) Permalink

wow, that is ambitious!!
i need to keep my hands busy too, totes understand that, and have been toying with the idea of starting with simple curtains because honestly, i don't want to pay for the ones i want to have.

free your spirit pig (La Lechera), Friday, 31 May 2013 13:58 (five years ago) Permalink

oh definitely! most curtains are dead easy and it's amazing how much you'll save

⚓ (elmo argonaut), Friday, 31 May 2013 14:02 (five years ago) Permalink

anyhow to conclude my blog post I will post some pictures of things i made itt from my instagram account

⚓ (elmo argonaut), Friday, 31 May 2013 14:03 (five years ago) Permalink

beautiful! beauuuuuutiful. nice photos too.

i wish i had better sewing skills but i guess the only way to work on them is to try something really really really easy (curtains) and be happy with the results, right?

free your spirit pig (La Lechera), Friday, 31 May 2013 14:07 (five years ago) Permalink

here is one of many many bracelets i have made because i am secretly a tween

http://distilleryimage9.s3.amazonaws.com/f94ae8f2c27f11e2aef922000a9f3c05_7.jpg

⚓ (elmo argonaut), Friday, 31 May 2013 14:09 (five years ago) Permalink

that is obv not finished but you get the idea

anyway, lots of other stuff here, follow me if you like crafts: http://instagram.com/elmo_argonaut

⚓ (elmo argonaut), Friday, 31 May 2013 14:11 (five years ago) Permalink

LL, i say go for it. even if you aren't 100% satisfied the worst that can happen is that you will have temporary curtains

⚓ (elmo argonaut), Friday, 31 May 2013 14:12 (five years ago) Permalink

there is a fabric store around here that has a huge bargain loft where everything is $1.99/yard, it is the best place and i have made most of my curtains with discount fabric

⚓ (elmo argonaut), Friday, 31 May 2013 14:14 (five years ago) Permalink

honestly, moving has put me back into my pennypincher mode and i'm thrilled by the idea of making the cutest cheapest curtains within my reach -- there's a great fabric store within walking distance and i am anticipating spending some time there. for me ideas are not the problem, it's finishing them to completion/perseverance. so if i can make something fast and easy and also cute and cheap? i am hoping that this will snowball a little until i have curtained the whole place, and then next proj.

so it will happen, starting next week

free your spirit pig (La Lechera), Friday, 31 May 2013 14:17 (five years ago) Permalink

Nice looking ties!

I used work as an industrial sewing machine operator in a necktie factory and I believe your ties would have passed inspection.

xp oh shit are you walking distance from Vogue Fabrics?????

carl agatha, Friday, 31 May 2013 14:20 (five years ago) Permalink

I AM

free your spirit pig (La Lechera), Friday, 31 May 2013 14:20 (five years ago) Permalink

a long walk, but a pleasant one

free your spirit pig (La Lechera), Friday, 31 May 2013 14:21 (five years ago) Permalink

ENVIOUS

Here's a no-sew curtain tutorial if the sewing part of curtain making feels intimidating: http://www.younghouselove.com/2010/02/nursery-progress-getting-the-hang-of-it/

carl agatha, Friday, 31 May 2013 14:22 (five years ago) Permalink

I used work as an industrial sewing machine operator in a necktie factory and I believe your ties would have passed inspection.

incredible

⚓ (elmo argonaut), Friday, 31 May 2013 14:26 (five years ago) Permalink

Amanda I found your curtain fabric.

Alternatively, Elmo, I found some good pocket square fabric.

http://www.fabricinspirations.co.uk/acatalog/Ready_For_Action_Black.html

carl agatha, Friday, 31 May 2013 14:47 (five years ago) Permalink

oh my
i was thinking of something more yellow-velveeta orange but that sure has its charms

free your spirit pig (La Lechera), Friday, 31 May 2013 14:52 (five years ago) Permalink

omg their flowers and foliage selection is O_O
want all!!
esp
http://www.fabricinspirations.co.uk/acatalog/img_quilting_2595_1.jpg

free your spirit pig (La Lechera), Friday, 31 May 2013 15:15 (five years ago) Permalink

want fireman curtains plz

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 31 May 2013 16:00 (five years ago) Permalink

Ha, I just saw that fireman fabric on Amazon this weekend. They have quite a variety of designs:
http://www.ahfabrics.com/

Oh maintenance (doo dah), Friday, 31 May 2013 17:18 (five years ago) Permalink


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