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PostPosted: 18 Jun 2013, 00:25 
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Hello,

My aim here is to create a place where I can post and discuss various projects that I work on. Im a hobbyist whom enjoys sewing by hand, refraining from pattern use or the use of any type of sewing machine. I have no design schooling background and im not looking to profit from anything I make. I just do this for fun :)

I have created a blog of sorts to organize images of my work. (its in my sig) Here are a few photos of my finished projects.

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PostPosted: 18 Jun 2013, 00:40 
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Im currently working with reindeer skin on a new style bag. I don't want to give too many details away, as its still a work in progress and may turn out a complete fail. I am looking for some great leather dyes though - so if anyone can point me in the right direction (paging Albert!) I would appreciate all the help I can get.

Here it is - a work in progress:
[image]http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g237/tomatous/deer_zps3e822896.jpg[/image]
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-Im also working on the 3rd iteration of the two face bag (This time I am constructing it from substantial cow leather-

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PostPosted: 18 Jun 2013, 07:44 
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Nice stuff! You seem to be able to work very 'cleanly' with your hands. I recently bought some leather to make shoes with, made some sandals to test the process. Any insight on leather types with a thickness of 2-2,5mm that will stand mostly on it's own and will crease a lot? I don't want anything that pops back into the pattern shape after every wear.

Dunno if I should post any off mine.. way too much to choose from.

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PostPosted: 18 Jun 2013, 19:29 
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can you tell me about gorilla1.jpg? tomatous


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PostPosted: 18 Jun 2013, 21:56 
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i wear my lorica bag summer and winter, all over the world. it's the best bag i've ever had! :D


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PostPosted: 18 Jun 2013, 22:01 
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Herr Urst: Thank you sir. I would very much like to see your work! If not here, could you pm me? Oh and as for the leather, I would recommend using baby calf or lamb. Both bunch nicely without becoming stiff. Hope that helps!

Thomas: Certainly. The entire jacket is made from gorilla tape. Its sold at most hardware stores (Lowes, Home Depot). I think I went through 7 massive rolls of it. I laid out very large slabs of the tape on top of each other, then cut each piece out individually, before taping them all together. The collar is made of soft lamb leather. The jacket is very restricting and unlined.

rilu: Thank you! Such a great compliment! I love seeing it in action :D

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PostPosted: 19 Jun 2013, 04:02 
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Some great shots and nice to see some of your projects man! The fabric for that draped coat/cardigan looks very interesting.

As for leather dyeing, I have not spent a huge amount of time on it personally. The Feibings dyes that are very common fall short in regards to resulting in a really nice product from my personal experience. Either that or it takes way too much post-dye replenishing to get it back to a nice condition.

Zam has done work with using fabric dyes for his leathers. The fiber reactive dyes will dye organic materials so they in theory will work for leather as well. I'm pretty sure that is what he has been using as of late. Worth a try!


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PostPosted: 19 Jun 2013, 09:50 
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Thanks, tomatous! I'll look into it. The hide I currently use is just too rigid for nice creases.

Gonna start with a small post, since I've got way too much to show

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PostPosted: 19 Jun 2013, 22:33 
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Thank you Albert. Fabric dye like Rit may produce an interesting result. I could certainly give that a try, as I have dyed garments before using Rit. I wonder if the process requires extended time?

Awesome Herr Urst: I was looking at your blog. Really impressive work. From what I gather, you take vintage military gear and alter it to your liking? Could you give more details on the piece you posted?

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PostPosted: 20 Jun 2013, 17:06 
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Thanks tomatous!
The coat was made from a BW shelter half that I still had around. I use that fabric for a lot of things.

The patterns for the top I just made up on the go

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other than that it's mostly just costumes and bullshit for filming

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PostPosted: 20 Jun 2013, 18:10 
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mr sausage, some rather ill jin-roh swag up in this motherfucker. when looking through your blog, i was hoping you'd post more images of these up-armoured trousers that look as though they've aramid with ballistic plates. do you have any more detailing their construction? the pattern on the coat is something, too - you'll be perhaps amused to know that many of the self-styled 'avant garde designers' aren't raiding military pattern books so much as the actual fabric from vintage military tents and blankets, and charging arm&leg range of prices for the final results.


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PostPosted: 21 Jun 2013, 00:55 
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Jin-Roh <3

I love what you did with the buckles on those pants. The half shelter pattern is quite nice as well. At first glance I had no idea that was something you made up entirely on your own.

What type of plaster did you use to make the mask?

I once made a similar mask from a splinting thermoplastic that reacts to being submerged in boiling water. Once taken out, it hardens within seconds. It also can be remolded at any time by re-heating.

Ive also used the thermoplastic splinting material to forge rings and chain links (covered in buffalo leather)
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The mask or the masks rather were made from polyurethane plastic. First sculpted in oil clay from which I made a mold with silicone rubber in which the plastic was poured for the mask. I made a couple of different designs for other projects already. Currently working on another one.

the first one I posted was basically a light version of this one
[image]http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6w6wiwlFy1rvhwhbo1_r1_500.jpg[/image]
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I'll look into the material you mentioned! any brand names? Looks great with the leather on top

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a few months back i picked up an old singer sewing machine - at least 70 years old for almost nothing and have since been having a go making garments. it was completely new to me but i've been messing around and this is the first complete item i've made...

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fabric is just canvas, and zipper excella. although i'm enjoying wearing it, rather than the industrial connotations i was more interested in creating minimal sort of uniform for myself. so next time i'm not using a zipper but silver buttons instead, and switching fabrics. i've had good results boiling linen/ wool blend to create warped, irregular textures so i'm on the look out for that.


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I'd love to see how that fits on you swims. Got any outfit pictures with it?

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not the best of photos as i'm not currently at home. most of the time i've worn it just tied around the waist with an lmaltieri linen labcoat - the only outerwear i have with the right sort of dry texture this canvas has. it's very rigid as seen with the knees, but is much better in movement. was a struggle making sure there were no kinks in the shoulders.

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looks really good for only a few months sewing experience tbh. i'm reminded of taking classes and watching in terror as the other students really butchered zipper applique so, gratz.

did you take any classes?

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thank you, i've been trying to find my own way, with the help of the singer pamphlet that came with the machine and then just improvisation. it's just something i've been doing whenever i have spare time between university work. the machine is incredibly simple and just does a straight fwd/reverse stitch which helps.

i've been quite lucky with this so far, having altered a few pairs of trousers and then putting together a rough pair to start with. really feared for my fingers through that first week though...


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Herr Urst: Apologies for the tardy reply. Your mask is very impressive. Also loved the zipper pants you posted in the other thread. What purpose does the hose serve - if any?

As for the thermoplastic I used, there are several companies that produce the material. It's purchased for fabricating splints of all sorts. It is ordered through therapy magazines or from online retailers.

I found some here:
http://www.pattersonmedical.com/app.aspx?cmd=getProductDetail&key=070_921108345

It is generally very pricey - since it is considered a piece of medical equipment. I was lucky enough to salvage a box full of scrap pieces that were going to the trash anyhow. :shock:

swims: Holy shit. That boilersuit is sick. Do you have any other home made homages to linea?

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this is amazing ! out of curiosity, how much can you carry in it, without feeling the bag is overwhelmed ?

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