Make it yourself? (17)

1 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2007-12-22 08:11 ID:B1m8wnsK

The fashion styles available where I live are unappealing. I've pondered making my own or modifying existing clothing. Course, I'll have to buy fabric and learn to sew and cut.

Any fashion designers or do it yourselfers here that have made their own stuff? Is it hard to get into and learn? What equipment would be good to start, like a sewing machine? Know any good clothing to start with which are easy?

2 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2007-12-22 22:47 ID:YGbjBx/a

you better learn the right way (take a course, or ask someone pro) rather using "trial and error" mode, it will save you lots of money in the process and make you better.

3 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-01-01 07:08 ID:RXbTZ34B

The easiest things to make, in my opinion, are skirts. There are a ton of styles, of course, but recently I've fallen in love with circle skirts because they're incredibly easy to make, and they naturally have folds in them.

4 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-01-03 21:13 ID:EH4DKvh9

Something I noticed the other day:

Some Japanese eroge games let you design clothing. If this were separated out from the rest of the game, it'd be a great tool to try out many different cuts and styles very rapidly. No longer would you have a vision that turns out poorly when put into practice: you could see the result long before you start for real.

I don't know if the real fashion industry has anything like this. They'd be stupid not to.

5 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-01-03 23:47 ID:UeA7NuZI

I think the real fashion industry just has talented artists instead of a program.

6 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-01-04 01:34 ID:EH4DKvh9

Yes, and just think what they could do if those talented artists had such a program.

Regrettably talent doesn't always get it right the first time. Is there something wrong with lowering the effort to try out various things?

7 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-01-04 11:34 ID:9wRRLbw0

For a talented artist, I'd say it would be easier to stick with what they know (drawing) than to try to learn a new method (program) because they've been doing it for years. Also, the designers are probably so good that they have the image in their head anyway and know from experience what works and what doesn't work.

8 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-01-04 16:38 ID:k2Tg9+WJ

I'm not sure I agree. Engineers use AutoCAD even for simple things, despite also drawing everything on a board once upon a time. I'm sure they can visualize a gear just fine.

Imagine you want to experiment with colour coordination: with a computer it's just a click. With a pencil it's more of a challenge. Likewise, you can keep a library of pieces of clothing you and others have proposed in the past, and mix it in with what you're making now. All quite effortlessly.

On top of that a computer can render out photorealistic images of that clothing, and on a variety of body shapes and tones. No need to wait while cloth is cut, employ an array of models and seamstresses, or a large testing wardrobe.

9 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-01-06 15:24 ID:gWsG01xs

Ah, but programs are limited. If a designer truly wants to employ a technique/shape/cut that has never, ever been done before, a computer would restrict him from being able to try that out.

10 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-01-06 21:42 ID:k2Tg9+WJ

I'm having difficulty imagining that. Unless the garment has more than three dimensions, how would a modeler have a problem?

11 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-01-06 23:20 ID:gWsG01xs

A garment made out of the fabric of time.


12 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-01-07 10:12 ID:z33L/JQa

Don't they just use photoshope to do all of that?

13 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-01-10 14:07 ID:oYPMW9yY

I dont think it would be a good idea for proper designers to use a propgram like that, but i think it would be very helpful to people who are wanting to make clothes as a hobby.

14 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-01-12 12:49 ID:KBIwWTpX

Especially if you could press a button and the clothing making robot makes it for you.

15 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-01-13 07:40 ID:k2Tg9+WJ

I would love if something like >>13,14 came true.

Design the clothes you want and have something like a print-shop for clothing zip out the design. It certainly beats going to The Gap. Seamstresses are more involved.

16 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-03-07 04:46 ID:ILW2zIHx

Easiest way to start modifying existing clothing is t-shirt. Use old t-shirt before you toss. Cotton jersey fabric is much easier to use and even you can leave edges meaning you don't have to finish with marrow machine.

17 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-03-19 04:00 ID:Heaven

It's all been done.
Everything old is new again.

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