Radical Self-Reliance: Ann Demeulemeesters zippers

May 30, 2013 at 7:46 pm

Here’s a couple apropos tutorials for this week.  Actually, I have one of my own as well to add.  Hopefully will get to it this weekend, just need some good pics.  Both blog sources Outsapop and Monoxious are awesome, i’m a long time fan.  I think with some twerking both of these diy ideas could turn into something spectacular. Tip: East Bay Center for Creative Reuse or other bulk store.  New=way to expensive.    

Radical Self-Reliance: DIY leather cut out gloves

May 24, 2013 at 7:27 pm
Chanel leather cutout glove diy

Ok, only vaguely in the realm of steampunk but c’mon.  Tutorial is on All The Good Girls Go To Heaven.    

Radical Self-Reliance: Strung Out

May 16, 2013 at 9:46 pm

Long-time fan of Zoetica’s blog Biorequiem. Among her many talents is makeup artistry.  Behold!!!!       and Shazam!!   Don’t be afraid of the bright  

Radical Self-Reliance: High-collar coat

April 30, 2013 at 10:49 pm
Burda high collar coat pattern

    Another good one (at least potentially good) pattern from Burda Style.

Radical Self-Reliance: Bamboo shoot-inspired dress

April 9, 2013 at 11:22 pm
only the small bamboo shoot dress

Inspired by yesterdays post on Neo Dia, I remembered an origami folded top from Tomoko Nakamichi’s Pattern Magic.  I featured another top of hers: Wearing a Square.  Turns out Lisa from Only the Small Things (who did the Mustard Hoodie) also came up with a stellar dress using this technique.  Really, really cool.  

Radical Self-Reliance: Fused plastic grocery bag vest

March 28, 2013 at 8:46 pm

Apparently this was made by laser-cutting fused plastic grocery bags.  I think you could totally do something similar with shopping bags, a hair dryer, and fine knife. From Craftster

Radical Self-Reliance: Crossover Coat – BurdaStyle.com

March 12, 2013 at 9:23 pm

  Coat pattern along the same lines as yesterdays feature on Vivienne Tam. Crossover Coat 09/2010 #120 – Sewing Patterns | BurdaStyle.com.

Radical Self-Reliance: Mustard Hoodie by Small Things

February 19, 2013 at 9:51 pm
Mustard Hoodie onlythesmall

This is a sweet-ass companion to this weeks earlier post on hoodies/zip ups.  Thanks to Small Things for the writeup on how she made it.  Recommended for a somewhat seasoned diy-er or beginner with balls. Small Things: Mustard Hoodie: The “Pattern”  

Radical Self-Reliance: Flora Brake Light Backpack

February 18, 2013 at 1:45 pm

GREAT idea for Burning Man. Overview | Flora Brake Light Backpack | Adafruit Learning System

Radical Self Reliance: Wearing a Square (Tomoko Nakamichi’s Pattern Magic 2)

February 15, 2013 at 2:22 pm
Pattern Magic- Wearing a Square by urbandon 1

Inspired by Lisa Shahno’s work earlier this week, I remembered that there are some batty geometrically flavoured patterns in the Pattern Magic series by Tomoko Nakamichi.  The Wearing a Square pattern is one of the more wearable items in the books as well as one of the simplest.  It can be made from a variety of fabrics including stiffer material making it look more like a business jacket, drapey jersey, and atypical metallic blends. The […]