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A Hole Upcycled outfit (geddit?!)

Added May 22, 2010

by Geeky Seamst...

County Durham, O...






so I went to see Hole (squee) recently at brixton and this is what I wore.

Upcycled Hole tank:
started life at an XXL mans t-shirt I picked up from a charity shop for £2.50 (infact I think alex bought me it so it was free lol!) as I recall I didn’t intend to make a vest/tank but I royally screwed up the sleeves so it was a salvage job. I hemmed the sleeves but left the colar raw (rock and ROLL!) and ran a small zigzag stitch about a centimetre from the raw edge to safeguard against possible fraying (althogh the fabric doesn’t seem to have frayed so thats good)

upcycled Jeans pleat Skirt:
remember by failed bustle skirt? well this is one of the many projects that will rise from it’s ashes.
I ripped the leg seams on a pair of cherokee jeans (from tesco, I didnt wear them because the leg shape didnt feel right) and cut off the legs leaving me with 4 lengths of denim. I then hemmed the lengths making them all equal widths and sewed them all together in one long length, splicing some of my failed bustle skirt fabric into the mix.
I folded the long strip of fabric into box pleats and stitched to the jeans – the pleats aren’t equal I needed more fabric really… but again, rock and roll!

Material Notes

1 oversized Tshirt
1 pair of crap jeans



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    May 23, 2010, 09.10 AMby lilibellech

    So cool! I love the details such as skull fabric etc.

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    May 22, 2010, 08.23 PMby Isabel Alexander

    Hey =P Aww, look at yoouuu. Preettyyy.

    =P You used some of the fabric. Really neat idea for the skirt! It’s so cute.
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    May 22, 2010, 08.21 PMby runningwithscissors1

    Great concert outfit! Love the upcycling. Great job!

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      May 22, 2010, 08.43 PMby Geeky Seamstress

      yea, if I’d had more presence of mind I’d have got a ‘before’ shot… nevermind, hindsight is 20:20 :-) thankyou!

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