Project Runway Remake Challenge Presented by Rowenta - Tuxed...

Added Sep 29, 2010

by kelepso

Miami, Florida, ...

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Description

The tuxedo shorts were once a suit. The arm holes became the seat and pockets are topstitched at the back. The fabric at the arms was used for the inseam pockets, waistband and cummerbund (including lining). The iron was used to create new and remove or flatten existing seams and creases.

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I also created a simple jersey tank top from an oversized t-shirt that cost 95 cents. The arms and collar was cut away and then the sides narrowed to create a perfect fit. The raw edges are rolled and stitch to finish the garment. Finally, the iron was primarily used to flatten seams on the shirt.

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Material Notes

Cotton, Velcro, 4" Zipper, Old Jersey Shirt, Thread, Old Polyester Suit

Difficulty

Advanced

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Men
Garment Type
Shorts
Style
Bridal, Classic, Evening Wear, Geek, Goth/Gothic Lolita, Preppy, Punk, Rock, Romantic
Material
Cotton, Other

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    Jan 30, 2011, 05.56 PMby Samo Marko

    Ooo men, such a great job… wow… I like ur style totaly…

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    Oct 11, 2010, 03.02 PMby aur0ra

    This is such a great refashion! Just a really cool and creative idea. Good job!

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    Oct 5, 2010, 08.07 AMby Peter Lappin

    Very cool!

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    Sep 30, 2010, 08.47 PMby lilo18

    wow, you deserve to win. It’s great!

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      Sep 30, 2010, 10.20 PMby kelepso

      Thank you Lilo18! I am looking forward to seeing the results for the winners. Wish me luck :-)

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    Sep 30, 2010, 01.06 PMby Gurtlamorous

    if u make another i would buy it lol very well done

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      Sep 30, 2010, 03.02 PMby kelepso

      I am considering making a few more to sell. I will definitely post them to the site and keep you posted. Thanks!

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    Sep 30, 2010, 12.25 PMby nidhi

    brilliant refashion!

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      Sep 30, 2010, 03.02 PMby kelepso

      Thank you Nidhi!

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    Sep 29, 2010, 11.56 PMby loyl8

    I love IT!!! Great remake and very creative!! Good Job!! :)

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      Sep 30, 2010, 03.23 AMby kelepso

      Thanks loyl8

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    Sep 29, 2010, 08.47 PMby auntibrig

    Great Great GREAT IDEA!!! Good luck!

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      Sep 30, 2010, 03.24 AMby kelepso

      Thank you auntibrig. I hope I win.

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    Sep 29, 2010, 06.55 PMby irin

    This is unreable, amaizing, killing, unique shorts!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Sep 30, 2010, 03.26 AMby kelepso

      Thank Irin. Im siked that you like them.thanks for making me smile.

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    Sep 29, 2010, 12.44 PMby elguanche

    just great! Where can I vote?

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      Sep 29, 2010, 01.19 PMby kelepso

      Thank you El. You can’t vote. There is a jury that will choose the winner.

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    Sep 29, 2010, 09.45 AMby sokkenmonster

    Wow this is so smart! Love the way you can see the jacket and at the same time a completely different garment, excellent job!

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      Sep 29, 2010, 01.20 PMby kelepso

      Thank you Sokken. I really wanted to maintain the integrity of the suit jacket.

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    Sep 29, 2010, 09.27 AMby ichigogirl

    Super cool. Great reconstuction, I love the way you used the lapels of the jacket for flaps on the pockets, and the fit is great (you used the sleeves for the legs/seat? Wow).

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      Sep 29, 2010, 01.22 PMby kelepso

      Thanks. I wanted to give a longer explaination, but we where limited to 300 characters. Basically, once I removed the arms and ripped the center back seam open, you attach the opening of the arms together to construct the seat. The “breast of the jacket” automatically becomes the leg of the shorts. The arms were used to create the cummerbund, inseam pockets and waistband. It was that simple.

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    Sep 29, 2010, 06.34 AMby nikkishell

    Very very clever!

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      Sep 29, 2010, 01.22 PMby kelepso

      Thanks Nikki

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    Sep 29, 2010, 06.29 AMby helluvaguy

    What a great idea, kelepso. Simply fantastic. Absolutely unique. I’ll try to keep that in mind next time I dispose of an old suit.

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      Sep 29, 2010, 01.23 PMby kelepso

      Thanks Helluvaguy. You should definitely try it. Especially if you have a suit with a great pattern.

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      Sep 29, 2010, 02.21 PMby helluvaguy

      Too bad, the suits are already with the salvation army. :-(

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