torstai 30. syyskuuta 2010
This is the first ever guest post on OutsaPop. Yey! A while ago I asked Netta Kervinen, the designer from refashion label Ainokainen, to make a tutorial form her genious sweater skirt refashion to be released on my blog. And she did, a cool gal as she is. Ainokainen is a Finnish refashion label that makes clothes from used clothes and other recycled materials like lace, old buttons and ribbons. Netta is ecological in all aspect of her garment production. For example she uses vegetable dyes in her wool garments and her showroom/worshop is powered with eco electricity (ekosähkö). Ainokainen was the first Finnish label to present a collection at the Berlin eco fashion week last July. Here are some pics of her latest collections. If you have made a tutorial on refashioning clothes or accessories, send me mail! All the best ones are featured here! :)
SWEATER SKIRT TUTORIAL BY NETTA KERVINEN / AINOKAINEN:
1. Cut the pocket shape to sleeve.
1. Aloita leikkaamalla hihaan taskun muoto
2. Fold the sweater and cut the other sleeve pocket shape to match the first one.
2. Taita paita kaksinkerroin ja leikkaa toinen tasku siten, että käytät ensimmäistä kaavana, tällöin taskuista tulee samanlaiset.
3. Cut the neck opening wider (boat shaped). Start and finish cutting about 5cm (2 inches) bedore shoulder seams.
3. Leikkaa paidan eläosa ikäänkuin suurentaisit kaula-aukkoa. Aloita ja lopeta leikkuu n.5cm päässä olkasaumasta.
4. Fold the sweater by putting shoulder seams together. Mark front middle and back middle of neck opening with pins.
4. Kohdista paitan olkasaumat vastakkain, joilloin näet keskiedun ja keskitaan. Merkkaa ne nuppineuloin.
5. Make a fold in front and back of the neck opening.
5. Muodosta eteen ja taakse laskokset. Keskelle eteen ja taakse n.7cm leveä, jossa kangas on taitettu vastakkain.
6. Make two smaller additional folds to each side of the middle folds. Measure that the neck opening is now about as long as your waistline. If not adjust the folds to make it so.
6. Tee keskilaskoksen molemmille sivuolle n.6cm päähän toiset laskokset. Laskosten avulla muodostat vyötärönympäryksen mekkoon.
7. Sew a tube from jersey that has about the same length/width than your waist. Fold it from the middle.
7. Ompele trikoosta n.40cm pötkö ja taita se kaksinkerroin niin että taitereuna jää ylös.
8. Sew a casing for elastic band. Insert elastic band to the waist casing.
8. Ompele trikoon yläreunaan kuja kuminauhalle n. 2,5 cm päähän reunasta. (kujan leveys riippuu kuminauhasi leveudestä, käytä jousto-ommelta). Pujota kuminauha kujaan sopivalle kireydelle. Ompele kuja kiinni.
9. Finish the pockets and skirt waist (collar opening) with a serger or zig zag stitch.
9. Saumuroi taskujen reunat sekä laskottamasi ympärys. Jos sinulla ei ole saumuria voit käyttää taskuissa siksakkia ja suoraa tikkiä ja vyötäröllä siksakkia.
10. Fold pockets inside the skirt. Mark middle front ja middle back with pins and sew the jersey top onto the skirt waist (collar opening). If you want you can ose the left over sleeve knit for making a bow in front.
10. Käännä taskut sisälle. Ompele trikoinen yläosa kiinni alaosaan jousto-ompeleella. Merkkaa ennen ompelua kappaleiden kt ja ke.
11. Finished skirt (wear jersey folded) can also be used as a dress.
11. Valmis mekko asustettuna Ainokaisen virkatulla Aarre-kaulakorulla ja vintage hatulla.
As seen in Summer 2011 collections on Fashion Week (above). And finished shirt (below). Tutorial by Genevat at A Pair And A Spare.
Second hand 80´s ankle length high waisted leather pants, worn down denim shirt and DIY studded ballerinas with soles spray painted blood red. Yes please!
Photo by James Macari, Marie Claire US October 2010 "The Libertine", via Cartoon Styles.
The design rule of multiples: Take a bunch of nothing (like paperclips) and create something. You´ll need more than you think.. If it looks like you could need 100, it really is closer to 500. Add pearls or fancy beads for a more dressy look. Paperclip inspired jewellery by Giles, Summer 2011 collection.
tiistai 28. syyskuuta 2010
Invest in second hand Tea-Length Skirts.
"Marc Jacobs and Fendi introduced tea-length skirts on their Fall 2010 runways and the look was spotted everywhere in the crowd at New York Fashion Week. Contrast the modest hemline — we love the deep aubergine hue on the Sparkle & Fade skirt seen center — with a leather jacket and tough ankle boots for a modern vibe, or with a silk blouse and pointy-toe pumps for a lady-like approach." Via Fashionologie.
Styling inspiration for second hand shopping:
lightweigth knit (DIY shredded back?)
a maxi shiffon multilayer skirt or dress
with old pair of biker boots.
The perfect and practical(!) look for upcoming fall and winter evening festivities.
Inspiration: Milan Fashion Week street style, model Abbey Lee Kershaw.
maanantai 27. syyskuuta 2010
News for you t-shirt shredder fans: If Topshop is still doing it in 2011, it cannot be out of style. Their shredded tops will be diagonally gut and bleached. I'm diggin' this look even though the model is ot wearing any pants.. Via Because Im Addicted.
Everybody has heard about plastic bags cut to strips and crocheted into something new, but what if plastic isn't so fantastic for you? My grandmother told us when we were kids, that back in the days after the war when they were short of everything, she used to cut up old clothes and household textiles (cotton, wool, linen) to yarn and use them to make new stuff. Sometimes also old sweaters were unravelled to threads to get new wool yarns for knitting. Of course today the situation is very different but this crafting techique has not gotten old. Yet still many crafters buy their yarns new and clothes factories and factories throw away all left overs... Such a waste. Instead they could and should be doing this: these recycled fabric yarns are by FabLAB Atelier. They are made from fabric leftovers from portuguese fabric factories. You can use this matherial to do several things, like weaved rugs, crocheted clothes and accessories, bags.. Available at Etsy. Also many other shops sell there recycled yarns.
Even if you feel that crocheting and knitting isn´t your thing you can still earn a few extra bucks by making craft supplies like this and seling them at Etsy or at craft fairs. Just cut and roll up! 100% sustainable and guilt-free crafting material. SALES TIP. For bigger sales, collect similar colors in larger bags containing many yarn bundles and sell them as a batch!
sunnuntai 26. syyskuuta 2010
I´m sure secondhand would sell more if charity organisations and thrift store would start hiring pro-stylists for their campaigns shoots. Loads more... Also this is the kind of stuff I´d love to see in re-fashion catwalk shown instead of bubble wrap dresses. Oh yeah.
Morgane Dubled photographed by Craig McDean. Originally published in Vogue Paris (March 2004) as "Grunge Couture". Via Fashion Gone Rogue.
Gucci walked some metal embellished (spraypainted recycled computer parts??) summer knits and jackets with leather tassel belts (supereasy DIY) on the runway in their SS2011 collection. Some of the knits and tops were crocheted 80's style from leather strips/ribbons. Via FirstView.
This is what recycled knitwear should look like. Crochet and wool fringe dress by Rodarte. Photos by Josh Olins in Vogue China October 2010. Via Fashion Gone Rogue.
lauantai 18. syyskuuta 2010
keskiviikko 15. syyskuuta 2010
We all know the feeling.. One buzy morning or a rush to get to a party and you pull out half of your closet trying to find something nice to wear. This happens to me at least once a week and then it takes me a month (or two..) to get everyhing sorted and back in their place. I buy loads of clothes secondhand and while all my stuff is laying on the floor it is really hard to see when my closet space is filled up. I have a rule about shopping for clothes and "everything that does not fit in, needs to go back to charity immediately". Also it is not good to keep your clothes in piles on the floor or on chairs/bed because homes (yes, yours too!) tend to have all sort of microscopic textile critters that would love to get a bite at them. Plus they will go in bad shape and get dusty while scattered all over the place. This week I´ve been on holiday so organizing my wardrobe was one of the first things I did. It just makes the world difference in home apphearance! I´m going to host a pre-fleamarket-sale event a my house in a couple of weeks to sell, give away and swop all the stuff that did not fit in. One must not be possessive about clothes but keep them cycling on before their fashion-best-before-date expires.
I feel so good now about my organizing spree that I´m challenging also all you guys to do the same! :)
- organize your wardrobe closet
- store summer clothes and make room for winter clothes
- anything that does not fit in, donate to charity or sell/give to a friend
I´d love to see some before-after pics, so please take some and post the links to comments. I´m sure many other readers would also love to see how you organized all your stuff and maybe they also could benefit from your tips. I will be giving out a pair of my selfmade Lego-earrings to one of the commenteers in this post! You have time to enter until the end of September. Good luck!