Clothes are so fun! I love tailoring my outfits to whatever is happening — baggy metal shirts for long hours in shop, sleeveless shirts for the forge, cropped ones for social events that don’t include bits of flying steel. One of the major joys of MechE for me has been the ability to shape the world around me, and clothing mods are a great part of that. So here are some projects I’ve done over the past year — most of them quick and dirty little bursts of creativity as the mood strikes and party-o-clock hour encroaches.
Est. time: 1 hour each
Shoutout to Metropolis for the use of their sewing machine, and for the friends who showed me how to use it!
rapid-fire crop tops
est. time: as fast as possible because i was already late to the events
Burton One, my living community in Burton Connor throws one campus-wide party per semester, and we always have fun themed shirts! The designs are by students on floor. These mods were done in about 15 minutes with sharpie, scissors, and trust in the cutting more and more strips of fabric away until it fits the way I want
misc other cutting and tying t-shirts
est. time: 30 min
#1 marketable skill
b1 had a craft REX event (tie dye and embroidery)
est. time: 60 minutes
slightly punk jean jacket
est. time: 30 min?
I put some spikes in it.
est. time: 2 hrs
I found these black cargo pants at a thrift store in Arizona for $7! However I already had cooler better black pants with excessive pockets, so these ones needed something to make them interesting. I sketched designs in chalk, then painted them on in bleach following this youtube video.
And that’s a wrap! Here’s to more hastily chopped-up shirts in the weeks to come.
- Burton One, my living community in Burton Connor back to text ↑
- cutting more and more strips of fabric away until it fits the way I want back to text ↑