SOCK HOP IDEAS PLEASE

A group I am in is hosting a sock hop next month, and we wanted some ideas that will bring back the feel of the 50s! If you have any suggestions or memories you want to share, thank you!

Asked by grooooovy 6 years ago


How to sharpen metal sled runers on a wood sled?

My wood sled is about 40 yrs old .I want to use it for the grandchildren. The blades are rusty and have never been sharpened.  I am looking for a quick easy fix as I am not very handy. We don't usually get enough snow but this year we could use this sled. Thank You

Asked by Quezer 8 years ago


lost Instructable.How do I find something that I saw before but can't remember where??

Can you help me find an ible please?  It was for hand made roses but they were called something like, Heritage or antique or old-fashioned. They were quite plump and the colours were soft and blended, there was, I think, print on the paper to make it look old. They were very lush and beautiful, even maybe shabby-chic. When I used some of the Key words I get gardening sites and answers. Help please.

Asked by craftyv 7 years ago


Fashion Designer?

Anybody on here want to be or already are a fashion designer?

Posted by Abigail08 2 years ago


fashion critic: your opinion on todays fashion

Critique fashion and share sage style tips

Posted by grooooovy 7 years ago


Psychedelic Punk Funk Rock Fashion

Any Ideas for Psychedelic Punk Funk Rock Fashion? Like those crazy outfits worn by Parliament Funkadelic, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ect?

Posted by LucDaRocka1 5 years ago


Next Gen..

Onlive Games | Online Fashion | Fun Games | Anime Online

Posted by jannacristi91 7 years ago


Fashion from trash!

On August 27 and 28, in Nevada City, California, Haute Trash is holding the latest of what appears to have been a long history of fashion shows featuring creations made from discarded ... anything. Amazing clothing made out of garbage!  That's about as DIY as it's possible to get. I've got to go see this.  I'll take a camera and report back.

Posted by rachel 7 years ago



Anti/Surveillance Fashion Show at Maker Faire

Constantly under the lens of the camera, fashion is a natural form in which to explore the relationship between surveillance and culture. How are we watched? How do we watch?  How do we present ourselves to the eyes of the world? I'd like to introduce a fashion show being organized for Maker Faire San Mateo, May 22&23 2010, sponsored by Noisebridge (a hackerspace in San Francisco that I am a founding member of).  We are showcasing wearables that can be used for surveillance or to thwart surveillance. Full details are here, and that page will be updated with more information and a list of participants as they are finalized. You can also email fashion@synthesize.us with specific questions.

Posted by rachel 8 years ago


No Fashion Category @ Instructables?

Why isn't there a "Fashion" category here? "Craft" doesn't really cover everything. More of a suggestion than a question I guess. Where's the suggestion box? :)for instance:https://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Removable-Ruffles-for-your-Shoes/https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Christian-Louboutin-quotPetalquot-Bag/https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Christian-Louboutin-quotPetalquot-Sandals/

Asked by loveMaegan 8 years ago


handwoven blacklight fabrics - FASHION SHOW!

I know you wonder what I make with some of my instructables.These pics from Monday night's fashion show fundraiser for the Denver Public Library will illuminate the question.yeah, i geek out on their superduper patent search tools and help them raise money with my art. Gotta love your library!

Posted by Lynne Bruning 9 years ago


Does anyone have any information on patenting fashion accessories? Answered

Some details, links, recommendations, and insight will be great.

Asked by ShootingStars 7 years ago



JUNK TO FUNK COMPETITON

Why Not Enter This Year's Junk To Funk Competition? http://bit.ly/egPlsHas anyone here ever participated in this recycled fashion show?If you were an attendee, fashion designer or model, please share your experiences.

Posted by elizahleigh 8 years ago


Fairytale Fashion

Howdy, folks. Long time instructablizer, here... first time forum poster. I recently started working at Eyebeam on a project called Fairytale Fashion. It's focusing on demonstrating how to use some techy, geeky staples and apply them to fashion. We're making clothing that transforms, changes color, responds to touch, body heat, and even the weather. The project is being run by Diana Eng. You might remember her from Project Runway or her book Fashion Geek. Every week until the end of December we'll be releasing videos documenting our experiments, providing tutorials, and showing you how you can be a champion fashion geek and make fantasy fashion a reality. We're trying to involve as many people as possible; asking for design ideas, getting feedback our work, making sure people can build off of what we make. It would be awesome if you had any input, designs you'd like to see, or ideas on cool fashions to look at and reference and posted them on our blog. Here are the first couple episodes:

Posted by bofthem 8 years ago


Fun with Buttons - Clothing Mods

Use pretty new buttons for a simple clothing-mod to update your wardrobe.  Fashion and DIY blogger Amanda at Color Me Blue posted this awesome project.  I have found some great fashion DIY projects on her blog.  

Posted by Carleyy 7 years ago


Anybody ever been to a fashion show? I need some tips...?

A group I'm in has set goals for this year, and one of them is to host a fashion show.  We know where to host it, how to get a store to lend us clothes, how to set up the room, music etc., but we are puzzled as to what happens in a fashion show- what happens first, last etc.  Any brochures from the store?  Does an employee have to come out and comment?  If you've ever been to one, please describe it as best as possible.

Asked by grooooovy 7 years ago



Need to polish tan leather fashion boots.

I have a pair of Steve Madden (very expensive) knee length, platform fashion boots. They have never been worn, but they have been moved several times. They are made of a regular smooth leather, but have some light scratches (which look lighter than the rest of the boot). I want to polish them for resale, but don't want to have the scratches turn out dark. Please advise, M

Asked by depnomore 8 years ago


Making a statement with fashion

A new submission was entered in the new crafty contest on Greenwala's Choose to Reuse that blew me away!Its a dress made from 100% recycled plastic bags! The designer made it as a statement to show how much plastic we waste every year. Check it out!https://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/pages/Instructables/37681991912

Posted by ModrnHippe 8 years ago


Is the word "neat" old fashioned?

I'm about to write an English press release for my product CameraClip. English is not my first language. I would like to use the word "neat' to emphasize that the product is small, smart and cheap. Is "neat" an old fashioned word in this context? If so, what alternatives could I use? Hope to hear from you all.

Posted by bertus52x11 6 years ago


fashion photography? Answered

I'm trying to shoot dresses on a dressform right now. (live models later). I'm thinking that the mirrorless camera sound like it may be a good option for me. Also, I'm a beginner so would I be correct in looking into that for an option?

Asked by crystaljean17 1 year ago


Looking For People On The Pulse Of The Eco-Art, Fashion & Green Design Scene

Hello --If anyone here is really into eco-friendly developments and projects happening in the art, fashion and/or design world, would you please take a moment to share the buzz in the groups below?Also, if YOU yourself are an "eco-artist or designer" (or you know someone else who is) and you'd like to spread the word about any cool projects you or your friends have completed, please take a moment to post the info (with pictures) in any of these groups:1) GREEN ART -- http://www.greenwala.com/my_groups/all/112-Green-Art2) GREEN DESIGN -- http://www.greenwala.com/my_groups/all/120-GREEN-DESIGN3) ECO FASHION BEAT -- http://www.greenwala.com/community/groups/all/118-Eco-Fashion-Beat

Posted by elizahleigh 8 years ago


Open Call: Detroit Maker Faire: eTextile Fashion Show

Have an eTextile wearable computing project to share at the Detroit Maker Faire? Then email me and get your garment on the runway at the Detroit Maker Faire eTextile Fashion Show! date: 31 July 2010 - 1 August 2010 location: The Henry Ford producer:  Lynne Bruning contact: lynne@lynnebruning.com Please check the website for more information. See what your Bay Area eTextile colleagues have been innovating: Bay Area eTextile fashion show video from ArtFuture http://bit.ly/aN9ZcJ Come on Detroit - you can do it better! Bring it on!

Posted by Lynne Bruning 7 years ago


Fashioning Technology Giveaway!

We're giving away 5 copies of the book Fashioning Technology: A DIY Intro to Smart Crafting!  It's a fun book with tons of ideas about how to incorporate technology into your projects.  It explains everything you need to know to get going with LEDs, soft circuits, solar power, sensors, and much more! I'll be sending these books to the next 5 people that post Instructables meeting the following criteria: - Posted on or after July 3, 2012 - Involves both crafting and electronics- soft circuits, phone/gadget accessories, light fixtures.... be creative! - 4 or more steps - Full original written and photo documentation Post a link to your Instructable on this forum post to enter!

Posted by amandaghassaei 5 years ago


"Contests being judged" disappeared

I can't find the contests who are currently closed but open for voting in the new contests page. ...is it just me? Right now I think there is the Fashion contest only, but I can't find it anywhere. The only way for me to go to the Fashion contest page is going to one of the entries and click on the Vote! button. If I am not the only one who doesn't see it, it's hard for people to vote. This is how it looks to me...

Posted by lindarose92 4 years ago


Is there an affordable diy way to make old fashioned slides from a jpeg file? Answered

I have a small non-profit network of galleries www.the-average-home.net but it is getting so expensive to have the slides made. I need help or it will stop.

Asked by arne hendriks 8 years ago


Fiber Optic Illuminated Heels

I found these gorgeous Fiber Optic Illuminated Heels on Fashioning Technology.  These heels from Anastasia Radevich's Kinect 2011 collection.  They are illuminated using fiber optic technology and turn on with switches placed at the ankels.

Posted by Carleyy 7 years ago


Is there an affordable way to take old fashioned slides from a jpeg file? Answered

I have a small non-profit network of galleries www.the-average-home.net but it is getting so expensive to have the slides made. I need help or it will stop.

Asked by arne hendriks 8 years ago


I am looking for the old-fashioned floral patterns from 60 or more years ago in vinyl flooring.?

I am trying to find the colorful flowers like shabby chic florals but in vinyl sheets or vinyl tiles. Might anyone know a source?

Asked by Jannietemple 1 year ago


Shaving like a man.

So I put this indestructable up in another forum, but I don't think it was the right place. Either way, tell me what you think.https://www.instructables.com/id/So-you-want-an-old-fashioned-double-edged-safety-r/

Posted by SecretGuideToShaving 7 years ago


Bean snapper, how to make.

Old fashioned device for launching dried beans

Asked by patricksimpson 9 years ago


OPEN CALL: eTextile and wearable computing fashion show

OPEN CALL: Maker Faire eTextile and wearable computing fashion show location: Hall of Science NYC date of show: 25/26 September deadline: 15 September 2010 requirements: item must be wearable and utilize a computer in some manner submit entries: lynne@lynnebruning.com website: http://bit.ly/9b4PpP video of eTextile show from Maker Faire Bay Area 2010 Bring it on!

Posted by Lynne Bruning 7 years ago


How to make an old fashioned awning style cellar window out of wood?

I have 6 wooden windows in an 82 year old basement and one rotted and fell out of the casement.  How do I build another one awning style?   

Asked by lindybowers 6 years ago


Alphabet Soup You Can Wear

The magic of laser cutting has been shown once again, this time with these alphabetical or numerical scarves. While they look like they are made out of paper, they are actually micro fiber suede. This could be the start of a new fashion trend...Link via core 77

Posted by joshf 9 years ago


How to make an old fashion music box mechanism

I am wanting to make an old fasion music box and actually make the music mechanism. I'm not finding anything on line to tell me how to do this and wondered if any of you kind people could help me out.

Posted by Danalou0 8 years ago


Our second annual Fashion Contest is starting on Monday!

Are you getting ready for spring and summer by sewing up some new fancy clothes? Do you make your own shoes? Have a pattern for a purse you'd love to share with us? We want to see what you're making! The Fashion Contest is back and Singer has provided some fabulous sewing machines and dress forms again this year. (Huge thanks to Singer!) Last year's contest was amazing - we can't wait to see what the community comes up this year! The contest will be open March 25 through May 6, so you've got lots of time to strut your stuff. :D P.S. - Make sure not to publish before the 25th! Click through above to see all the prizes and learn more.  

Posted by jessyratfink 5 years ago


Spanish fashion designer creates spray on clothing. Thoughts?

A Spanish fashion designer, with the help of the imperial college of London (I think I said that right?) has created "spray on clothes". Personally I think it's absolutely ridiculous and will never where clothes made like that, after all it's more like coating your body in silly string then wearing clothes, right? But, anyway, what are your thoughts on this? http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/09/spray-on-fabric/ (Image source: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/wp-content/gallery/spray-on-fabric/fabrican3.jpg)

Posted by ElvenChild 5 years ago


How do old-fashioned hand-crank telephones work? Answered

I was wondering how old fashioned hand crank phones work, in particular: Does the cranking provide power to the phone, or does it just ring the bell on the other end? I always thought that the cranking rang the bell on the other end of the line, and that the phone itself used a transformer to amplify the input from the microphone, without using power? Also, how do duplex coils keep the user from hearing their own voice through the speaker? Thanks!

Asked by mad magoo 8 years ago


how to sew a toga for a toga party?

how do i fashion a toga from a bed sheet?

Asked by viralentity 7 years ago



Hot Couture: A Fusion of Fashion and Fire

The Crucible is having their annual Hot Couture: A Fusion of Fire & Fashion festival.It's a conflagration on the hottest catwalk in the Bay Area, with fabulous fashionistas, flaming dancers, stilters, contortionists and aerialists. Enjoy music, dazzling performances, fiery delicacies and refreshments, and a silent auction -- all while sizzling models strut down the hottest runway ever.What: Hot Couture A Fusion of Fashion and Fire When: Thursday, Friday & Saturday, January 17, 18, 19th 7:00 PM Who: Dozens of Bay Area's hottest designers, outrageous models and awe-inspiring performers Where: The Crucible 1260 Seventh Street, Oakland, CA 94607 2 blocks from W. Oakland BART Tickets on sale at http://www.thecrucible.org Thursday 1/17 - Preview & community night: All tickets $15 Friday 1/18 - $35 General Admission, $30 Crucible Members, $40 at the door Saturday 1/19 - VIP gala $125 in advance, $100 Crucible Members, $150 at the door http://www.thecrucible.org/calendar/hotcouture_08.html

Posted by noahw 10 years ago


Old fashioned sweets? Answered

This will probable only apply to UK based answerers of a "certain age" When I was a kid (1960's) we could buy a nut based sweet/treat - in a cardboard box, the resembled brown wrinkled peas - they were chewy (not Toffee) and a natural nut - slightly sweet to taste Any idea of the name - it's driving me nuts.

Asked by rickharris 6 years ago


Birdwatchers' group

In light of recent avatar-fashions, I decided to start a new group.Feel free to join, but beware that membership is moderated.

Posted by Kiteman 8 years ago


Caitlin on the Maker Faire catwalk

Our fabulous Textile Enchantress Lynne Bruning  put on an e-textile fashion show at the World Maker Faire NYC 2010.  A collection from various makers who integrate technology into wearable fashion.  Caitlin modelled the blinking glove and i-hoodie which put some Instructables Righteousness into the show( ok, I had to bribe Caitlin to get on stage).  What an opportunity to showcase a project. Thanks to Lynne for giving us 15 minutes of fame. Below is the video from Lynne's website. Browse through to get some ideas for the Soft Circuit Contest.  Get inspired to make something for the next Maker Faire.

Posted by caitlinsdad 7 years ago


Open Software for Fashion Prototyping

This has got to be the most exciting thing to come down wearable technology pike! It's a FREE downloadable book about Arduino boards (both "standard" and LilyPad), conductive fabric, resistive thread, soft buttons, LEDs and more!! The eBook is split into three parts covering the basics of hardware, software and the use of the Arduino IDE (Integrated Development Environment) in the first part. Part two give examples of using eTextile materials and the Arduino to make first cool projects involving LEDs, Piezo speaker and, the Digital and analog zipper.The third part is dedicated to show how to write programs for the Arduino platform. This all might sound very technical for fashion/clothing designer but dont be afraid, it's easily explained and covers just what's needed for wearable electronics (and not for building an new space station).I cannot wait to get started with this eBook! Finally, all the mysteries I had to ask others to program for me, unravelled! pun intendedDownload yours today. NOW! at Open Softwear

Posted by scoochmaroo 8 years ago


Designer RatWear

A neat, rather disturbing bit of rat-based faux-designer wear:TransRatFashionA project by Kristofer Paetau, Rio de Janeiro, 20075 pieces of fake Chanel fashion accessories made out of taxidermised rats:a rat-bra, a rat-slip, a rat-handbag, a rat-handkerchief and a pair of high heel rat-shoes.Note that the webpage is decidedly NOT work-safe, or suitable for those underage. This picture tells the story pretty well on its own.

Posted by canida 10 years ago


Recipe for vanilla hand crank ice cream?

Recipe needed for the old fashioned hand cranked ice cram maker that uses the rock salt please.

Asked by 8 years ago


How to make a Hoop Skirt/Crinoline? ?

Plastic or Metal? This is for my year 12 fashion outfit. Any tips or instructions are greatly appreciated.

Asked by blondie952 9 years ago