Anybody on here want to be or already are a fashion designer?
Topic by Abigail08 | last reply
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:
Topic by bofthem | last reply
Hi Everyone, I am a designer and product developer in Vancouver BC working on updating PFD designs. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated! Do you find rental PFD's bulky and awkward to wear? Do you wear your PFD, or does it sit in the bottom of the boat? Have you been yearning for a modern PFD design that fits your body? When spending the day on the water with friends, are you embarrassed to take pictures while wearing your PFD? If you are not in the position too purchase your own PFD, would you choose your boating rental company based on the PDFs available? Thanks so much! Your Vancouver Designer
Topic by PFD Designer | last reply
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
Topic by ModrnHippe | last reply
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/
Question by loveMaegan | last reply
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.
Topic by rachel
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!
Topic by amandaghassaei | last reply
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.
Question by rickharris | last reply
I was thinking the other day about how I could make all of the gothy underclassmen even more jealous of me and my accessories, when I came up with the idea of having a giant, ornate key as my keyring. Kinda like in the secret garden, or some other old fantasy type movie/book. I couldn't find any starting points at the craft store, but I was thinking it could probably be made from wood, metal, or some type of sculpting medium. SInce it'll be a key ring and flopping around with keys in my purse, it will be rather vulnerable to dings and chips. Any ideas?
Topic by makaalohilohi | last reply
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
Topic by scoochmaroo | last reply
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.
Topic by bertus52x11 | last reply
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!
Topic by Lynne Bruning | last reply
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
Topic by noahw | last reply
Athletic clothing brings new collection of adidas golf clothing at discount rates, which are designed to maximize your comfortable and to show off your style, adidas golf clothing created around scientific evidence of what promotes improved athletic performance. You will find a huge selection of products from adidas golf clothing right here.
Topic by hannahthomes46
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with specific questions.
Topic by rachel | last reply
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
Question by depnomore | last reply
Some details, links, recommendations, and insight will be great.
Question by ShootingStars | last reply
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.
Topic by canida | last reply
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.
Topic by jessyratfink | last reply
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: email@example.com website: http://bit.ly/9b4PpP video of eTextile show from Maker Faire Bay Area 2010 Bring it on!
Topic by Lynne Bruning
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)
Topic by ElvenChild | last reply
Many ladies desire the kind of garments that would make them feel good about their body sizes and shapes. They will spend a lot of money on the accessories that would also enhance their appearance by making them have that different, unique look. The answer to such desires lies in corsets and basques. These are women’s elegant garments that have been worn over dresses or skirts for a long time. A Basque is a tight fitting piece of clothing, although it may not fit tightly as corsets. Various Designs These accessories are presented in a variety of designs, which make them highly unique and fashionable. They tightly fit the upper part of the body as they go down beyond the waistline and closely over the hips. They can fit any body type or size due to their flexible materials, which are also durable. Feel Satisfied You may have wanted to look beautiful and have that exquisite feeling of satisfaction on your weeding day. A unique but simple accessory will make your dreams come true. You may look no further than an online shop with stylish basques way before your wedding day. There are exact measurements for different body types as well as appropriate colours and designs that suit different women. Design in Wide Ranging Fabrics These accessories come in a wide collection of fabrics such as cotton, silk, satin and velvet and have the capacity to offer you the exact shape that will be an envy of your friends at the wedding reception. These accessories may also be worn on any other occasion. If it is a night out that you want to attend, a dinner party with your spouse or merely, an after bath dress to show off to your husband, these are the right accessories for you. Let Your Man Feel Good Once you purchase the appropriate accessories and put them on, you are surely going to have your man feel good with a beautiful, unique, sexy and elegant look. And, whether you prefer a plain accessory or a full colour accessory, the quality is just as good. Any of these will fit just appropriately whether it is worn on top of a skirt of if you prefer to dress it plainly. Availability These accessories are available in online stores and be shipped to your location after payment of the requisite purchase and shipping costs that are affordable. There are also options for refunds in case the accessories are not just the type for you. The items must however be unworn, and should be in their original packaging.
Topic by cindi003
I design fashion as art type clothing. I had an idea to make the clothes move or pop up/out on command to better express my "artistic vision". I just need a place to start? What kind of small motor could I use? Where could I maybe get this motor from? Or can I rig some of the clothing to be spring loaded? I hope I was clear enough.... Thanks for the help!!
Question by Ocooper
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
Topic by Lynne Bruning
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!
Question by mad magoo | last reply
Hi everyone, I am a fourth year design student researching a niche in the cycling market. I am researching womens males or unisex commuter wear that is both high end and functional. I am marketing for the vancouver market. Heres a questionaire I'd love to hear some answers on!! 1) Would you wear high end stylish functional cycling wear? 2) Would you wear it to and from the office? 3) What if it suit your business attire? 4) What if it didn't look like cycling wear, but it fuctioned great on a bike ( mesh areas for breathing, liners for sweat, natural fibers for breathing)? 5) What would you like to see for chic funtional commuter wear? 6) What if it was water proof... or had water proof layers?
Question by byoung13 | last reply
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
Topic by joshf | last reply
I love this article by Robyn Chachula on how to take a beautifully patterned granny square design and turn it into a lovely garment of any shape or size. Her use of post-it-notes to represent each square is genius, and makes the process dead easy for us visual-types. Check it out! It's too easy not to try. via: crochet me
Topic by scoochmaroo | last reply
Project Runway is now casting for its 8th season! Do you have what it takes to make it work? Strut your stuff on TV and get the entire Instructables community behind you to vote for your creations. Find out more about the process here and get your applications in by April 22 - there's no time to lose! Don't forget to share your awesome audition videos with us in the forums. via: Bunim/Murray Productions
Topic by scoochmaroo | last reply
What kind of materials/repetitive elements/items can you use on a surface with a gluing material inbetween to decorate it and look luxurious?Check my pinterest folder, I want to make a parametric/curved wall ( https://i.pinimg.com/564x/34/e4/04/34e4045e39debc... ) and put plaster on it and some bounding agent to attach the repetitive elements https://i.pinimg.com/564x/34/e4/04/34e4045e39debc... what can I use?
Topic by DIAGONALLIS | last reply
Holy Lo, it's the Mecca of All Things Soft-Tech. Stretch sensors. Knit stretch sensors. Soldering conductive thread. Soldering conductive fabric (why hadn't I thought of that yet?). Fabric switches. Workshops, workshops, workshops! Solar tshirts, piano tshirts, fabric sensors, and, gobs of INSTRUCTABLES from user Plusea and mikamika. WooHoo!Check out stuff you know, stuff you don't know, and stuff you never thought about all in one easy place! How to Get What You Want.Go!Now!Thanks Hannah and Mika!
Topic by scoochmaroo | last reply
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.
Question by grooooovy | last reply
Question by Crystalflute | last reply
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...
Topic by lindarose92 | last reply
I am making a Steampunk style costume for halloween/general cosplay, and i found this design which is perfect for what i want but is too expensive for me to buy, can anybody figure out a pattern that i can use for it? http://www.thisnext.com/item/A25A96BF/2132B71E/Elegant-Tuxedo-Jacket and http://www.thisnext.com/item/9144F745/FA8DFAD5/High-Collar-Cotton-Shirt Thank you so much
Question by ExPiriM3NTAL | last reply
Back in the "olden days" ('80's) we wore preppy deck shoes we called Top Siders ( I think this was a LL Bean brand name). We would lace the shoes,then instead of tying a bow...we would leave each end hanging out of the last eye and make a noose like tassel.This would be made with the laces tight and the shoe would be converted into a slip on shoe. I remember how they looked,but I can't remember how to make the neat tassel like noose/knot on each end of the shoe string (strings were leather). Thanks! RaZoR
Question by prazor
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
Topic by elizahleigh
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.
Question by arne hendriks | last reply