This is my son, Bobby, the very helpful floor tiler. He will try to do just about anything. Right now, his wife is the singer for a hard rock band and they are doing lots of concerts and shows, not my first choice but their dream is to make it big some day and maybe they will.....
Anyway, he grew up watching me sew and trying to do just about anything. He showed me some very expensive rock-type clothing made by a company called Road Bone - I tried to link to them but their sites seem to be for friends only. They sell alter jeans, jackets and hoodies for $200+
Their clothes are regular clothing items that they just alter, by dying, adding patches from old jeans or leather clothing or fabric, some ripping and fraying.
I showed Bobby and Bridgette how it seemed to be made. They got a few fabric scraps and rubber stamps from me.
Here is Bobby modeling his first original jacket, it started out as a plain black sweatshirt hoodie.
|a sleeve - he made the sleeve more fitted by taking in the inside seam, cutting off the knit cuff. The design is made using a star stencil and spray bleach.|
|back of hoodie|
he sewed stars and strips fabric inside the hood
|front side - he added some brocade fabric and pockets from old jeans. |
very simple sewing - see the frayed edges? that is how the expensive items at Road Bone are done too.
|this is the bottom front. Bobby sewed on a jeans pocket but he left the top part unsewn so it still works like a pocket. |
If you have some young adults needing gifts, you might want to be like Bobby and try making some altered clothing.