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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / How To Make Thermal Shirt? on: October 31, 2013 05:32:53 PM
Hello Everyone,

I'm learning how to sew, and something I've wanted to make for a long time is a long sleeve thermal shirt.

About 8 years ago, I bought two thermal shirts from a company called Delia's. It's a website for teens, or young adults to buy clothes. So, these thermal shirts are fairly light weight, but still keep me rather warm, and if I get cold, I like to layer them. The thing is, Delia's still sells them, but they are super expensive. Back when I bought them 8 years ago, they were expensive coming in at $20 each, but I got in on a sale that made them $10 each. I don't know exactly how much they are now, but I wouldn't be surprised if they were more like $30 each now.

So, my question is, can I make something like this myself? The material is 50% cotton, and 50% polyester. However, as you will see in the photos, the cuff of the thermal shirt is made of a different fabric, and each cuff also has a hole for your thumb. The neck line is also the same material as the cuff. I don't know much about sewing, and buying fabric, so I don't even know if you could buy a knit fabric that is the same exact colour as the thermal fabric. Also, I took a photo of the hem of the bottom of the shirt, or rather lack there of. The bottom was just re-enforced with a zig zag stitch on a serger machine. Oh, that reminds me. I also don't have a serger. I have just a regular brothers sewing machine. I'm willing to sacrifice the look a little, because I don't have the money to go buy a serger. I wish I had the money for one, but I'm fortunate to even have a sewing machine. It was gifted to me brand new, and I feel very blessed to have it. I don't really care if I don't get the exact look of a serger.

Any help I can get, I would appreciate very much. I want to not only save money, but also have the satisfaction that I made something my self. Thank you all very much in advance!


P.S. For some reason my photos look a little blurry on this site. I uploaded them to the gallery, and when I looked at them they all had a slight blurry look to them.. The original photos don't look like that, as they are more clear, so I apologise for the slightly blurry photos. Oh, and If you're wondering, the print of this thermal are little pigs with kawaii little swirly tails, with flowers, and hearts.. I love it! My solid print thermal that is exactly the same, but without a print is a lavender purple colour, and these two look great layered. I specifically chose these colours to match each other in case I wanted to layer them. I'm actually wearing the lavender coloured one right now. I wanted a solid thermal, so if I do layer, there wouldn't be two print patterns clashing, and also in case I wanted to wear a short sleeve shirt over the thermal that has it's own pattern. This print thermal also looks great with a plain solid short sleeve shirt too though. ^^

2  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Hat suggestions please on: August 02, 2009 12:18:58 AM
I bought two skeins of Jo-Ann Sensations Bellezza Collection Canditi Yarn, and I want to make an earflap hat with it.

I'm not sure what pattern would work well for this yarn, but it's a bulky yarn like homespun. It doesn't say on the package what weight it is, but I am assuming it's bulky.

Anyway, can anyone help me find a pattern that would work well for this type of yarn?
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Garn studio popcorn bag help on: January 12, 2009 07:16:07 PM
I am going to make this bag... http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/visoppskrift.php?d_nr=110&d_id=7〈=us

The only problem I am having is figuring out how to start... This pattern is in horrible instruction. I don't understand where to start. They don't tell you to chain a certain amount and do how ever many stitches in each chain, or if I'm supposed to make a chain and join it for crocheting in the round.

I'm so confused with this pattern. I would appreciate the help very much! Smiley
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Need help with lining a bag... on: January 12, 2009 01:22:06 PM
I am crocheting a bag at the moment, and I was curious if anyone could help me figure out how to put a lining inside my bag?

I don't have a sewing machine, and I've never sewn anything in my life, so I need a very detailed explaination, or some pictures or video.

I greatly appreciate the help!
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / How to make a hat like this? on: October 17, 2008 06:38:30 PM
I'd like to know if anyone could explain to me how I'd make a hat like this big enough for me to wear?

Example of the hat I want
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Knit Pixie Hat Adaption? on: October 17, 2008 05:59:17 PM
I was curious if it is possible to adapt this knitted pixie hat pattern into crochet?
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Sweet November Shawl on: July 25, 2008 01:39:35 PM
I want to make this shawl... It's from the movie "Sweet November"

I know it's a "brick" style stitch, but I am having a hard time figuring out how I am going to get that exact shape for the shawl.

I was wondering if anyone could give me any suggestions? Also, can anyone tell me if they can see what kind of yarn was used? Here are some more pics:

Pic One
Pic Two
Pic Three
Pic Four
Pic Five

Thank you very much for any help and advice!
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Japanese Crochet Help... on: June 05, 2008 11:24:05 AM
I have a few Japanese patterns and I was wondering if there is a website or something that helps people who don't speak Japanese get through a pattern? Any help is greatly appreciated!
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Need help with yarn substitution on: November 06, 2007 01:01:30 PM
I am going to make this sweater... And I have some wool-ease, but it's the light weight kind. I figured out that 5.5 skeins of the light weight is the same yardage as 12 skeins of the regular wool-ease. So, my question is... I am going to make a sweater for myself (size 2X - 18/20) and would the 5.5 skeins of the light weight be enough to make that sweater that I want? I kind of feel dumb for asking such a novice question. Sad

10  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Sweater Ideas on: November 05, 2007 04:30:21 PM
I wanted to make this sweater... But it calls for an alpaca/silk blend or just alpaca DK/Lightweight yarn and I really can't afford to buy that kind of yarn... I have 2 pounds of worsted weight acrylic yarn, can anyone give me some ideas for a trendy/in style sweater I can make with acrylic, or is that a fashion disaster?

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