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1  101 Dalmatians dress in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by gimmemoresalad on: February 09, 2009 01:35:02 PM
My very first ever piece of clothing that I made without a pattern!  I'm so proud of it!  Excuse the horrible picture of my face, and the "grilled cheese" shirt I've got on under, lol.



I made it out of a really cool twin-size sheet I found at Goodwill.

I'm planning on using the newspaper pattern I made to make another, as soon as I can find another sheet of comparable awesomeness  Grin  I've found a couple things I'd like to tweak for the next go-round that would just be too much work to fix on this one (I should have gathered the bust pieces more where they meet the waist piece, but I would basically have to take the whole thing apart to change it now).  Because of this, I think it might fit a friend of mine better than it fits me, so after I've got a cool new one for myself, I may give her this one so she can stop wishing it was hers  Tongue

Aww, I'm kinda sad my Chi pass-down doesn't really show up in the picture... it's pretty cool lookin'.  It's been passed from each 3rd Floor Cox Hall RA to the next since 2003... (Chi: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longwood_University#CHI )  It looks basically black in the pic, but it's actually royal blue.  I loves it  Cheesy   It hasn't escaped my excitement over my sewing machine either -- I hemmed it last week because it was getting really frayed and ratty around the edges... guess that's what happens when you just chop a piece of fabric into a square and turn it into an institutional heirloom, lol.
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2  Re: obese TUTORIAL. nonknitted (sewn) glittens, convertable mittens, fingerless in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by gimmemoresalad on: December 16, 2008 08:01:35 PM
aww I love you guys!


craftster has helped me soooo much with inspiration and crafting-im glad i can give a little back.

When i'm on here my little 5-yr old sis comes in and says "you're on that site again?!"
(she cant appreciate a website w/out games lol) Roll Eyes

also for the loop-string thing I suggest something stretchy and to sew them in well after all. Tying didnt work well for me after all. Maybe i should go in and change that  Lips sealed

What about it didn't go well, specifically?  The pair I made is for my best friend for xmas, and she lives 500 miles away (Cry) so I can't run and fix 'em real quick for her if they need mending... I used satin rattail for the loops, pulled the knot REAL tight, and then kinda handsewed the knot together so it couldn't budge, because rattail HATES to stay knotted.  If I should replace it, I need to do it now or I won't get another chance until... summer?  Maybe?

She goes to Cornell (upstate NY), so it's like the frozen tundra up there 8 mos out of the year (well, compared to Farmville, VA, where two flurries and a 3-hr school delay is all we can hope to expect out of a "winter").
Her present is a squid hat (using goosezilla's tut) with matching glittens (using this tut, with modifications) Grin
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3  Re: obese TUTORIAL. nonknitted (sewn) glittens, convertable mittens, fingerless in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by gimmemoresalad on: December 16, 2008 07:11:28 PM
Ok, here's how I did the thumbs... it was pretty easy  Wink



And they look like this right side out (palm up so you can see the thumb past the finger-flap):


I was going to take a pic of them on to demonstrate how cute they ended up, but my cell is the only way I can take digital pics right now, and it rang  Tongue  <3 this tute.
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4  Re: Squid hat with pattern in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by gimmemoresalad on: December 15, 2008 07:29:00 PM
My best friend's xmas present  Grin

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5  Re: Let's see your sewing machine!! in Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions by gimmemoresalad on: December 13, 2008 03:39:38 PM
I finally have a picture of my machine so I can share  Grin

It's an old Singer clone, dunno what year.  I'm trying to figure it out, but it seems like mostly Singers are traceable and clones aren't.  Not really a surprise but disappointing nonetheless.  That's okay, though, cuz I <3 this thing!  It used to belong to my Mema (Dad's mom), but she gave it to my mom at some point... before I was born.

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6  Re: Help me decide? in Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions by gimmemoresalad on: December 13, 2008 03:16:34 PM
Yeah, you guys are right.  I could have sworn it had the word Singer actually on it, but I never really actually looked hard enough to realize it didn't.  I've got pics now  Grin



Here's the dead giveaway:


Found number:
JA17 92346

Please excuse the bad cell phone pics, my digital camera recently decided that it will only take one picture per battery change.
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7  Comfort food...[Irish Soda Bread] in Recipes and Cooking Tips by gimmemoresalad on: December 06, 2008 08:38:28 PM
Yummmmmmm Irish Soda Bread!



My Mommy always makes tons of this stuff on St. Patrick's Day (along with my other favorite foods: corned beef and cabbage), and when I'm away at college, I make it every time I happen to have all the ingredients in one place... which really means, I make it whenever I buy milk for something else and have at least a cup left over.

Exams are this coming week, so I really needed this right about now  Wink  It came out of the oven about half an hour ago, and between my fiancee and myself, it's already half gone.
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