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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Mobius Cowl on: May 06, 2013 01:11:34 PM
Kind of just winged the pattern on the fly; it turned out mostly okay but I should have used an actual reversible lace pattern instead of a mostly reversible lace pattern

2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: do you think i could recon a shirt into this? on: April 10, 2009 09:57:19 AM
Looks to me like a loose, one-shoulder extra-long top with a thick strap sew in for the other shoulder.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Washing jug boning on: April 05, 2009 06:16:01 AM
Thanks for the help
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Washing jug boning on: April 03, 2009 05:58:57 PM
I'm going to try to get my hands on some plastic shipping crates, because I think that's heat-setting plastic.

Anyways, I'm planning on just adding some plastic to a vest because it bunches up whenever I sit down.

Actually...now I'm wondering if a scrap of some really stiff fabric will do the job....or iron-on interfacing.
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Washing jug boning on: April 02, 2009 05:12:42 PM
Hum....what materials could survive a basic washer/dryer? Because by August I'm probably going to be living in a 160 sq ft room...and I doubt a roommate would like me hanging clothing everywhere.

I'll probably baste a small piece of plastic onto a pair of pants or something and test wash that....
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Washing jug boning on: April 02, 2009 04:05:22 PM
If I use plastic boning (from those fruit clamshells, actually) in a garment, can I wash it with a washer/dryer or do I have to go get it dry-cleaned?
7  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: What are your bad sewing habits? on: March 29, 2009 07:22:39 PM
I never pin. I've been known to occasionally hair-clip, but no pinning.
That said, my pincushion stores needles; therefore, whenever I'm sewing (by hand), I grab the nearest needle and don't bother to match needle to fabric.
I use white thread on everything. That probably explains the next one.
I hate hemming. If it's something that'll fray, I'll bind the edges in t-shirt scraps (or if it's going to be a hidden edge, I lock it with rubber cement, or whatever the heck that blue-liquid-glue-stuff is.)
I don't mess with chalk, unless the fabric is really really dark. Washable markers work better, in my opinion.
I free-hand my way through most things. Have yet to use a pattern. Mostly just draft my own or trace something. I've used my tape measure about....three times?
Leaving a work-in-progress for months. I have....three? four? right now. I stuff them all into a bin and forget about them for six months, which probably explains how I managed to spend about five months on a single skirt.
Stuffing fabric scraps into a bin, not bothering to fold or anything. Hence why I need a new bin.
I'd rather "practice" hand-sewing than figure out the sewing machine. I get a thread-nest every time, and I don't know where the spare needles are. Or how to replace the needle. (I "borrowed" the machine from my mother, who doesn't use it)
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Convertible dress: UPGRADE! on: March 23, 2009 04:01:17 PM
That's a great idea.
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / jeans>pleated skirt on: March 21, 2009 05:39:28 PM
I had this awesome pair of black jeans, but like everything awesome and much worn (and made in China), one day they ripped, right across the back. So they, and some random scraps, got turned into this skirt.


Sorry I don't have any before pictures (hey, I didn't plan on ripping my jeans half-way through an AcDec team qualifier meet), but this was a pair of black flare jeans until they ripped and then they got turned into this skirt. The center-right, lower-left, and lower-right pictures are all "in process" pictures. The burgundy stuff on the bottom is probably satin; it frays like there's no tomorrow so I cheated and rubber-cemented the loose threads together (irony: on the bottle it said "thread-locker"; it's for gluing screws in place). That's the lower-left picture. The red line in the middle is basic cotton jersey.

I didn't take many during pictures, and I just kind of winged it, without tutorial or pattern.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help!Newbie. on: March 20, 2009 06:15:51 PM
Don't know if you tried this already or not, but:

1) Turn jeans inside out
2) Put jeans on (at least that leg of the jeans on)
3) Pin (or safety-pin) at the bump.
4) Take off, sew. DON'T cut
5) Repeat
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