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1  Pattern simplicity 1426 - Top A - Newbie needs so much help. in Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions by kraftingwithkristy on: June 13, 2014 08:49:14 PM
I am so very new to sewing. I can make a circle skirt and thread my sewing machine, but reading a pattern throws me.

I bought Simplicity 1426 to make top A a cute little vintage halter top.

I found on you tube how to lay out my pattern a even cut it.

Now I'm at the part to read it.... Shocked

Step 1: Stay stitch front (1) neck edge and upper edge of back (2) 1/2" from cut edge in direction of arrows.

I figured out stay stitch is just a basic straight stitch, but I'm stubbed as to the numbers." I know I need to stay stitch piece 1 and 2 but this pattern has lining which is also 1 and 2.
Do I stay stitch all 8 pieces.

Step 2: To make dart....and it goes on and on about how to make the dart.
Again this is front pieces which also has lining that matches. DO I dart all 4 pieces

in the pattern it doesn't start talking about the lining until step 4 which states to sew seams.

I think I have a long way to go.

Any help will be much appreciated. Hopefully there is someone in this with me for the long haul. I think I will have a billion questions to come about this one pattern.

Thank you all.

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2  Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along (5 pics) in Craftalongs by kraftingwithkristy on: June 10, 2009 08:00:39 PM
I've made another. I told you all I would stay up late to finish it. I was up till 1:00am yesterday working on this one and the arms and legs kept giving me a lot of trouble, plus I turned the legs before I made the toes and had to just make square feet.

I'm not sure how I made the last one because this one seemed a lot harder than I remembered. I think next time I will enlarge the pattern to make it easier to turn. Plus I had only light purple thread at home and dark purple felt so you can see all the stitches, but I think I will use that to my advantage later. I'm not sure what I'll do yet, but I feel she needs more.

The hair I wasn't sure on how to attach, my first one was a yarn wig, but this one I decided to sew on the hair and I did it piece by piece. I totally love the hair.

Let me know what you think.

C/c always welcome. Thanks for looking.

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3  Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along in Craftalongs by kraftingwithkristy on: June 09, 2009 07:04:26 AM
I posted my poppet here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=308435.0
and was told I should place it in the poppet along post so since I don't know how to transfer a post to another post.
I'll just post one photo here. I have a few other photos in the other post.

This is my first ever poppet. I received the pattern at the end of 2007 and finished it yesterday 2009. I actually started it and then lost it in storage for that long.

Here she is: (no name yet)

She is made from felt, the kind you can buy at wal-mart or craft store for around 2 for a $1.00. It takes around 4 rectangles of felt to make a complete poppet.
Her dress is just a tube of fabric with lace sewn at the bottom .

I will be making another very soon. In fact I cut out the pieces for another one last night and will be starting it today or tomorrow.
It's going to be made out of a few scraps and purple. I can't wait to get it done. It may be a long night. when I get crafting after DD goes to bed so nights I'm up till 1 or 2am trying to complete it because I'm in the crafting ZONE!!! LOL
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4  My 1st Poppet in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by kraftingwithkristy on: June 08, 2009 01:01:41 PM
I have made my 1st poppet. I completely love it. Thanks for the pattern!

C/C Always Welcome!

Thanks for looking
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5  Baby Sock Rose Bouquet in Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies by kraftingwithkristy on: April 29, 2009 03:24:22 PM
I bought the supplies to do this about two weeks ago but needed to spend another two dollars for floral tape and wire so that I could put everything together. Im very happy with the results. I think I did ok for my first one.

Thanks for looking
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6  Fabric wipe Case in Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies by kraftingwithkristy on: April 28, 2009 08:43:39 PM
So I made my 1st Fabric Wipe case. I'm so proud. LOL
What do you think?




Thanks for looking
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7  Couple new creations in Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies by kraftingwithkristy on: April 23, 2009 05:27:37 PM
I made another wreath and a diaper mini cake. I'm pretty proud of them.
what do you think?

Pink Wreath

Mini diaper cake Blue Whale (the whale is a money bank)

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8  My first diper wreath in Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies by kraftingwithkristy on: April 21, 2009 08:01:02 PM
The wreath is made with:

    * 12 Size 2 diapers
    * 2 Baby shampoo
    * Baby Powder
    * Baby Lotion
    * Bib
    * 2 Spoons
    * Pacifier

Please let me know what you think.

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9  Recycled gallon jug into cute easter basket in Easter by kraftingwithkristy on: March 25, 2009 10:07:51 AM
I didn't have much money this year (unemployed) for an Easter basket and I was cleaning my kitchen when I saw the gallon jug and remembered back when I was young and making one of these. I used some lace and ribbon I had around the house and turn trash into a cute Easter basket for my daughter this year.




C&C welcomed and wanted

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