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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: One Skein Stirling Cloche NOW WITH PATTERN, pg. 6! on: April 28, 2007 10:42:23 AM
Yeah! That green cloche is adorable!

I'm sorry to hear that the yarn was troublesome for some of you...it IS expensive but I only used half of it (and that was doubled) so you could split with a friend or use the rest for something else. 10 bucks ain't bad. Mohair loops are really unique in my opinion, but all the yarn subs so far look great.

2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Silky Singlet Nightie ( inspired by :lilithsatyne) pics are working now on: March 22, 2007 06:03:30 AM
Bats! I love purple and red together!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Dobby Dress! Image heavy! on: March 21, 2007 04:49:28 PM
Thanks for all the nice remarks! I heartily encourage all of you to make one, it took no time at all and this was my first project with A) a real sewing machine and B) stretch fabric. I've worn it quite a bit this week, it's super comfy!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: My first dress of Spring! 99cents pattern plus thrift store fabric find! on: March 21, 2007 08:35:18 AM
That is adorable!!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Dobby Dress! Image heavy! on: March 20, 2007 01:58:36 PM
So I took a break from my new-sewer loves Ms. Wendy Mullin and Ms. Hello Kitty (I have the tiny but great Hello Kitty machine from Target.com) to test out my big girl machine (a Janome L-344) on this Craftster creation:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=114872.0

Have to say, I was not impressed with the new machine. It could just be some normal growing pains but it was stiff and cranky. Anyhow, I'll get over it. Using a stretch (lightening?) stitch I whipped up a dress that I affectionately call my Dobby Sack, then had a little 'Going Grey' photoshoot since I've been finding silver strands lately and it's bumming me out!





The raw boatneck was a little too Flashdance for me so I used scraps to wrap up some straps. I love how it turned out! Before I did that I folded the raw armhole edges in and they're staying put.




It really is just a rectangle!



The rest of the fabric tube turned into scarves. I slapped my label on that but only because the giftee insisted. All I did was cut it!



Okay, that's quite enough out of me for now. Crafting is trumping my schoolwork a little too easily now that I know the instant gratification joys of easy sewing...

CR
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: anthropologie's cloud cover tee (in green!) on: March 20, 2007 06:11:21 AM
Wa-wa-whee-wow!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Olive green shirt on: March 19, 2007 06:45:08 AM
I think it looks perfect!
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Bird Tree Corset on: March 18, 2007 07:57:17 AM
This is stunning!
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: I love Wendy [built by wendy 4111] on: March 18, 2007 07:55:34 AM
I would like to marry Wendy Mullin, I'm just saying.

Your shirt looks great and that blue plaid is very cool.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Built by Wendy #3835 ETA: 2nd on pg. 3! on: March 17, 2007 10:14:18 AM
Hey,

I'm a *total* newbie at sewing, but I bought myself a machine and am pretty determined! lol! Do you think that it would be in any way possible to make this top longer?

I mean, obv, I know I can make it longer, lol, but will I have shape issues?
Thanks for any replies!

I'm pretty sure that the top is cut from a generic 'front' piece that is longer for the other dresses, so you should just be able to not cut at the 'top' cut line.

Speaking of cutting--as I mentioned, I cut the wrong size (size 10) and bought another pattern to re-cut it. This means I have a totally usable pattern available for whoever wants it. For reference I am 5'8" and about 130 lbs, 34B bra size. I think these tops fit just fine but they are a LITTLE tight under the armpits. First person to send me a personal message with your address gets the pattern! I hate to waste!
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