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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Button up grandma dress to romper thing on: February 28, 2013 08:06:11 AM
i love it!  cant wait to see the tute! 
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Recycled Sweater Coat: An intense experiment on: February 28, 2013 08:01:18 AM
I love these, if i had a serger i would totally make one, I work at value village, so I get the clothes half off any day... working sale days sucks though lol

There is a pattern/tutorial for sale on etsy.com for this coat...... and she shows how to make this type of coat without a serger!  here is the shop link http://www.onwillowlane.etsy.com   just letting you all know!  im gonna make a coat using her pattern
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Plarn shoes and bag on: August 19, 2012 05:45:52 PM
these shoes are great!  would you mind sharing your pattern?  id love to try this....
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Tutorial: Diaper Bag with Elastic Pocket on: August 01, 2012 03:57:18 PM
i love this!  exactly what i have been searching for!  thank you so much for the tute!  i do have a question though....could you post the measurements of all the pieces?  i really dont have any idea how to figure that out!  thanks!!!  love it!!!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: T-shirt into Jammies/Dress on: December 07, 2011 01:23:24 PM
love this!  super cute!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Queen of Hearts upcycled fairytale sweater coat on: December 07, 2011 01:19:24 PM
Your coats appear very well sewn and are just gorgeous. I think the Caterpillar is my favorite. I love seeing everyone's different take on this style and the Alice in Wonderland themed color schemes are absolutely adorable!

To jump in on the inventor arguement, I am also pretty sure it's not Katwise so she should drop that claim if she is boasting it. I bought one (for 27 euros which was probably about $40 at the time) in Holland in 2005 to create a pattern from, and I have a family friend who sold them at the texas ren fest when i met her in the 90s. Hers are always muted tones and more often solid colors, and the hood on hers is done a little different (still long and functions as a scarf, but flat on the end rather than pointed)

These are really gorgeous coats and everyone makes them a little different. I don't think anyone should be claiming to have invented the design, but each designer can claim originality of their version as they are using their own (though similar) pattern, fabric/color scheme and stitch. I use various fabrics and do a lot of slinkier, silky nightgown stuff for robes. I also crochet my pieces together when I use sweater bits rather than a sewing machine. Ive only casually scooted about etsy upon reading this discussion, but I dont see anyone else doing either of those things.

thank you for agreeing with me about Katwise.  I do get so tired of her claims.  Did you see the crocheted version i mentioned was on etsy?  its really cool....
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Smoccasins !!! on: November 08, 2011 05:15:14 PM
love these!  can you post a pattern?
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Double Color Lacy Rose on: November 08, 2011 08:59:44 AM
so cute!  and yes id love a pattern!
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: RRR Challenge #1: Sundress from men's button-down on: November 08, 2011 07:36:54 AM
omg i love this!  can you post a tute?   i would love to make one!
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Queen of Hearts upcycled fairytale sweater coat on: November 08, 2011 07:33:39 AM
what i would be really curious about is if we can get a tutorial or even a small idea how you went about this. Like one of the previous posters said is one of these coats possible without  a serger. Crafters should be able to make things that we see with our own creativity and unique design Smiley  

I haven't made one without a serger, but I imagine it is certainly possible with a zig-zag stitch. I would sew each piece with a straight stitch first and then zig-zag the seam allowance with a satin stitch. The most important part is treating the cut pieces gently so you don't start unraveling.



there is a pattern for these coats on etsy..... www.winterolive.ets y.com   she says in the description no serger is needed.  she also has a pattern to crochet a coat too.
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