I would just buy the skirt because the website is selling them for $15 with free shipping, but sadly they only have a "free" size and I need about 3 extra inches than what it stretches to in order for it to be comfortable. So....I decided to make it. I've never worked with chiffon before so any tips there would be greatly appreciated. What I really need some help with is figuring out what kind of skirt this it. The waistband clearly looks like a simple gathered skirt, but would that give the fullness and shape I see at the bottom? That's the part I really like is the flowy sort of fullness, and the elastic waistband. If I made this skirt, with say, 4 times my waist measurement in fabric would that be enough to allow for this sort of flow at the bottom?
So, a friend of mine asked me to make her a hooded cloak, and even found an amazing tablecloth to use for the fabric. It's a long (like atleast 12ft) rectangle, and has a really pretty edging. I'm trying to figure out if I can just fold it in half (short way, so it's only 6ft long), sew up the back, and then add a drawstring to form the hood. Any input as to if this would look right? The only patterns I've found are for circular cloaks.
My question to you is: how did you determine the size of material? To be exact, how did you do the waist? 1 1/2 or 2 times your waist measurement or something like that?
Do you think it would work if I was to make the waistband out of something stretchy rather than attempt a zipper?
There are a few ways you can do gathers. The first is a foot on your machine. If you don't have one, you can sew a straight line across the top of the fabric with the longest stitch your machine will make and then pull one of the threads to gather. I recommend using a heavy duty thread as I have snapped quite a few and had to start over. If you are wanting an elastic waist anyway, you can use a piece of elastic the same measurment as your waist, with 1.5 to 2 times the fabric. Pin the end of the elastic to one end of the top seam, and then pull the elastic out as you sew. When you get done sewing your fabric will be "gathered" along the elastic. Like this http://www.associatedcontent.com/video/9424/at_home_with_emma_easy_elastic_gathering.html
Ok, that's it. You've inspired me to not only make but wear a high waisted skirt!!! I've always been afraid they wouldn't look good on me, but we are shaped alike and you look fantastic!!!! I can't wait now!!!! ooh, and pockets! I love pockets. ^_^
Thank you, thank you! It was def. worth it. The heels are candies brand. I think they are only carried by kohls, but who knows the interwebs may offer better deals! Seriously, tho, soooo comfy. Never thought I'd enjoy wearing heels!
So i saw the star afghan on here a while back and absolutely fell in love with it. I LOVE stars. A couple days later I get the invite to my cousin's baby shower. Her first, and the first great grandchild! Awesome! I immediately called my aunt to find out what colors they were doing the nursery in since they didn't want to know the sex of the baby. They are doing the nursery in turquoise/blue, orange, and cream.... nailed it. ^_^
First block of color
Second block of color
The finished product, probably could have done with another block of color after to make it bigger, but I didn't want it to be too big, besides, they live in florida. lol don't really need it, but every baby should have a baby blanket right?
BTW, this was back in Feb. A couple weeks ago my cousin gave birth to a beautiful and healthy little boy! They named him Eli!
I made this afghan a couple years ago. I wanted it big enough to cover my bed (california king ^_^) and as many different colors as I could get. I decided on your basic array of all colors, and then in trying to decide on the best color placement, decided the only way to evenly spread out the colors was to do them like a sudoku. That's right, I took my most recent sudoku, assigned each number a color and got to crocheting. I used your basic granny square cause I was new at this whole thing (didn't even know there were other types of squares, this of course was my pre-craftster days )
as you can see from the picture, not only was it 4:30 in the morning (tee hee, night owl) but it is large enough to cover my california king bed. and i loves it! ^_^
**EDIT** Wow! Thanks everyone! I've never had so many comments before! I'm glad you all love it as much as I do! ^_^