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181  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Un-ruching? on: May 24, 2012 09:53:48 AM
Years ago, I bought a really cute top. But when I took it home, I realized it had ruched shoulders, which I really hate. It also had elastic around the ends of the sleeves, which bothered me even more. So I cut the elastic out and re-sewed it. But because it's knit, the re-sewn edges are sort of wavy. That combined with the ruching looks awful to me. What can I do? Should I cut the shoulder seam, cut some width from the sleeve, and re-sew the shoulder? Should I sew a discreet pleat to hide the waviness? Should I cut the sleeve off altogether? The most difficult part in all this for me is that it's knit. I'm pretty new to sewing. Please let me know if I need to explain this again- I know it's probably super confusing.
182  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Another Tapered Rope Needle Felted Necklace on: February 25, 2012 05:41:32 PM
This is INCREDIBLE! How do you needle felt such a perfectly cylindrical shape? I've tried before, and I gave up and decided that was mostly reserved for wet-felting.
183  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Look what I made! - one shouldered top on: February 25, 2012 05:28:23 PM
Thanks! This is a McCall's, M6240 to be exact (if you're still interested). Sorry for the late reply. I don't always have internet access!
184  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Look what I made! - one shouldered top on: December 08, 2011 03:33:21 PM

My first commercial pattern ever! I am super proud of myself! It was actually supposed to be a dress, but it's waaay too short, so it's now a top. The colors in this picture are a bit off. It's a golden-yellow and maroon.
185  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: I am Not a Button Addict on: May 08, 2011 01:15:32 PM
Beautiful!!! I love the rose one!
186  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Octopus Ring on: April 29, 2011 05:15:05 PM
aaaaww! very nice! feeling better about pc?
187  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Objects Improved By Googley-Eyes on: April 23, 2011 04:00:53 PM
Cuuute! And I loooove The Brave Little Toaster!!!!!
188  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / Re: smoothing projects on: April 04, 2011 10:01:33 PM
I have used a razor (a disposable safety razor)  to get the fuzz off a wall hanging and it worked very well!

What another innovative approach!
189  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Felt zipper pouches on: April 04, 2011 09:59:36 PM
*Gasp* These are so CUTE!!!!
190  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Yaaay! First zipper project complete! on: April 04, 2011 09:58:22 PM
Thank you, thank you, thank you all for the lovely compliments! *smiley smiley* heehee! Smiley
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