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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Making Tights Into Thigh-Highs on: February 26, 2009 04:58:38 AM
I googled sock glue & apparently it's used often for dancers ... maybe I should check out a dance store (though I think I'll look around for materials first; it would be annoying to have to apply something to my skin each time I want to wear them).

Thanks for the ideas!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Making Tights Into Thigh-Highs on: February 26, 2009 01:26:24 AM
Hello all!

I'm a knitter who wants to get into sewing. I have a few things to hem for now, but when those are finished I want to, somehow, make my tights that look like this:

http://i.americanapparel.net/storefront/images/detail/serve.asp?media=rsaphb_Black.jpg

into ones that reach the top of my thighs, like these. I can only ever find thigh-high fishnets in stores, rather than opaque tights!

My question for all of you is, what can I use to hold the tights up? I once had a pair of those fishnets & inside the lace at the top was a rubbery material that clung to my skin. I have no idea what it was made of, or how to get it. Does anyone know what it is, or what alternatives I can use (other than elastic that will likely just fall down gradually)?

Thanks!
3  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: zebra print shoes on: May 04, 2008 08:47:59 PM
i'm planning on making lots of shoes (starting a business, in fact!), so that's definitely something i'll try out. thanks! :]
4  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: zebra print shoes on: May 04, 2008 06:29:39 PM
thanks everyone!!

I like 'em! Did you use acrylic paint? And did you mix any textile medium in with it? I'm wondering how durable the paint will be, and if it will crack or chip.

i used fabric paint, by tulip i believe. last fall i made some glittery gold shoes of the same brand, and yeah, it cracked a little bit where my toes started (after months of daily wear). that's not really avoidable, is it?

do you recommend acrylics + textiles?
5  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / zebra print shoes on: May 04, 2008 05:52:52 AM
a couple days ago i made some zebra print shoes! i drew the lines with a fabric marker & painted inside the lines.






6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: E.T. phone home! on: November 12, 2007 10:11:31 PM
That's amazing! The lines of garter stitch to shape his head = brilliant.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Child's Placket Neck Sweater on: November 12, 2007 10:07:35 PM
That's very cute!!!
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Le Slouche Beret on: November 04, 2007 01:58:28 PM
WOW, what a strange coincidence -- I saw a girl at a concert last night wearing a slouchy seed stitch hat in that exact colour! I really wanted to find a pattern for it too, so thanks very much!
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: ever take a day off work to knit? on: November 03, 2007 11:32:15 AM
I used to bring my knitting to high school, and just sort of knit under the desk. I got some pretty funny looks from both teachers and students, when they finally realized what that little clicking sound was, but luckily no one ever made me put it away!
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Casting On: Raglans on: November 03, 2007 11:28:49 AM
I love knitting sweaters, and I try to convert everything to top-down raglans with circular needles, because I really dislike sewing seams after all that knitting! My problem, however, is getting the sizing right for when I cast on. Everything I make seems to be a little too big or a little too small -- or sometimes it's completely off.

I don't ever find OUT that I've made a mistake until it comes time to join the knitting for the body (right underneath the sleeves), and by then I'm several inches in and feel like I've wasted my time. Is there a good way to determine how many inches you'll need for each section (back, sleeves, front pieces)? Should I just measure myself, and if so, where do I measure?

Thanks in advance!
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