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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / I need a muumuu!! on: May 01, 2007 01:29:23 PM
Honestly and for true.

Call me lazy, or cheap, but I just don't feel like BUYING a muumuu.  (They can be expensive)  I was trying to see if there was a free or  inexpensive pattern to make traditional Hawaiian muumuu for my daughter and I.  Or perhaps someone has an idea to do a patternless version.  One for a woman in the size L and one for a girl in the size 8.  Any suggestions?

And for the record, we do not believe that muumuu are hideous frocks to be worn around the house.  They are beautiful float dresses to be worn to dance.   Grin
2  CLOTHING / Sewing Pattern Reviews / Re: help me find a pattern similar to this dress? on: April 30, 2006 01:55:42 PM
The top of this McCall's Pattern looks right, but the skirt isn't quite right.  Maybe with some modifications you could make it work.
3  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Serger reconmendations on: April 30, 2006 01:51:01 PM
I'm fairly new to sewing, but my grandmother was a Home-ec teacher as was her mother before her, etc. etc.   She absolutely adores her BabyLock Imagine.  She says the best thing about it is the Air Pump/Threader... (Jet Air???) It essentially pumps enough air to push your thread through the needle eye.  She says that at her age that is a VERY nice feature.  And for the record, this is a woman who has worn out 2 sergers prior to this one.

I really wish I personally knew more about the machines to help, but I thought that if she loved them so much, then I should definitely spread the word.  Wink

Good luck to all buying sergers.
4  CLOTHING / Sewing Pattern Reviews / Re: Butterick Retro 1957 Series... on: April 17, 2006 03:20:38 PM
How funny, I just started this dress as my first sewing project. (well, first as an adult) And 'lo and behold this thread pops up on craftster... what a co-winky-dink!

I've only completed the top of the dress thus far.  I had no problems with the darts, however I *did* have to take in the sides of the top (a LOT) so I didn't look like I'm wearing a cinched trash bag.

I'm having a lot of fun though.  I'll have to post pics when all is said and done.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Movie Knits on: March 03, 2006 11:06:22 AM
... sits around drinking whiskey by the bottle and knitting something with baby pink wool.  ... I'm intrigued to know what she's supposed to be making, but it's never mentioned.

Drinking whiskey by the bottle?  She may not even know what she's supposed to be knitting.  Wink

I've heard of that movie, but haven't seen it.  I will definitely have to see if I can dig it up at the library or local video rental.  I like sick movies... it's sad, but true.  *sigh*  Smiley
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Movie Knits on: February 28, 2006 11:06:17 AM
I've been watching Witches a lot and Grandma is from Norway, so there are tons of lovely Norweigan sweaters and hats in the beginning and she lowers Mouse Luke down into the grand high witches hotel room in a sock she is knitting.

"Ze child, is no longer a child.  Ze child IS A MOUSE!!"

Cheesy  I love love loved this movie when I was a young teen.  I made all my younger cousins watch it when I'd babysit.  Angelica Houston is amazing as the Grand High Witch.

I do seem to remember when she was telling the story of the little girl in her hometown that they wore some really beautiful sweaters, caps and mittens (am I right?).  And was Grandma's sock yellow?  I do remember yarn being very important in the transportation of Luke and Bruno, but it's been so long since I've seen the movie that all the details are muddy.  I guess I'll just have to watch it again.  Wink
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Forest friends swap on: February 27, 2006 02:23:21 PM
All the info about being in a swap is here:

http://www.craftster.org/swapsinfo.html

Bobolink will post a link here I am sure when the real swap is starting!  For now we can talk about ideas and stuff Smiley

Thanks.  Smiley  I had looked at that earlier.  Like I said, I hate to not do things correctly.  I just wasn't sure if the link would be posted here or what.  Thanks so much for all the help.  I really appreciate it.
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Forest friends swap on: February 27, 2006 09:24:31 AM
So... just out of curiosity, and because I'm the big V when it comes to swaps... when submissions for the swap does happen is it posted here or moved out to another folder?  Will there be a link with instructions on how to request being formally involved in said swap?

I just want to make sure that I do everything right. I'd really, really like to be part of this swap.  Smiley
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Cabled Owl Headbands! Pic Heavy on: February 27, 2006 08:31:36 AM
Eeep! I totally forgot to post the pattern for this! I will have it posted sometime this evening.  Smiley

I swear I kept referring to this thread and your pics until I think I figured out how you were acheiving the owl appearance with your cables. (double cable / reverse double cable?)

Of course, mine aren't quite as cute as yours, because I litterally just made a thin strip of experimental cables rather than a cute and functional headband.  Smiley
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Forest friends swap on: February 24, 2006 02:23:03 PM
Haha, noooo... but Disney has some good platforms to jump from as far as turning woodland creatures into cute and cuddly woodland friends.  Wink
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