Thanks everyone. I did the edging on the bottom and now it's all finished, and I have a new shirt to wear tomorrow. Take that husband. lol It's a good thing for him we don't have much say in dressing each other, I can think of a ton of things in his side of the closet I'd like to see gone. I added another pic in the original post so you can see a close up of the trim. It's not the best, but it gives you the idea of its style.
I'm so excited to be posting something here. I just noticed this board yesterday, and I couldn't wait to get something up!
I'm most comfortable in t-shirts, and I think the cut of them really is one of the best styles for my body. But I'm always looking for t-shirts that aren't too lame and don't look too "laying around the house".
I made this one today from scratch. I made the pattern by tracing a t-shirt I bought recently at Torrid, and then I put this together with that pattern.
I'd love to know what you guys think. Is this a yay or a nay? Honesty is great, I already know my husband is thumbs down on it. But he's kinda down on anything different, so his opinion's a bad barometer.
So, I'm considering my turn in the crochet olympics a success. I'm not sure if I really deserve the gold because of my failed attempt at my first event. But I suppose on an event by event basis, I get the gold for the event I settled on. I did create my mil's hat in two days, so I guess I get the gold in that event. Especially considering all the preparation and cleaning that goes into a big overnight trip from the in laws. Anyway, here's a picture:
Thanks Margarita Miss... He wanted it for his swimming class, so the vinyl pocket inside was for his trunks or whatever so water wouldn't leak through to the outside. If I were to do it again, I think I'd maybe do a pouch type pocket or even a separate pouch instead of the way I did do it, which was make one round end the pocket area.
Thebagfairy, Yep, that's embroidery by my Brother PE-300s.
I love this look. It's a really great shape with the bandeu under it. Your work is sooo very impressive. I know most of your pieces are custom and lots are for modeling and videos... do you ever have any in the um..., let's say, men's magazines? My husband subscribes to one, and it seems like every issue, at least one of the models is wearing something crocheted. And when I point that out, he says, you're looking at her Shirt? Sorry, off topic, just thought that was funny, lol. Anyway, I'm always wondering if it's something that you created. Can you let us know? Any in the latest SI Swimsuit Issue? Just being nosy.
A nice rsc edging is always really good looking for boys. It's sort of got the look of cording or rope. I used here in a felted purse pattern to replicate piping: http://www.beppycat.com/Patterns.html Good luck finishing up! Go Craftster Olympians!
I had to change projects too... I see it as being in another "event". I ran out of yarn for the tank and am on a yarn diet at the moment, so I was disqualified for that event. My new event is taking place between now and thursday nigt. I'm trying to make a sun hat out of crochet cotton for my MIL before they get here for a big visit. So that's my challenge, and it's a big one for me. Only two days, plus all the cleaning and getting ready. So, it's not the skeleton, but it'll challenge me, as I've never done one before.
Hey guys. I just wanted to let you all know that I decided what to do with this pattern... See, since it's a Sampler sample, I didn't want to just give it away, since that seemed unfair to Sampler subscribers, to contribute a freebie would just be cheap. So- I'm going to put it on my site for just a dollar, since I want anyone who wanted it to be able to get one. It's up now at www.beppycat.com for sale under patterns. I figured you might be curious about where it might be after the discussion of the Sampler and how to get it. Sunshine to all!
One of the best ways I know to substitute yarns is to find out the meters per gram or yards per ounce, or you know, the yards per fifty gram ball of both yarns. If yarn A has 350 yards per 50 gram ball. And yarn B has 348 yards per 50 gram ball, they are of a very similar thickness and could probably be interchanged. But if yarn C has 96 yards per 50 gram ball, you know that that's a yarn that's way too thick and won't be able to reach the correct gauge.
Another way is to just ignore the fact that you'll be crocheting it. Say, if yarn A works up to 5 sts to the in in knitting and yarn B works up to 5 sts to the inch in knitting, they will both work to similar gauges as each other when crocheted. Hope that helps a little!