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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: McQueen Kimono top on: June 03, 2008 07:16:24 AM
Hey! First of all, I bow to you.. You rock Cool
And now, I have a few stupid questions Cheesy
Where did you use the bias tape? For the collar, etc?
It's rather hard to see from the pictures (and because you have your collar bent down), but is it as high as it seems on the pattern page pictures? I am a bit worried that it might be too low and inexpressive since it's one of my favourite parts of the jacket Grin

Hey there, sorry for the delay in answering, I havent been on craftster for a long time.
I used bias tape to finish the bottom seems and the sleeves seems, (the collar is doubled over therefore it does not need any seem finishing) I would take a picture of it (I'm actually wearing it today) but camera is taking a trip right now without me:P
The collar will go as high as in the picture, except my fabric is a heavier weight and I used light interfacing, so the collar will not stay up.
As for the back pleats, I pressed as I went because it was easier that way, but I liked the unpressed look better (ie after washing it I lay it out and pull on the pleats to straigth them out but I dont iron them), you can always send me a pm if you have more questions, I can give you my email address for a faster answer Wink
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: A Neighborly Gesture on: March 06, 2008 12:56:57 PM
This is so strange, i'm reading this and I have the exact same problem (well except for kidnapping their chair) all the kids sit on my porch drink and smoke and leave their garbage on my front porch, Ive dumped their garbage on their porch I dont know how many times, I even put it in their mailbox once. Maybe I should think of a sweet revenge just like yours.... mouahahahaha
3  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Discussion and Questions / Re: stenciling a laptop on: March 05, 2008 06:48:02 AM
Thanks for all the great advice Cheesy
4  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Discussion and Questions / stenciling a laptop on: February 14, 2008 08:38:03 PM
One of my friend bought/donated an OLPC (laptop.org) and doesn't really enjoy the green color. So after joking around a bit he agreed to have the inside stenciled in pink with Hello kitty's if I would find a stencil end a way to do it properly. Finding the stencil is not a problem since I'm pretty good with illustration tools but my question is what kind of material should I use for the stencil. We are planning on using spray paint and I would like to minimize the under spray.   Huh
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: If you knitted christmas present this year... on: January 01, 2008 08:07:07 AM
I knitted only one gift this year (I always knit a lot of gifts), it was for a gift exchange. It was an Odessa hat (http://www.magknits.com/feb06/patterns/odessa.htm) for my boyfriends cousin and she absolutely loved it. For some reason the color I chose, which I would never had worn myself, is her favorite and matches exactly her scarf. And of course I got the usual "you really made that??" from the whole family.
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Is there anything wrong with acrylic? on: December 20, 2007 12:12:22 PM
I personally don't enjoy acrylic for multiple reasons: because it's not environmentally friendly, because i don't like the feeling of it under my hand (i'm the kind of person that can guess fiber content from touching a fabric), because they usually dont offer the richness of color offered by hand dyed yarn. I don't think I should be called a snob for not liking certain type of fibers, it's a question of taste.

And I don't know whats up with people associating not shopping at Wal Mart with being a snob, they are tons of reasons not to shop at Wal Mart (I personally don't like the condition they bestow upon their employees and I prefer to shop at local stores).
7  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: first quilt - a year in the making on: December 16, 2007 04:27:03 PM
This is a really beautiful quilt, you should be really proud. I love the fabrics much like everyone else here. Would you mind telling me the dimensions of the strips you cut? Where did you find your fabrics...I have a very hard time finding modern trendy fabrics with a large print at my local joanns. Everything is so tiny!

I bought my fabrics from http://www.fatquartershop.com/ I was not able to find enough fabrics that I liked at my local fabric store (fabricville). The squares are 5 x 5 in so I cut strips that were 5.5 x 3 in
8  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: first quilt - a year in the making on: October 29, 2007 12:31:28 PM
I love this!  It's not grandma-ish like most quilts I see. The fabrics are hip and mod and the colors are great!  You did a WONDERFUL job for it being your first quilt! 

I was turned onto quilting just a couple of days ago, so I bought a bunch of fabric to practice making squares with.  I thought I'd start with a baby quilt and work my way up.  How long did this take you?

Oh, and your personalized tag is gorgeous! 

It took me about a month to cut/piece together the top, it was my first quilt so it would probably be faster for someone with technique. I started quilting on my machine and found that it was a big pain in the a** to feed this humongous thing to my sewing machine, so I basically put it on hold for a few months and did just small quilting parts every few weeks or so. Took me a year to complete.
9  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: first quilt - a year in the making on: October 28, 2007 06:38:28 PM
Lovely.  I really like the tag, too - did you hand-embroider that?

Thank you for the kind coment.
Yes it's hand embroidered, the font was taken from dafont.com, I had to find my old and dusty embroidery hoops that had been forgotten Wink
10  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / first quilt - a year in the making on: October 28, 2007 06:24:25 PM
I present to you my first quilt. I took inspiration from a quilt I have found here, called the lavender quilt if I remember correctly. It is machine quilted even though I now wished I would have gone the hand quilted way. Quilting such a big piece on a home machine, even with a walking foot, is pretty hard. I made a little tag on the back out of remenant linen I had lying around. Here are the pictures:



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