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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Tablecloth Skirt on: August 20, 2013 08:12:36 PM
That's fantastic! I've got a table cloth in my stash I've debating whether to cut up. I love the silhouette you chose. I may steal your idea for the wide waistband that uses the edge design, too.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Too-short-to-be-decent on: August 18, 2013 07:00:45 PM
I love your idea! I won't be passing up too-short dresses anymore. Grin
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Inner Thigh Jeans Repair on: August 18, 2013 06:54:23 PM
Thanks for the clear instructions, I may need to try this sometime, although I worry stretch denim won't patch as nicely. 

Aw, geez. Good point. My jeans have some stretch to them, too. When my pants start to wear out, I'll try to patch them entirely with zig-zag instead of straight stitch. I hope it works!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Inner Thigh Jeans Repair on: August 14, 2013 02:08:02 PM
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You do a much neater job than I do...I just cut the patch to fit and zig zag away! Great job...but beware--when people find out you repair jeans, you will get many requests Grin...I had to start charging... Grin

Ha ha, I know right? In college I charged people on my floor to hem and taper their jeans for them.
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Inner Thigh Jeans Repair on: August 14, 2013 02:04:58 PM
 Cheesy Thank you so much! It took forever to do all of that stitching and I am so impatient.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Strawberry Apron on: August 14, 2013 02:00:22 PM
I made this for my aunt's birthday last year. She's taller than me, so I made it extra-long. When I tried it on, I thought I'd made it too long, but when she tried it on it fit fine.






The part that goes around the neck is part of one really long tie. I goes through the channels on the armpit part and ties around the waist.

 Grin Thanks for looking! Have a wonderful day! Cool
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Inner Thigh Jeans Repair on: August 14, 2013 12:59:04 PM
My sister needed her jeans fixed so she gave them to me. The inner thigh fabric has worn away. I hate it when that happens! I've only darned socks before, so I decided to try something new and attempt to fix the jeans. My dad donated a pair of his old jeans. I used the denim from the lower part of his jeans, so now he has a pair of fabulous cut-offs.






I made a paper pattern.






I cut it out, placed it on the inside of the jeans, pinned, and basted in place. To keep the front and back layers separate, I put a plastic box on the inside of the jeans - kind of like if the pants wearer's leg was made out of a plastic box.




I used a straight stitch to make a zig zag pattern over the worn fabric. Over the holes I used an actual zig zag stitch.




I fixed two pairs of jeans. I used up all my blue thread on the first pair, and then switched to grey for the second. The grey actually looks better. It's way less noticeable.


Thanks for looking! If you have any tips or suggestions on how to do this better, please let me know! In the future I think I'll be fixing my own jeans rather than getting rid of them, and if there is a better way to do this (that has stood up to many washings) I'd like to know. 

 Cheesy Have a fantastic day!  Kiss
 
8  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Joan of Arc [her steed was a fixed gear] on: October 17, 2011 07:46:27 PM
That is so beautiful. I love the parts covering the elbows! Have you ever worked with rubber before? It looks really professional and AMAZING.
9  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Pink and red quilt on: October 13, 2011 05:04:08 PM


Wow, beautifully done! I love my wonky seams, but often I wish I could get them as straight as yours are.

I, too, wonder the dimensions  Wink

Thank you! I should have measured it before giving it away! I estimate that it was 50"x50" or a little bigger.
10  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Pink and red quilt on: October 13, 2011 05:01:21 PM
Very cute. Nice work. Keep making more, you seem to have more patience than me at those. I couldn't do something like that for more than an hour before getting annoyed and frustrated.

Haha, this was very frustrating. I usually have several projects going at once, so I can switch to something else when I keep making lots of mistakes. I want to do so many more, but fabric sure is expensive. The fabric for this quilt was actually a bunch of scraps my mom got at a garage sale, combined with some of our own scraps. 
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