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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / denim comforter on: July 18, 2007 05:52:52 PM
Here is a denim comforter I made a few years ago.  I almost had enough
dark and light denim to continue a check pattern - but hey - it's more
"folksey" this way, dontcha think? Wink
The border is new denim, and the patches are from old jeans.  I tied
every other square with crochet cotton.  There is no binding.  The
middle layer is typical polyester batting, and the backing is a cotton
twill a bit lighter in weight than the denim.  Here is a link:

Here it is as a backdrop to a funky scarf I made out of an unravelled old
white wool sweater dyed with Koolaid (to be the subject of a later post,
in the appropriate section of Craftster). Smiley  And the link to it:

I'm looking forward to the day when I have posted enough times so that
I'll be allowed to post pictures and not just links. Grin
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / sweatskirt on: July 13, 2007 01:20:45 PM
This is my first post so please be kind Wink
I made a skirt out of an old sweatshirt with raglan sleeves.  The pics
have been uploaded to the free hosting service on this very website,
but as I am new at this posting thing, I'm not sure how to add a
link to it so that it appears in this post.   Tongue
Ah, yes.  I just discovered the "modify" button....  pics are here:

If I take better pictures of it later, I'll replace these ones.
I cut part of the sleeves off at an angle, and I cut the rest of the
shoulder/neckline in a curve.  I made two snips in the centre
(yes, Canuck English - center for most of you other folks)  Wink
front of the waistband and threaded a drawstring through it.
There was no sewing involved whatsoever.  The drawstring, which
is a long crochet chain with two rows of slip stitch on it, took
far longer to make than the rest of the skirt.  I plan to scour the
thrift shops for a raglan sweatshirt, in a larger size (this one's too
clingy for my taste), with sleeves that are in a contrasting colour.
Then the flippy triangles at the hem will show up better.  I'm not sure if
this skirt came out of my very own brain, or if I saw something similar
or maybe even the same somewhere (maybe on this very website).
It was certainly either inspired by one of you folks or else whoever
wrote "Generation T" - I forget the name of the author(s).
I'll end by saying that there are so many hugely creative and inspiring
people who have posted great stuff on this website and I appreciate
being able to share my own little piece of it.
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