jordy, I have used interfacing on the straps for your tutorial. Works really nicely to make the strap less-floppy, if you have thin fabric. If you don't have interfacing, even a little bit of stitch witchery helps to give it more stability, (and makes it easier to sew the straps, too).
Wow, very nice. Looks good on you! I'm kinda top-heavy, if you know what I mean, and always look at patterns for itty bitty tanks with grave doubts. This one looks like I could wear it without sending 10 year olds into early puberty.
Question, though: how is the support? I've got big boobs, and I'm short waisted, so good support is important, if I want to keep the girls from pointing south.
HAHAHA! This is really funny to me, because my youngest sister got arrested for underage drinking, (2 weeks shy of her 21st b-day, too!). The middle sister works in the legal profession, and was able to get baby sister's mug shots. We've been scheming and plotting for the perfect way to zing baby sis with these photos every since.
you did an awesome job lining up the squares. tell us how you got them to come out so well...
Thanks. It was mostly a lot of measuring, pinning, and triple checking to make sure they are straight. And I have to be honest; I hid the ones squares that are a little crooked. There's a reason why one pillow is resting on the corner of the other.
Rather than sew the squares together as long strips and sew the strips together, I sewed them together in blocks of 4. Sew 4 squares together to make a 2x2 square, and make sure the seams are straight and even. You use the seams of this 2x2 square to compare against all other 2x2 squares you make. When you get 4 sets of 2x2 squares complete, you sew them together to form a 4x4 square. When you get 4 sets of 4x4 squares complete, you sew them together, and so on and so on, until it's the size you want. Basically, you just start small, and build upon one small, correctly sewn square, until you have a larger, correctly sew square.
That is probably as clear as mud. Let me know if you need it explained better.
It wasn't very hard to do, but t-shirt material is stretchy, so you have to pin carefully, otherwise your seams end up crooked. I don't remember how long it took exactly, but I worked on it over the course of two days, after work. It's definitely something that could be done over a weekend, if you didn't have a lot of other distractions.
I'm getting ready to do my first outdoor craft fair. I feel more comfortable running things cash-only, but some people, (ok, just my sister), are predicting doom and gloom if I am not willing to take checks.
All of my stuff is priced $35 and under, and this particular fair will be in a downtown area, where the city closes off a few blocks of the street. There are bound to be atm's nearby, if people need to get cash. I was thinking that as a compromise, if some one really insisted on writing a check, I would offer to hold their item until the check cleared, and then mail it to an address they provide. That way, if the check bounces, I am not out my products. Of course, my sister thinks this is a stupid idea, and will drive away business. Of course, she's never done a craft fair, but she's a busy body, so you know how that goes...
I made this quilt for my husband, out of his old t-shirts. I cut out the graphics on the shirts, and pieced them together randomly. Both front and back are made of t-shirts, and it is about dimensions of a full-sized blanket. I think it's kinda weird looking, but he loves it. He even wanted to take it with him on a conference for work, to show off to his friends. LOL! How cute...a grown man and his woobie.
Sorry for the lousy pictures. My apartment is kind of small, and there is no great place to stretch it out for a picture. The blanket is also apparently popular with cats, as you can see.