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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Stripy blue elephant! (image heavy) on: February 25, 2008 01:06:10 PM
I saw this pattern on a previous thread and couldnt resist!

http://www.knitterella.com/SusanBAnderson/ElefantePattern.pdf

One of my friends at work just had a baby boy so it was a perfect excuse to knit this little ele! Hope you like him  Smiley

I couldn't get the hang of the crochet ears, so I made up some knitted ones! I will post the pattern for the ears if anyone would like it!

I am going to sew him some eyes tonight (not sure what colour yet - what do you think?) and will give him away tomoro







2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / New look tunic 6677 Im confused! on: January 09, 2008 12:39:30 PM
Hi! Ive just bought the New look 6677 pattern for a tunic top but im totally confused about which size to make! Can anyone help?

I measured around the largest part of my bust and this is 40". If I look at the pattern it says that for 40" bust the finished garment is 45 1/2 " bust. Won't this be a bit too baggy?




the pattern details can be viewed here:

http://www.sewessential.co.uk/images/productpdf/NL_6677.pdf

Any help much appreciated as this is the first time I have used a pattern
3  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Festive cheer cardi from Simply knitting on: December 08, 2007 01:18:23 AM
Is anyone else knitting the Festive Cheer cardi from the November issue of Simply Knitting? ( see piccie).  I saw a similar cardi in a shop for nearly 40 so when I saw this pattern I thought id have a try. I am using the inexpensive Stylecraft Special DK wool in a Dark brown chocolate colour. The yarn cost 4.50

Im not very good at finishing projects so am really hoping there is someone else knitting this to motivate me!

 
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Bonnet from October simply knitting on: September 26, 2007 01:37:23 PM
Being a preemie baby myself 30 years ago ive always wanted to knit for my local neonatal unit but so far my hats have never turned out quite right and ive been too embarassed to send anything in!

However I saw the bonnet pattern in this month's Simply knitting (October) and thought id give it a go Smiley



I used Dk wool and 4mm needles rather than 4ply and 2.5 needles so it is bigger than the pattern but still smaller than the average baby size. I think my next one will be a blue and white stripe without the crochet edging for a boy Smiley Great way to stash bust and help out the local hospital!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / lining/ interfacing - im confused! on: July 13, 2007 01:47:35 PM
Hi!
This is probably a really thick Question! Ive got a pattern for a summer top and it says that I need lining. Is this the same stuf as interfacing?
 Huh
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / sizes on: June 27, 2007 11:49:26 AM
Im very confused about pattern sizes so im hoping you guys might be able to help!

Im looking to buy sewing patterns and usually I am a UK size 12/14 on bottom and 14/16 on top.
My measurements are:

Bust = 40"
Wasit= 35"
Hips = 39-40" ( depending on whether I put the tape measure over my tummy or my hips!)

Anyone any ideas what sewing pattern size that makes me or am i just a freakishly weird shape!

I was looking at a new Look Skirt Pattern and the newlook sizes are here:

http://www.sewessential.co.uk/images/productpdf/NL_6462.pdf

However, accordingto this I wouldnt fit into their largest (size 18) size. Is this correct?

Any help much appreciated!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Surfy summer skirt! on: June 24, 2007 12:56:25 PM
I've just finished my first sewed item - a summer surfy skirt! My mother in law gave  me an old hand driven sewing machine so I thought Id have a go making some clothes! I used the tute for an aline skirt in the book "Yeah I made it myself""I had to hand sew the zipper though as its hard to sew in straight linws ith one hadn to feed it!
The skirts not perfect, but it fits! Please excuse my wobbly tummy and the mismatching tshirt!




[img]http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o5/salljf77/skirt.jpg img]
8  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / janome m110 mini sewing machine?? on: June 11, 2007 03:22:58 AM
HI all - im thinking of buying the janome m110 mini sewing machine - has anybody used this one and is it adequate for a beginner who wants to sew simple clothes ( eg. skirts and tops). Also, as it has a drop in bobbin can it be used for shirring ( i really want to try this as i love all the shirred tops ive seen in the shopsthis year and they never fit me!) Any advice or comments would be really appreciated!
9  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / help with buying sewing machine! on: June 10, 2007 01:10:54 PM
HI all!
Ive been given an old sewing machine from 1976 which is hand powered and is a complete nightmare. i just spent an hour and  a half trying to stitch one line of shirring and the handle is so stiff and the needle kept getting stuck and i am tempted to throw it out the window if it wasnt so heavy!

being very enthusiastic to learn how to sew my own clothes and not having much money (just bought first my flat!) I would like to buy an electric sewing machine and am looking at the Janome m100 mini sewing machine which is about 54. Has anyone got this one and is it ok for making simple clothes (eg. skirts, tops)> it says that it has a drop in bobbin - so can you do shirring with it?

Would much appreciate any help!

Thanks
sally Smiley
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / intarsia generator on: February 18, 2007 08:00:46 AM
HI  - i used to have a link to a website where you could submit a picture and it would generate the pattern for the picture on knitting graph paper.
Does anyone know what the link is? as I lost all my favourites  Sad
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