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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: My new favourite dress! on: October 02, 2008 10:58:29 AM
sarahn - the front part is made up of 2 pieces crossed over each other - so it would be quite easy to pull one side down in order to breast feed. Actually, it'd be great for breast feeding because the other side would stay put.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: My new favourite dress! on: September 24, 2008 10:39:19 AM
Thanks so much everyone!

3  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: My new favourite dress! on: September 04, 2008 01:13:47 PM
Thanks everyone! I'm wearing it today & I love it!

sarap1979: I got it at Fabricland for $8.99 a yard.

macrina - I think the dress would look great in a slinky knit! I think anything that is a 'moderate stretch' would work.
4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / My new favourite dress! on: September 03, 2008 11:21:46 AM
Butterick #5243





I usually wear about a 20-22 off the rack - I made this in size 22. It could *easily* stretch to fit larger sizes & still look great on them if you used the right jersey.

I followed the pattern exactly, made no alterations & I LOVE this.
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Yet another Butterick 4790 retro whirl-away dress! on: August 29, 2008 11:37:21 AM
I have to say - this dress has never, ever done anything for me & I have always wondered why so many people have gone crazy for this pattern....

and then I saw your dress! And now I understand! It's beautiful!
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: WHAT THE....?!?!?! w/pics & pattern link on: January 10, 2008 08:28:31 AM
These are AWESOME!

When I was a kid, my mom would tie my hair up in rags to get curly hair. I loved how it looked, but what a pain it was to twist my hair around all those strips of fabric! But *these*....These are truly a genius idea!!
7  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Thermal from Knitty on: December 09, 2007 12:43:41 PM
Oh, Superstitch - my heart breaks for you! You put so much time & effort into Thermal. Maybe some time apart will be good - who knows, in a month or so you might try it on & it won't be as bad as you thought?

I've finally put the buttons on mine & weaved in all the ends & I'm really, really happy with how it turned out:



I used elan Baby Cashmere - about 18 balls of the stuff. It's *so* soft. This took me 6 months to finish, but I'm glad I soldiered on.
8  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Thermal from Knitty on: November 17, 2007 07:36:45 AM
OMG! I'm *DONE*!

Pictures to come - I just have to calm down & get over the shock of actually having finished this sweater!!

(I even have it on right now, eventhough it's still damp from blocking! SO bad!)
9  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Thermal from Knitty on: November 13, 2007 09:06:14 AM
Honeysuckle! It's beautiful!!

I am *finally* on the sleeve cap of the second sleeve. This sweater has taken me for.ev.err to knit (I knit lots & lots of other things at the same time though, so I guess if I had just focused, I'd have finished it long ago) This sweater is going to get done this week!
10  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Hemlock Ring Blanket Along on: October 02, 2007 08:31:59 AM
I got my yarn for this in the mail yesterday! I cast on last night & so far so good - I'm making two of these for christmas gifts, but it's so beautiful that I may have to make a third for me Smiley

I'm using Elann.com's Super cable aran & size 8 needles.
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