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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: FO - New Look 6735 on: November 22, 2008 09:45:37 PM
you look great, love that outfit on you!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: 2.8.08-skirt- when the pattern says stripes.. best believe it. on: November 04, 2008 02:14:12 AM
jennyduckling- glad you got a laugh out of my woes.. Wink my obsession with skirt sewing remains but i haven't gotten to sew anything in months now.. :< glad someone's at least still getting some giggles from ghosts of posts past though...

lovelikegravity- i saw responses to this thread and clicked on it and forget dora had been in the pic.. she died in october:< she was the loveliest, fastest most helpful seamstress kitten:< such small furry nonspeaking creatures but they leave imprints on your life.. in dora's case BIG imprints. my soft sweet fluffball:/ related to the post though, this skirt has been a beloved cat and ferret bed.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: circle skirt, pattern matched, french seams, omg, quite a few pics on: August 07, 2008 08:09:13 PM
thank you sleepyknitter:>
thank you homebunnyj- didn't let the skirt hang.. i made it when i couldn't sleep from 4am to 6:30am... <then i discovered my fiv+ cat was dehydrated and ran to the vet in new skirt. which they complimented. while setting up an iv. the skirt's had an eventful life. it might be done in. all in all i spent 4 hours at the vet and met 7 dogs and 3 cats. the skirt bore the brunt of the furry assault. well. it lived a glorious eventful day. so, nope, didn't get to hang it to stretch out before hemming... by the time i was done ironing and folding back the french seams i was tired of ironing in general and just rolled the hem up with my fingers and fed it through the machine and hoped wildly... 
i appreciate the links, i keep having huge issues getting areas where more than a few seams meet up to meet up properly... and the info about the plaid will be really good to read:> thankya
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / circle skirt, pattern matched, french seams, omg, quite a few pics on: August 07, 2008 03:14:29 PM
so i made another circle skirt.. i'm kind of ripping through the fabric so i stopped at walmart.. moralfreetradeethicalmindfulshoppingquandry oops. but i got alot of dollar fabric. this was some of it.


i'm having issues getting all  corners to match- yoke front/back skirt front/back. i'd google how the heck to get that to match up evenly but i don't even know what to search for "matching points" seems like it's going to yield me something for vegas incentives, or something.  but i did almost get the print to match up at the seams! woot!


and here it gosh golly gee wizz it does seem to be matching, that there's a seam you can barely see. woot


and it's got french seams, which started out seeming like the easiest thing in the world, until i hit the zipper.. and then i spent an hour drudging through it gritting my teeth and hand sewing it, then i put in sense and sensibility and was cheerful to sew by hand.


ok. end image obesity madness <now>
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: cowl neck top. the best of times.. the worst of times... on: August 07, 2008 08:24:04 AM
i just double checked, the pattern i'm using doesn't mention interfacing on the back, or in the envelope.
didn't try cutting on the bias, i will give that a go..
i'll try using interfacing too.. i got a whole lot of white stretchy fabric. might as well try to figure it out Wink
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: cowl neck top. the best of times.. the worst of times... on: August 07, 2008 04:54:44 AM
hey, i've got insomnia and couldn't sleep so i poked at this top some more and ripped seams and resewed and ripped and resewed.... i seemed to have picked the devil in the form of a really thick really stretchy jersey to try it with initially. 
i used newlook 6470 viewb.  they look really similar at least from the finished product view, couldn't find a view that showed pieces or layout...  hesistent to offer suggestions since it's a different pattern and i had so many problems with my own version...i think i figured out most of my problems- sewing with knits seems -really- different to me than wovens...
if you're still having problems with the directions you could try-

hem the back neck piece.
hem the front neck piece with the large seam allowance 
pin the front and pack where the shoulders join
pin at the underarms, and down the side seams.
sew the shoulders together
sew the left and right side seams together
hem along the bottom

simplified and not entirely sure that's how your pattern works.. i am becoming a -very- big fan of basting the first time i try a new style. and basting seems to be a good thing with knits so that when you sew the actual seam the two pieces go through at an even rate... so you could try just basting the whole thing together knowing it doesn't matter if it goes together wrong and it'll only be a few minutes work to dismantle and redo.....
sorry i can't help more...
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Two pairs men's jeans, rivets and all on: August 06, 2008 11:12:20 PM
wow wow wow. sewing pants let alone jeans seams intimidating. those are great.
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: With This Waistband, Who Needs a Belt? (High-Waist Skirt) on: August 06, 2008 10:37:51 PM
you are my piping hero. your skirt is great:)
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / cowl neck top. the best of times.. the worst of times... on: August 06, 2008 10:35:33 PM
so.. i made a cowl neck top. i thought i'd venture afield from skirt land.. so i could wear an outfit made entirely by me, hurrah.

i need to clip the seam allowances on the side, that's why it's bulky there. i'm standing crooked, that's why the shirt's crooked.. but.. i'm not pleased with the cowl neck itself.. it drapes funny, the shirt starts a coup and tries to turn itself and shirtly order inside out. read pattern reviews and everyone elses shirts seem to politely drape in an orderly fashion. didn't see any others made out of jersey though, which the pattern says is An Approved Fabric. so. not sure what's up here. working with knit was wildly refreshing after a few weeks of woven cotton though. and i'm also wildly looking back to returning to the land of nonstretch. i'm seriously just tickled pink the whole thing holds together. but i can't figure out why the cowl neck hangs around my neck limp and heavy like one of my ferrets rather than like a delightful cowl neck. i'm still gonna wear it though. 'cause damn it. i sewed with a knit.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: 4.8.08 i-wanted-a-circle-skirt-too skirt and lessons learned of the day on: August 06, 2008 08:40:11 PM
coffee came out my nose. thanks guys.

my life as an olympic skater flashed before my eyes... 

now i must go make more skirts.



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