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41  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / pinup bathing suit on: June 17, 2010 06:23:23 AM
i finished my ruched bathing suit, this was my first bathing suit using poly lycra, and it wasn't really bad sewing like i thought it would be,,it was going to be a tankini but then i just sewed at the bottom of the top to the leg bottoms, it's supposed to look like this one from pinupgirlclothing:

http://www.pinupgirlclothing.com/pink-swimsuit-retro-swimsuit.html

i think it's pretty close considering the price of that one, compared to just a yard of lycra fabric, i used a princess cut pattern.
heres my suit:



42  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Ruching Question on: June 09, 2010 03:43:43 AM
thanks,,,they're aren't spreading anymore,,yesterday morning i sewed a over and after and a little on the inside of the baste stitch and that seemed to to it, i've never sewn with elastic thread or elastic tech., but maybe on the next one i will,,,,i have so many lines in the seam sewn if one stitch pops i'm not worried about it Cheesy,,i was so intimidated with sewing this lycra but it's really not hard,,,i plan to post a pic when i'm done with
43  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Ruching Question on: June 08, 2010 05:13:52 AM
i practiced on a scrap lycra and the gathers keep spreading,,, i did different ways with one gathering stitch, the two gathering stitches, and the on both i did a small stitch and i even did a zig zag and it still moved around,,,,,,not sure how else to make them stay put, and since has seams i dont think the elastic tech. will work
44  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Ruching Question on: June 08, 2010 03:54:45 AM
thanks, yes i am gathering with regular thread and pulling them,,,,,,,,,,i went ahead and sewed my pieces together and then i 'm going to gather them today, i was thinking that might be better so i can match up my pieces better too,thanks
45  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Need shirring/smocking help plz on: June 07, 2010 12:18:45 PM
i kind of have that problem too, i am ruching a pricess cut swimsuit  and the vertical gathers kind of move around,,,,,i'm going  to keep checking back to see if any one has an answer
46  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Ruching Question on: June 07, 2010 06:10:20 AM
I am making a ruched swimsuit and have used the slash and spread method to alter my regular pattern,,,,should i ruche my fabric the sew the seams together, or sew the seams together and then ruche ,,,,(I'm not ruching with elastic just with the thread method),,,,,,,,thanks
47  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Retro- style bathing suit *NOW WITH mini TUT, page 7* on: June 01, 2010 10:50:12 AM
did you cut and spread the pattern for the ruched panel, i was just curious to get that amount of gathers how many inches would i need to spread each "cut" of my pattern
48  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Question About Sewing A Ruched Bathing Suit on: May 26, 2010 02:56:26 AM
 I am wanting to make a ruched pin up bathing suit, the pattern is a Princess Cut (where the seams go over the bust down,1 front panel and 2 side front panels, for people who aren't familiar). I assume I'll need to have extra length when I cut to ruche fabric, not sure how to ask my question, but do I cut my fabric normally then ruche, do I need to alter the pattern to lengthen the bust curves length wise and width wise, or do i cut basic rectangles, ruche the fabric, then cut fabric to according to pattern? Did that make sense? I've made princess cut w/ modest skirt bathing suits and gathered tired skirts but not gathered anything on curves yet, I would like to make something similar to this,

http://www.pinupgirlclothing.com/pink-swimsuit-retro-swimsuit.html

but I think since this is my first attempt I might make it as a 2 piece where the tank is longer and looks like a 1 piece,, any advice and opinions would help,, thanks!
49  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: felted crocheted cloche/flapper hat on: November 24, 2008 08:06:46 AM
ok that link didnt work for the last post, one of these may work

img[]http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/DSC033691.JPG[/img]

50  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: felted crocheted cloche/flapper hat on: November 24, 2008 07:55:30 AM
this is the hat made from the lion wool i was telling about,,, i washed and washed and just didnt shrink up like the 1st one,,,,,,,,i guess i can minus some of those "hdc in each stitch" rows to shorten if i use that yarn again,,,,i just rolled the brim tighter,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Undecided

img]http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/DSC033691.JPG[/img]
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