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« on: November 30, 2007 12:06:12 PM »

This is the first time I was brave enough to cut into wool.

Extra long sleeves and removeable leather and vintage button brooch

Hope you like it - Thanks for looking  Smiley



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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2007 12:32:52 PM »

That is so pretty.  I want to make something like that, but I feel so insecure and I do not where to start.

Great combinations!
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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2007 12:39:09 PM »

Thank you!  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2007 10:14:49 PM »

pretty nifty!  that brooch is very cool also.
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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2007 04:52:47 AM »

Looks fabby!!!!
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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2007 08:38:08 AM »

Wow that is really nice, I like it. I like the detailing!
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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2007 12:17:27 PM »

this is really great .. i love it !
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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2007 12:23:37 PM »

Thank you all for your comments - I appreciate it  Kiss
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« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2007 12:59:03 PM »

Wow... that is definately a keeper...
excellent job I'd say..

I have two big bulky cotton winter  sweaters that I am dying to make into a sweater coat.

Do you have any suggestions for sewing/cutting/piecing them into something else? I won't be taking them apart, I'll be actually cutting into them..

Thanks and your sweater just excellent!
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« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2007 02:06:38 PM »

Do you have any suggestions for sewing/cutting/piecing them into something else? I won't be taking them apart, I'll be actually cutting into them..

Hi Maxine  Smiley

This is the bit where I'd 'like' to tell you how easy it all is, and how I've been doing it years and launch into all my expertise - Instead I thought I'd just be honest  Cheesy

I'm fairly new to recon stuff and I've never been taught how to sew, I just thought I'd 'give it a go' - I have NO idea how to follow patterns or anything??

I did cut into a thick knitted sweater ages ago and it started to unravel and I just panicked LOL.  I think that particular one ended up in the bin!

These were tight knitted shop bought acyrilics (is that how you spell it?) and when I cut them they didn't unravel.  I sewed them with a zig-zag stitch as I read somewhere it stops denim fraying and I thought that might help??? (just guessing here?)  I use zig-zag on most things anyway (just incase?)

That was kind of it - I cut and pin things until I'm just happy with the way it generally looks, sew it together and keep my fingers crossed on the rest.  I'm making a LOT of mistakes but I've made some OK things too (I think)

I guess there's LOTS of people here that can speak more from experience AND expertise and who actually KNOW what they are talking about as apposed to just guessing like me.  Embarrassed

Be sure to show us what you make.  I've just seen your butterfly backpack by the way - it's BEAUTIFUL!!!!  I would LOVE one of those!  What a GREAT prezzie!
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