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Topic: You could pay $50 for a too-short ralph lauren sweater....  (Read 3778 times)
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sandy810
« on: January 22, 2008 10:58:55 PM »

alternativley you can nick your dads old one and make it into something long and gourgeous Cheesy
i've wanted a ralph lauren sweater just because i like the classicness, but my 5'9" body frame doesn't like them- they only go to my waist. i'm not about to shell out $50 for something that doesn't even FIT properly! so, i was looking in my costume closet the other day and i found a mens xl one- i ran upstairs and was like "DADDY!!! can i have this?!?!?!" and he was just like "yeah.." and i ran back to my basement sewing room. (more like hopped in sheer joy) and took it in.
i know it's not the most elaborate recon- but it's my first time sewing into stockinette which is QUITE an experience. thank the good lord for sergio the serger! (phillip did help, phillip being my pfaff and WOW am i ever odd- but he was more a pain in the end) anyway
before :
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and now to the good stuff:
after

sorry about the blurriness, a camerawomen i am not.

thanks for sifting through my loverly word vomit.
comments and critisms (and tips on making that dam stockinette stitching easier) are loved and sought after!
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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2008 05:20:30 PM »

psh, i have no criticisms, cause it looks good!
plus,  I don't even know what stockinette stitching is...
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sandy810
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2008 05:12:40 PM »

psh, i have no criticisms, cause it looks good!
plus,  I don't even know what stockinette stitching is...
ooooh. lol, it's pretty much knitting.
did i forget to say that?
wow. all those words and i leave out the impotant stuff.
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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2008 06:14:15 PM »

awesome.
you have a great dad.
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sandy810
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2008 02:03:54 PM »

awesome.
you have a great dad.

yeah, he's alright.
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« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2008 03:56:12 PM »

OMG i know JUST what you mean by short sweaters!!!


hahha and this looks really awesome.... great job!
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sandy810
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2008 04:55:14 PM »

OMG i know JUST what you mean by short sweaters!!!


hahha and this looks really awesome.... great job!
thanks!
and I KNOW! doesn't it suck?
it's the same w/ pants.
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Veritas_rose
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2008 10:08:46 AM »

Lol, try being me. I'm only 5'2" but have a long torso. Therefore, I look better in tunic length stuff, which is hard to find other than in t-shirts and tanks. Not to mention, unless I can find a petite size 8, I have to hem all my jeans. I did make one outfit, where I sewed the cut off cuffs from my jeans, to the bottom of an old fitted sweater, as a joke. It actually looked okay, I did a whole corset thing on the denim.
 anyways... you've inspired me to go through my brother and dad's closets. They've both got tons of cool vintage stuff, that I could persuade them to part with. (I think I'm going to nick my brother's "Tommy Chong: Pope of Dope!" shirt. It'd make a cute halter.)
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« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2008 02:04:03 PM »

Lol, try being me. I'm only 5'2" but have a long torso. Therefore, I look better in tunic length stuff, which is hard to find other than in t-shirts and tanks. Not to mention, unless I can find a petite size 8, I have to hem all my jeans. I did make one outfit, where I sewed the cut off cuffs from my jeans, to the bottom of an old fitted sweater, as a joke. It actually looked okay, I did a whole corset thing on the denim.
 anyways... you've inspired me to go through my brother and dad's closets. They've both got tons of cool vintage stuff, that I could persuade them to part with. (I think I'm going to nick my brother's "Tommy Chong: Pope of Dope!" shirt. It'd make a cute halter.)
haha! i know! all the long people have problems Tongue
but imagine if we all fit store bought clothes- then there'd be no creative energy... hmmm...
i was so shocked when i found it- i've already gone through all my dads ties and a lot of my brothers tees (but only after washing them like 8 million times.)
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« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2008 02:04:10 PM »

OMG i know JUST what you mean by short sweaters!!!


hahha and this looks really awesome.... great job!
thanks!
and I KNOW! doesn't it suck?
it's the same w/ pants.

definitely! you have to get bigger sizes just so they're long enough, and then you're swimming in them!
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