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« on: March 14, 2008 12:30:57 AM »

My MIL had quintuple bypass surgery last year and has a gnarly scar on her left arm where they took out what they needed to fix her heart. She's self conscious about it and keeps telling my DH that she wants me to make her something to cover it. That's so vague and I really didn't know what she wanted or expected (there's a bit of a language barrier). I ran across this free Yoshimi Hand Warmer pattern on BurdaStyle and a lightbulb went on in my head. So I rummaged through my scraps bin and found this bit of crushed velvet, stretchy knit stuff. There must be a name for it, but I don't know what it is. It was kind of yucky to sew on, but I didn't have any major trouble. And I'm very pleased with how they turned out! I just hope my MIL isn't too superstitious to wear black........ DH says she might be.  Roll Eyes

Here they are, modeled by the hands that made them:




They aren't really all shiny...the crushed velvet just photographs funny.


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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2008 01:22:16 AM »

They're very pretty, I hope she likes them
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2008 02:16:01 AM »

Very nice job, she will enjoy them.  I love the fabric choice.
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2008 06:38:00 AM »

Flashy I love it! You may need to go buy a bunch of different colors for every outfit now..... Maybe you can incorporate some pockets for vitamins, cash and change so it has dual purposes
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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2008 07:53:14 AM »

I love it!  Those would look great for belly dancing!  (hehe).  Did you use a serger or a regular sewing machine?
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« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2008 08:06:30 AM »

I hope she likes them, I think they're beautiful!
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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2008 09:06:41 AM »

Very pretty............
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« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2008 09:23:48 AM »

love them and great idea!!
i hope your mil loves them as well!  if she doesn't you can send them to me LOL.
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« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2008 09:25:39 AM »

I love it!  Those would look great for belly dancing!  (hehe).  Did you use a serger or a regular sewing machine?

I was too lazy to change the thread on my serger (I'm actually in the middle of another project and just took a break to do this one), so I used my regular sewing machine. I'm not sure I could have gotten that thumb sewn on with a serger anyway....
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« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2008 01:57:36 PM »

They look great Smiley  I just saw that pattern last night on Burdastyle and was thinking about making it too.  I am glad to hear that you had no major problems and see that they turned out so nice.  I hope the MIL likes them and it helps her feel less self-concious. 
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