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Topic: knit cross top (or wrap, or kimono - what do I call this anyway?)  (Read 2204 times)
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« on: May 12, 2009 12:31:08 PM »

Hey, just a little cross top tee I made up this morning for she who loves pink and purple.  And I've done gone a tutorial if you like: http://indietutes.blogspot.com/2009/05/designing-your-own-cross-top.html







questions and comments welcome  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2009 12:45:01 PM »

I like this a lot.  I think I need to peek at that tute!  Great job!
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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2009 01:48:02 PM »

Awww thats totally awesome!  I love the colors!
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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2009 01:50:19 PM »

Call it too stinkin' cute,lol.  I love the colors.  It just looks like a knit peasant cross top to me. 

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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2009 02:16:00 PM »

Your daughter has me giggling every time I see her. What a funny little model she is! Your shirt looks super comfy and I'm going to go check out the tute, as I am scared to death of knits. Any tips for that?  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2009 02:27:06 PM »

I'm with you, Birdie Says, I'm absolutely PETRIFIED of knits.  I keep picking up old tees to reconstruct, however, hoping to motivate myself to give them a try.  Thanks, Vegbee, for another cute idea that's pushing me toward those knits.  Maybe today...   Huh
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« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2009 03:19:10 PM »

Thanks all!

Don't be scared of knits!  They are actually quite friendly to sew, if you've got yourself set up properly.  Your needle should be a round tip, first of all.  If you stretch the knits very gently while sewing and then steam the seams (don't press, and don't rub!) then they all snap nicely into place.  And of course knits have the biggest cheater hems: lettuce edging. It also helps a lot if you have a serger.  I have praised the differencial feed on more than one occasion.
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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2009 04:26:18 PM »

That is cute and the colors are fun too.
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« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2009 06:39:36 AM »

A couple questions, please...

Is a differential feed how you get a lettuce edge? How do you set it up? I think I've used it only to makes gathered strips...

Is that a grasshopper hat on your sweet munchkin?


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« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2009 06:50:21 AM »

Oh, I love crossover tops!  I'd really like to try this but make it into an empire waisted dress for my chickadee. 

Looks great, Vegbee!
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« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2009 06:59:44 AM »

thanks folks  Smiley

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Is a differential feed how you get a lettuce edge? How do you set it up? I think I've used it only to makes gathered strips...

my differential feed gathers when I turn the number up and spreads when I turn it negative.  I actually prefer to use my regular machine with a zig zag stitch for a lettuce edge, but that is often too time consuming.

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Is that a grasshopper hat on your sweet munchkin?
It is, but it's a commercial one picked up at a thrift store somewhere along the way.  My kids have a dozen or so of this style, some I've made, some boughten, because, well, they are just the cutest damn things, yes?
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« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2009 05:52:33 PM »

Nice shirt and cool to see you linked over on whipup.net.  I've been watching your posts here for a couple of years and I love whipup.  Congrats!

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« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2009 07:47:00 PM »

Hey, it's on whipup?  Didn't know.

It's up on www.OnePrettyThing. com today too  Smiley
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