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« Reply #3450 on: May 10, 2011 08:53:07 PM »

Precious amigurumi!!!!
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« Reply #3451 on: May 11, 2011 12:55:42 AM »

So many great projects! Love both of the cute amigurumis!

TheSapphireMoon - love the dress! Very cute!

SheepBlue - that hoop is awesome! How fun that you got to meet the recipient!

I finally have something to post - I feel like I have been on a craft hiatus, but I have just been crafting for a swap (I will post that after it has been received). But, I actually made something from my list! A clay rose necklace. It isn't exactly how I had it planned in my head, so I may be making another one later, but for now, this counts!


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« Reply #3452 on: May 11, 2011 07:39:19 AM »

Saphiremoon - I love the tank dress -- I really want to try and make one.  How much larger did you cut the belt and the 'skirt' fabric than the tank top?  (does that make sense?  If the tank is say 38 inches around, how big is the tube of coordinating fabric?  Is it gathered?)
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« Reply #3453 on: May 11, 2011 04:39:32 PM »

The tank top stretches, as it's rib knit, so the whole process is actually pretty easy!  I made the skirt part about 10" bigger than my hips at the fullest part, as I like a lot of room Smiley  And, it just so happened that was the full stretch of that size tank top I used!  So I lucked out.  Otherwise, I probably would have had to trim off a couple inches width-wise to avoid having to gather more than I wanted or pleat or something.  I'm sure if you make the skirt part a few less inches wide you'd be fine, this part is kind-of based on how much stretch you can get out of your tank top...I ended up stretching mine out TOO much when making the dress...sooo...I will need to run it through a hot wash and dryer before wearing again Tongue  Oops!  LOL!  Actually, for someone more of a plus size than me, it would fit perfect, to be honest. 

I folded my fabric in half and sewed up the seam for the skirt.  I have a serger so I serged the raw edge here.  If you only have one seam (I happened to have 2 because my skirt fabric was reconned from a dress so part of the fabric was already seamed from it's former life as a dress) I would think you can either turn it to the left or right, or can center it in the back. 

I 'gathered' the seam where the woven cotton meets the tank top by stretching the tank top and pinning at the middle front, middle back and each side before sewing and stretching as I sewed (much like doing smocking!).  I serged the edge where the tank met the skirt after I was finished.

Hem skirt when done...mine was a dress bottom, so was already hemmed with a crochet trim.

The belt....was a bit more tricky Tongue  I took the bottom part of the tank top, decided I wanted about a 3" wide belt, so cut a piece about 6.5" long out of the remaining length of tank top.  I cut open one seam so I had a long piece 6.5" wide, folded in half and sewed right sides together (like a purse strap) down the long side.  Turn right-side out, center (or center as best you can) the seam on the side that will be against the dress (so it's hidden) and meet the 2 raw short ends (again right sides together) and sew to close the belt.

Shimmie the belt down over your head and arms and arrange on top of the tank/skirt top seam to hide it, or arrange on the dress at rest before putting it on.  Voila!

I actually elected to tack mine down at the sides so it wouldn't move around too much as I'm not going to have interchangeable belts and so it would be always affixed to the dress.  Again, because I stretched stuff out a little too much when making this, my belt ended up a bit floppy, but would work well for someone bigger than me!

Not perfect by any means, but it worked out well for how I put things together.  Hope that helped!

Hmmm....unless someone else already made one, maybe I should put up a tute!  Off to research and that will be a project for another day with in-progress shots Smiley
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« Reply #3454 on: May 11, 2011 05:57:09 PM »

Thanks for the information on the dress.  I made one by cutting off the sleeves and bottom of a denim shirt and putting some sunpaint fabric on it.  It wasn't nearly as cute as yours and certainly not as comfortable.  I'll see if I can find it and post a pic.  I'm going to have to look at my t-shirt drawer and see if I can try again following your advice. 
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« Reply #3455 on: May 11, 2011 06:02:22 PM »

Looks like no one has posted a tute or anything about the tank recon, so I'll be posting a tute on it sometime soon!  I have a few more tanks I can give up to the cause, or I can pick up one or 2 from Walmart for less than $4 a piece I think.  YAY!
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« Reply #3456 on: May 11, 2011 06:10:15 PM »

ooh I would love a tutorial
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« Reply #3457 on: May 11, 2011 06:39:50 PM »

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« Reply #3458 on: May 12, 2011 04:26:07 AM »

Rock on!  I'll see about digging out another tank top and finding some skirt fabric (I have TONS of sheets to choose from!), and I'll get on it...maybe tomorrow...  I'll definitely post a link here once I get it up.  I also have plans to put up a tute for my apron top, too.  Because I draft the bust by hand and not a commercial pattern...that one may be a longer time coming.
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« Reply #3459 on: May 12, 2011 05:33:52 AM »

shan-E-bear, I thought her face was painted on at first. Great embroidery work there.

DawnsTrees, I am so impressed with your roses. My mom can make roses like that out of cake icing and I find it so fascinating to watch them grow. I wish I could have seen yours 'grow' too.  Wink
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