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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: question on men's pants alterations on: April 20, 2011 03:00:19 PM
Thank you ladies. I called him and tried to explained, and was prompty informed that I was wrong as he has had the same thing done to other pants with no problems. Maybe so, but I bet it was not done for $9.50!!!
I politely suggested that he take the pants to the amazing person that has done them before, and to please let me know if they offer lessons.
 Roll Eyes
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / question on men's pants alterations on: April 19, 2011 03:34:16 PM
I just had a client send me a pair of men's dress slacks that he wants the waist taken in on. No big deal. BUT .... these are a size 44 waist that he wants reduced to a 36 inch waist. Before I tell this guy that it is not possible to take these in that much without messing up the fit, I thought I would check to see if anyone has tried this and knows how it can be done. I can only work with the center back seam. They have fancy side seam pockets so I cannot take up the side seams at all.
3  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Traumatic sewing accident in my class today on: March 23, 2011 01:56:15 PM
That poor baby! I did that when I was 11. I was so afraid that my mom would get mad at me for getting blood on her machine that I just yanked it out and wrapped a towel around it. Of course mom saw my towel wrapped hand and asked what happened so I had to tell her. She just calmly cleaned up my hand, bandaged me up, then showed me how to properly clean the machine.
I remember her telling my dad about it later and him just giving me a big grin and saying I was now an official seamstress! 32 years later and I am still sewing.
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Warm weather slouchy beanie/Tam/Beret - whatever you call it on: January 05, 2011 03:54:14 PM
I used a pattern from Miss Knittles to make a slouchy beanie out of homespun that came out great, but I really wanted an open mesh light weight hat for warmer weather. Using the same pattern as a guide, I changed hook size, yarn, and stitch and came up with this. Love, Love, Love it!
Miss Knittles original pattern found here : http://www.facebook.com/notifications.php#!/notes/miss-knittles-knits-crochet/free-pattern-lion-brand-homespun-yarn-slouchy-beanie-hat/323152035469?cmntid=10150122087560470.

My summer version: Sorry for the cell phone pics, my camera is on the blitz.

5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: "Manly" tentacle heating pad/ice pack/bed warmer (with small text tutorial!) on: December 15, 2010 12:41:46 PM
Thank you! I have been trying to think up last minute gifts for 3 guys and this will work perfectly!
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: New to crocheting and in need of help! on: November 28, 2010 06:05:43 PM
Check the pattern to be sure, but if that is the yarn that is called for you are using way too small of a hook. It does not look like there were very many rows used to create the crown of the hat, which would make sense if the pattern calls for a chunky yarn and a large size hook
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help, Please! Is Martha Stewart mistaken? on: November 14, 2010 08:25:38 PM
This is probably not needed, but just in case.   N30Nb100d  has explained this correctly, but if you are are new you may not understand ( I fought with this type of thing when I was starting out!).
At the momement you have your fabric folded running the length of the selvage. Unfold it, then fold it over so that the cut edges meet on each end (bottom), the fold is at the top. and the selveage edges are lined up on top of each other along the sides. So the selvage will be on on both the left and right sides.
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Best way to add ruffle to bottom of skirt on: November 12, 2010 03:51:58 PM
if it were me, I would serge the bottom edge of the skirt. Then use the serger to gather the scarf for the ruffle IF the scarf is at least twice the length you need to go around the bottom edge. Then use a straight stitch to sew the ruffle onto the skirt, using a thead color that matches the thread used to serge the skirt edge, and stich right along the top line of the serger stitches. Using the serger to do do a rolled hem on the ruffle would look really nice as well.
If you do not have a serger, maybe use a wide satin stitch to finish the edge of the skirt, then add the ruffle?
Do you know how to tuen the scarf into a ruffle? I did not want to reply with a bunch of information about something you already know how to do!
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / tips or tricks? Mens long sleeve dress shirt to a short sleeve on: November 12, 2010 10:00:14 AM
I have 2 long sleeve mens dress shirts that I need to convert to short sleeve. I have never done this. I just thought I would ask and see if anyone has done this before and can offer advise from their experience. Since it is just cutting and hemming it does not seem that it would be difficult, but you never know!
10  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Mermaid Obsession on: November 07, 2010 08:59:40 AM
Great job on the costume! And such a pretty little girl.
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