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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: I have a black pea coat and want to change it! on: October 22, 2009 10:09:17 PM
That collar idea is a really good one. And it would be fairly easy. To do that take off the original collar, use it as a pattern and extend the top edge out to a fold-able length. Sew it as you would do any collar and then sew it back on the coat. The lapel part under the collar would probably need a button to close it snug around your neck.  You can also put buttons along the edge of the new collar.

You could also make a belt to spice it up. That's what I've been doing for some of the coats I make and sell... here's an example

Without belt

With belt

2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: First knitting project (almost finished) on: October 22, 2009 09:41:48 PM
Cristina you really are amazing!!! Thank you so much!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: First knitting project (almost finished) on: October 22, 2009 09:29:13 PM
oh my gosh, that is too pretty. did you come up with the pattern? or what pattern did you use?
i don't know much about finishing clothing, but i've also heard that the crab stitch is a good finish. the mrs. darcy cardigan recommends it, i think.

Yeah, I came up with the pattern after I learned how to do Ribbing off youtube. I can't even read a real pattern, I haven't learned yet.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: First knitting project (almost finished) on: October 22, 2009 09:24:13 PM
I would definitely do a sc border on it. Looks great! I love that green  Grin

What is a sc border? Do you know where I can learn to do it? I didn't make this from a pattern I just learned how to knit ribbing on Youtube... Then I improvised. Honestly, I probably should be asking where can I learn to read a knitting pattern. I'm still a baby in that area.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: First knitting project (almost finished) on: October 22, 2009 09:17:46 PM
A single stitch border might do it, but I haven't had as much success with that as I've had with the crab stitch (called by several names, simply simple crochet moving backwards)

Hard to believe that is your first project!

Wow ^_^ Thanks ... but it's true... that's my first project... I'm kinda a perfectionist... I took it down quite a few times in the beginning but once I got the groove of making it look smooth it was on. I got kinda anal about dropping stitches too so I was vigilant in checking each row. I also carefully counted so I could get my purls and knits right. That was a beast but I really wanted it to look professional and nice. I did hit a few lumps if you look close there are two obvious ones on the left side. I will definitely look for the crab stitch on youtube... I know the basic crochet stitch and that's it.

Thanks again ^_^
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / First knitting project (almost finished) on: October 22, 2009 02:31:41 PM
Hey everybody ^_^

This is my first knitting project. It only took me a few hours of determination. I think it's looking good... it's a neck wrap. Anyway I was trying to figure out how I should finish it off on the edges. I'm not fancying just leaving the raw edge. So I was playing around with ideas to finish it. I'm thinking about crocheting the edge and then steam blocking it to make it lay flat. I also thought about black satin bias tape but I think it takes away from the natural look. Does anyone know of some other finishing techniques that would look nice?

7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: ber-ruffly fishtail skirt on: October 22, 2009 01:39:06 PM
GASP!!! WHAT IS THIS?!?! (~green evil eyes LOL) Shocked  I LOVE IT!!! ^_^ That is one of the most beautiful fishtail skirts ever. I can't tell if it's a high waist or not though... Either way ... you've soooo out done yourself! Bravo  Grin
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: This blouse named " the bird wings " on: October 22, 2009 01:34:29 PM
That's so awesome I'm jealous LOL Love the sleeves very creative and classy ^_^
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Gold & Black Bubble Dress on: October 22, 2009 01:33:10 PM
Very nice... Good color combination too ... Soooo Disco!
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Tetris Anyone? on: October 22, 2009 01:31:52 PM
That's really cute! I could so envision a sparkly one... I love glitter
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