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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Jean Skirt w/ tute on: June 15, 2010 01:42:15 PM
Okay, well this is my first topic haha so bear with me. I just made a new jean skirt for my back-to-school wardrobe. I reconstructed it out of a pair of my mom's old stretch jeans.
This is what it looks like:

Sorry about my hands, I had to take the pic with the webcam and it shoots fast.

Basically what I did was I cut off the first foot of each leg of the jeans, then used a seamripper and made them into two large panels. Then I measured my waist and hips and cut it down to size, then sewed the panels together. The part of the jeans that I cut that was already hemmed at the bottom went on the bottom, and the other edge I used a zigzag stitch to finish. And, since they were stretch jeans, I didn't need any troublesome zippers and whatnot. Voila!

Oh, and both panels were stitched wierd-I zigzagged down both seams, and then used a running stitch on the inside of the first stitch  to secure it and it's holding up great!
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / My first crocheting project(that I didn't get bored with) on: March 15, 2009 03:20:11 PM
I learned how to crochet about two years ago and I pretty much got bored after a couple rows. I mean, really, where's the fun in sitting there and row after row just making it longer? I needed something that was quick, easy and would keep me hooked. So I went out to Michaels and got a book. THE book, Chicks With Sticks: Guide to Crochet. And believe me- this knocked my socks off.
They have this thing called Purple Haze fingerless gloves, and I got interested. I didn't do it the way the book says so-I just chained 30, looped back and turned into a tube. I single crocheted four rows, and on the fourth row I skipped five stiches and continued going. In the fifth row, I did the same, then snipped and tied off the ends in the skipped stitches for the thumb holes. I crocheted another, um,thirteen rows down and let it taper so that it fit snugly. I tied off the ends and voila! I had a glove. I made another one and now I can't stop making them.
Anybody want a pair of fingerless rainbow gloves?  Grin
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