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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Displaying Charms on: March 13, 2005 03:58:39 PM
I have tonnnns of little silver charms- as in, way too many to ever put on a bracelet. Any fun ideas for a way to display them?
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / favorite stitches on: February 27, 2005 10:49:19 PM
I'm always on the lookout for fun new stitches, so I figured that it would make sense to consolidate them all into one thread. God, I love organization. Some of my favorites are:


and #2 from here: http://www.fortunecity.com/littleitaly/pisa/22/companion/open_stitches.html#1
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / reconstructed zoo tee *added tutorial* on: February 22, 2005 01:51:57 PM

I know you love my emo look and way too obvious cleavage Cheesy
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Intarsia on: February 20, 2005 06:44:29 AM
I've been knitting on and off for about 3 years now, but I've never gotten too into it because I'm more of a crocheter. I found this pattern (http://www.femiknitz.com/html/knitting_1.html) and was inspired, though. I tried to make a scarf with the ribbon on it, but I CANNOT FIGURE OUT INTARSIA.

I know that I need a seperate ball/piece/whatev for each color section (I was working with black before the ribbon, the pink for the ribbon, black in between the ribbon ends, the pink carried across the back, and a ball of black for after the ribbon). I know that you have to twist the yarn ends together whenever you change colors. But I keep ending up with random like splotches of color and just...blech.

Does anyone have any advice or tutorials?
5  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / Valentine's Day Box on: February 02, 2005 07:33:06 PM
For the past few days I've been working on this box:



So far I have a CD of cheesy love songs and a box of condoms, but I'm stuck on what else to put in it. Any ideas? Huh
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / T-shirt Bra *added tutorial* on: January 08, 2005 05:59:06 PM
After making obscene amount of underwear out of t-shirts, I decided to venture into a new arena- bras.


It looks a little uneven, but it's just the way I'm standing. After adding some elastic along the bottom of the back, it actually fits really well!

Materials: t-shirt, bra, paper bag, pen, elastic, scissors, and some sewing stuff

The bra I used didn't have any padding and was just made of 4 different pieces... outlined here in pretty pink lines Smiley

Sooo then you just lay the bra on the paper bag and trace around it. Easy, right? Thought so.

Then you cut out all the little pieces and have a pattern that we can pretend looks professional.

Cut your shirt open on the sides and trace the pattern pieces, like so. I always leave the bottom couple of inches free, because if you fold them in half and sew them up they make the perfect straps. For my bra I had to make 2 of all the pieces except the one in the middle. Remember to flip the pieces for the cups over when you trace the 2nd one, since the cups are mirror images of themselves.

And now we have all of our pieces cut out and ready to be sewn.

I doubt it matters what order you sew the pieces in, but I always do the bottom first...

And then sew the cups on.

Slap some elastic on the band here...

And all the way around here.

After that you just sew on some hooks and eyes (or, if you have old bras that dont fit anymore, cut the strips of fabric with closures off of there and sew them on your new pretty bra) and your straps- I make mine out of either the folded-over t-shirt strips or ribbon.

I also made this pattern for underwear the same way, and I've perfected the technique of getting a bra and underwear set out of a single t-shirt.

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