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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Use a pant sloper to make shorts? on: August 10, 2014 11:24:25 AM
Hi all!  I made an excellent fitting pant sloper (in fact, these are the best-fitting pants I've ever worn!) and I would like to use it to make shorts.  I am certain it's not as easy as just cutting the pattern off above the knee.  What are some of the things I should know?  Or does anyone have any good resources on this topic?

2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Need help fixing a dart on: August 10, 2014 11:20:31 AM
Thanks!  I ended up doing the right thing and just taking off the waistband.  I knew I would never be happy otherwise.
3  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Need help fixing a dart on: August 03, 2014 12:33:21 AM
Hi all!  I made a skirt and (stupidly) put a dart in the backside that was too short. Instead of trying it on after sewing the dart, I (stupidly) added the waist band and called it good.  Well. I went to try it on, and, well...you know what's coming.  There is a ridiculous pucker at the end of the dart.  Is there any way to salvage this?
4  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / need to alter backside of shorts pattern on: July 16, 2014 10:15:43 PM
Several times now I have made patterns for shorts, only to find the back side too tight across the widest part of my butt.  They also seem to have too much fabric in the front.  I've tried various pattern companies, and various styles of shorts.  What can I do to alter the pattern to give myself more fabric across the back?  I tried simply widening the pattern pieces by a set amount, but that didn't seem to solve the problem. 

Thanks for any advice/expertise you can share with me.
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Back after 2 yr haitus with new bags! on: March 18, 2010 11:55:39 PM
Great bags!  Where in the world did you score all that rockin' fabric?
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Bernat Deep-V top question: on: March 15, 2010 09:02:55 PM
By the way, I am making this exact top right now with Red Heart Soft Yarn (medium, worsted weight) and after making several gauge swatches, I ended up having to use a P hook, 11.5 mm.  Seemed a bit awkward at first, but it's working up beautifully, and I love the lighter weight of the garment.
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: where do I find this yarn?!!? Frustrated on: March 12, 2010 09:16:29 PM
Red Heart Super Saver can be found absolutely EVERYWHERE, however the colors can be a bit tricky.  Four suggestions for you:

1.  Walmart (surprisingly) carries a lot of this yarn.  Maybe you can get lucky!
2.  Order the colors online from your favorite yarn or craft store.
3.  Change color schemes.
4.  Change yarn!  There are sooooo many great worsted weight yarns out there for you to choose from.

Good luck and have fun!
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Is there an error in this pattern? on: March 12, 2010 09:09:47 PM
Hey there!  I worked up the pattern and I don't see any error.  My guess is that you are making a mistake at the very beginning of each row.  Where it says "skip first dc", my guess is that you are actually skipping two dcs. After you make the initial ch 3, only skip the space right below the ch. Dc into the very next space.  After that, you should find that your pattern works out.   Wink
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: My fabulous green shawl - first post! on: March 09, 2010 01:20:15 PM
Really cute!  Good job.  What yarn is that?
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: My crochet challenges...why can't I figure this out? on: March 09, 2010 08:02:17 AM
Hm.  When making something like that, you usually join to the first sc with a sl st.  I would have to see the pattern.  Can you link to it, or type in a little excerpt?

Or at one point the pattern says, "Ch 1, 3 sc in same space"....what space?!!?  Same as the one I chained in or in the chain?

Yes, the same one you chained in.  Smiley
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