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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Vintage Crochet for Your Home - Trophy Afghan on: October 12, 2013 08:38:49 AM

After 3 years (on and off of course), 152 rows and over 45,100 stitches; my husband's blanket is finally done!  Cheesy

I used the "Trophy Afghan" pattern from Vintage Crochet for Your Home and Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Aran, Bay Print and Frosty Green.  For size I doubled the width and for the length I followed the pattern through once and then added the following after the last rows to increase the length:

4 rows B, 8 rows C, 10 rows B, 8 rows C, 4 rows B, 8 rows A.

The blanket measures approximately 7'x8'.

2  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / A Dress Fit for a Mushroom Kingdom Princess on: March 27, 2013 06:34:26 PM
I have been away from Craftster for faaaaaaaar too long  Shocked, but thankfully I've still been crafting.  Below is my most recent creation. I wanted to create a dress for my best friend's daughter who is 3 months old today! I used a New Look pattern for the dress and used freezer stenciling for the design.

The finished product:

The dress was so much fun, I just had to indulge in the geekery some more to make this hair accessory  Wink: (To be added to a headband)

The full story and more pics can be found at my blog - http://www.ladyleeann.blogspot.com/2013/03/pretty-enough-for-mushroom-kingdom.html

Thanks for looking!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Spiderman Dress! on: August 23, 2011 10:08:13 AM
So, it's been a long time since I've posted here, but it doesn't mean I haven't been crafting or looking around.  Months later, I finally got around to uploading pictures of one of my favorite projects!

A friend of mine was going to see Spiderman on Broadway back in November.  She called me around August asking if I would sew here a dress since she had "No Formal Spiderman Clothes". (Granted, I'm not sure how many people can say they do have formal Spiderman Clothes)

Here is what I created with the help of some sheets, New Look 6557, and a few mimosas.  (My payment for creating the dress for her.)

Front View:

Back View: (She cracked up that it happened to say "Spidey Sense" on her butt)

Inside Detail:

And of course, action shot! (Another condition for making the dress for her!)

Apparently she was quite the hit.  She got random high fives on the street and had several people ask to take her pictures.  I will admit, I was so glad I could help her have a great evening.

Thank you so much for looking!
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Boat Interior Re-upholstery on: September 03, 2010 09:05:35 AM
I've tried a few random searches here, but I think I may be the first to ask about this. (Or at least recently)

My husband has asked me if I would be willing to re-upholster the cushions that go to the v-berth section of his Bertram.  (A good job means DH will buy me a dress form!)  Thankfully, the foam and original covers are pretty much intact, so I can disassemble and use the original covers as a pattern. 

However, this is not only my first boat project, but my first reupholster project; so I have a few random questions:

I have a standard sewing machine, will this be able to handle the job?  (Assuming I stay away from heavy duty canvas and vinyl)

Is there a recommended needle type for this project?

Any material recommendations?  Would general upholstery fabric be ok?  As I mentioned, they are interior cushions, so they should have minimal contact with sun an seawater.  They would be more efficient if they were scotch-guarded and washable.

Any other tools I may need?  I currently am looking into an endless zipper and cording to do my own piping.

If anyone has had any experience, wisdom or words of warning, I would greatly appreciate it.
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / My first apron (reversable) on: July 18, 2010 04:05:54 PM
So I finally made my first apron.  It's also one of my first sewing projects that I didn't use a pattern. 

First side.  (I love the cute little sand dollars)

Reverse side:

The apron was a gift to my sister-in-law after she saw my (store bought) apron and really like it.  I was trying to get back into sewing and it seemed like a good project for it.  The shape didn't work out quite the way I wanted to, but there's always next time.

Thanks for checking!  Critiques and comments are welcome.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Paisley Skirt - NewLook 0695 on: June 24, 2010 03:58:10 PM
Hi Everyone!

This is not my first sewing project, but it is my first one since joining Craftster so I figured I would share and try my hand at posting!  Grin

I was buying this paisley material to make my sister-in-law an apron and loved it so much I bought enough to make a skirt for myself as well.  The pattern was easy to follow and only took a few hours to complete.  What makes this so exciting was that it was my first (mostly) successful zipper!  I was thinking about adding some ribbon on the bottom; maybe an inch or two above the hem.  Thoughts?

Sorry for the links as opposed to pics.  (Apparently I'm not allowed yet)

Thanks for checking it out!   Cheesy

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