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21  CLOTHING / Clothing Sewalongs / Re: quickie dress that anybody can make on: July 06, 2006 04:30:40 PM
For those that have made this, does the thickness of the fabric effect the straps.  Just wondering if a thicker fabric would cause the straps to be to bulky. 

22  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Re: Making Skirt Pattern Need Help!! on: May 31, 2006 04:55:24 PM

Best I remember, I made a skirt from over a year ago, but the sizing was a nit wonky, and it was a little tighter on the hips than I wanted.  I think I made too small of a size  (damn you vanity sizing!!).  In taking my measurements my "waist" is 46" because I wear my skirts below my belly button, not the smallest part of my middle.  So then my "hips" are 49" and only about 4" below my waist. 

So should I make the skirt with the 46 1/2" waist and the 54" hips (which is listed as a 30W and in OTR clothing I wear an 18 or 20).  Or will that end up being so big as to look goofy? Huh

Sorry if this is a multiple post.

You need to measure your actual waistline and hipline.  The pattern company websites will show you how to measure.  Now measure from the hipline up to where you want you actual waistband to be.  So using the info you gave you need to measure 4" above the marked hipline on the skirt.  This is where your new waistband will be.  Now measure the width of the pattern at this point to make sure it will fit your waist.  Don't forget about seam allowances.
23  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knifty Knitter? on: April 20, 2006 07:13:42 PM
Try this website.  it has loads of info for the looms.


24  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Re: Would this look goofy? Ideas? on: March 01, 2006 05:40:32 PM
I made a tiered skirt.  I used a pattern I had fro the top.  It has darts in the waistline and a zipper on the side.  I hate drawstring clothes and this has made the waistline fitted.  I started the tiers around mid-thigh also.  You could also try an a-line skirt with a double ruffle at the bottom.

25  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Knifty Knitter Knitalong!*1st Project Posted* on: January 23, 2006 10:31:11 AM
Just a suggestion for projects.
This is the site for the makers of the KK set.  They have a lot of patterns and for this knitalong maybe you could choose an item, then everyone can make that particular item with their own spin on it.

26  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: Prom dress deliemma on: January 16, 2006 05:01:15 PM
I wasn't able to see pictures.  You may be able to make it a sleeveless dress, or change the type of sleeve if it has one.    You may also be able to make it a halter dress. 
27  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: stinky thrift store fabric on: January 15, 2006 08:08:18 PM
We watch Mythbusters and they recently did a show on unusual things that can be done with vodka.  They tested whether or not it would get out odors from a shirt.  They said it worked.  They sprayed the shirt with vodka then let airdry I believe.

You could also try baking soda.   Place in a plastic container, sprinkle with generous amount of baking soda, put top on and let sit for a couple of days. 

28  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Most Usefull Gift for a New Baby? on: January 06, 2006 05:36:48 PM
I think a blanket would be great.  In the spring it will probably still be needed.  They are great for the crib, carseat, laying on the floor etc. 

29  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: How do you knit a flat panel on the knifty knitter looms? on: December 30, 2005 09:08:53 AM
These links have a lot of info for the looms. 

http://decoraccentsinc.com/index.html     ( this site sells looms, but also has a lot of info on the basics.  Browse the site and you will find written instructions plus video showing how stitches are done)


http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/how-to-loom-knit.html   ( info plus links to different patterns.

http://www.provocraft.com/projects/projects.php?prdindex=kniftyknitter&dsp=list    ( provocraft website.  makers of the KK's)

30  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help me with this BORING BLAH. on: December 28, 2005 08:56:45 PM
You could knit or crochet a collar and cuffs.  If that isn't possible you can use some really nice fabric.  Such as this

You could add embroidery around the cuff and down the button placket(sp?)

Change the buttons

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