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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Stripey T-Shirt for a girlfriend on: May 10, 2007 04:48:43 PM
i made this shirt for my friend, cuz it was awesome stripe fabric at the Goodwill but there wasnt enough of it to make a shirt for myself, so I made it for her cuz shes tiny.

i think it came out quite well, although maybe the sleeve cuffs could have been a pinch smaller.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / BLACK AND WHITE SKIRT (TUTORIAL NOW ON PAGE TWO!!) on: October 22, 2006 10:39:52 PM
TUTORIAL is now up on page 2

i made this skirt a little while ago for a friend whos a girl.  for some reason i wanted to make askirt, which is weird because im a dude.  but i liked how it came out.  tell me wha tyou think i designed it myself

3  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / Let's Go Coyote -Tshirts and junk on: October 13, 2005 07:10:45 PM
Well I jsut started my website, selling some handmade t-shirts and hats and junk I make, Id like your opinion on my site if you dont mind!  Any criticism welcomed

4  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / help with PayPal buttons on: October 11, 2005 12:13:17 AM
So Im working on my my site and for each item I want to create one of those simple Buy Now buttons you can make with PayPal.  So I made them and pasted em into my html code.  Heres the thing,  all my items for sale are in an iframe, so when you click the Buy Now button it opens inside the frame.  but i would like to make it so when someone clickeds the buy now button it opens in a new browser window.  Do you understand what I mean?  I imagine its similar code i need to add in like target="_blank" like in a hyperlink, but i dont understand how to fix the buy now button to do it


thx in adance
5  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / UNCLE RICO shirt (my napoleon dynamite theme costume of doom) on: October 05, 2005 08:47:11 PM
So I am going to be Uncle Rico from Napoleon Dynamite for halloween.  So wwhile Im currently farming facial hair for impending trim down to moustache status, I have created my epic replication of Uncle Ricos groovy retro shirt from the earlier scenes in the movie.  Hope you like!  Dont be jealous!

6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / NEW Ivy Cap Hat w/ pseudo tutorial!! (i.e. hatmaking tips) :):):):) on: September 28, 2005 06:46:53 PM
I think I have finally totally perfected my Ivy Cap pattern, and it is ready for selling, here is the hat I made today!

Clockwise from top left:  The hat itself; Brim and lining detail; rear tag detail; pattern pieces.

It's made from a brown/tan herringbone corduroy, with a really sweet megasized houndstooth print for lining (i loved the fabric as soon as I saw it!).  the sweatband is cotton interlock

SO, Pseudo Tutorial:

A lot of people asked for 'tutes' in other threads about hats I made.  Im not going to do a full tutorial for several reasons: A) I will be selling these, so I don't want to give it all away B) I am too lazy to do that many pictures and writing C) It took me 5 attempts with drafting my own pattern to get it right, so I think you should have to figure out some of it yourself as well [fortunately, hats only cost $2-3 to make so mistakes are cheap]

Anyhow you can see in the picture above all the pieces used for the hat.  They are (going top-bottom, left to right): Sweatband of cotton knit, Double Fold Bias Tape for edge of the bill, canvas patch (optional, i made it with a iron on transfer, this is jsut as a label for my clothing company), 2 pieces cut to bill shape out of Peltex (peltex is a super thick stiff interfacing.  it feels alot like stiff starched craft felt), top piece inner lining (made out of just plaint out novelty print fabric), top piece outer of corduroy (could also be denim, or canvas,etc.), brim pieces of cord (they have the exact same shape as the peltex pieces except they extend a little longer so to have room to attach to the crown of the hat), inner lining side pieces, and finally the outside side pieces.

So here is a basic run down of how I make this.  The brim, and sweatband information can be applicable to other styles of hats as well, jsut attached to a different crown.

1.  first i sew the outer side pieces together, inside out.  THen I zig zag stitched the label onto the back

2.  then i zig zag stitch all around the edge of the two peltex pieces to hold them together.

3.  then i zigszag stitch on the covering for the bill over the peltex, again with a zigzag stitch that goes over the edge.  the fabric and and peltex is lined right up flush so there is no overlap/allowance of the fabric.

4.  then I zig zag stitch on the double fold bias tape all around the edge of my bill so it has a nice finished look.

5.  in this hat i actualy sew the front of the crown to the end of the bill, so i do that now, because its easier to do it before i put the top piece on. i make sure to leave about 3/8" of the sidepiece of the hat overlapping past the end of the bill, so i have space to sew on the top piece

6.next i sew on the top piece, with it sewn inside out, so when im done i pop it right side out and it looks dandy!

7.  then i sew the innerlining together in a similar fashion as the outer part of the crown

8.  Then I take the sweatband piece and sew its ends together.  it then gets folded over in half.  the circumfrance of the sweatband is less than that of the hat, so that it is strecthed to accomadate different head sizes, as well as provide a snug but comfy fit

9.  finally it all comes together.  the sweatband is sewn to the crown, and the crown to the inner linging.  basically the crown of the hat is fit inside of the sweatband, with the bill in between the two.  and then the inner lining is stuck inside the crown.  it all gets sewn together (it gets especially difficult at the bill because things are starting to get thick and stiff).  finally, the sweatband is folded up inside of the hat, and a top stitch is sewn all the way around the hat from one side of the bill to the other (basically aorund 3/4 oif the hat).  This makes sure the sweat band folds up nice and stays inside the hat!

THats its!  Its kinda simple yet kinda complicated.  Thats all the info i can give right now, but with that you should be able to get one right in about... 3 tries, instead of my 5 haha
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Ivy Cap in tan corduroy on: September 21, 2005 09:58:53 PM

it took my 5 tries, but i finally figured out a pattern to make an ivy cap!!  im really happen now that i finally got it right.  what do you think ( dont laugh at my goofy grin)
8  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / CRAZY Dip Dye Bleach blotch Stencil TEE SHIRT on: September 14, 2005 06:39:50 PM
Ok so, I sewed this blank white t shirt from scratch and then I dip dyed it in RIT royal blue dye.  And it looked sweet.  So then I wanted to do a stencil (of a coyote), but using bleach in a spray bottle.  But when I did it, it bleeded, so it looked like a blob and then also there was splotches of overspray fromt he stencil.  So it was a disaster.  So to save it, I splattered my bleach drips all over so it would look like i meant to do it..., and then resprayed the coyote stencil in blue spraypaint, so it came out as like this neat halo effect.  Anyway, Im kinda bummed because it didnt come out as I envisioned but then it did still look real neat in its own way.  Kinda reminds me of outerspace or something

9  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Where can I get a whole bolt of white cotton interlock knit? on: September 05, 2005 02:36:31 PM
Im trying to find where I can buy a whole bolt of white COTTON interlock knit fabric, for making shirts and such, for a good price.  So far I have only been able to find a place online with polyester white interlock.  If anyone knows where I can get this Id appreciate it.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / HAT :) [new hat! added sep. 2] on: September 01, 2005 08:41:58 PM
Sep. 2-  Heres an update I just made a new one this morning and I like how it came out much much better

Just made this hat, its a little messed up because my sewing machine was weird, and its a new pattern im making that needs to be fixed but i think theres potential, I used 2 layers of Peltex (real thick interfacing) in the brim.  Any advice or opinions to make it better are gladly accepted thanks

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