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1  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: light n lively tank on: July 05, 2009 04:16:49 PM
I'd like to revive this semi-dead thread because Lion Brand just emailed this pattern out again a couple (few?) weeks ago. I'd like some opinions on sizing.

I'm pudgy, and 18 weeks pregnant. Before I was pregnant I was 45-36-53" (bust-waist-hips) and as of today I am 51" bust, 42" underbust, 48" where my waist used to be, 55" hips and I haven't gained any weight yet  Undecided (I was really sick in the beginning)

I want to have lots of belly room because I'm carrying really high, and we're thinking that it's twins. It sounds like either there is an arrhythmia or a second heart beat when we were listening at the doctor's office, but when I had my ultrasound they only saw one with a perfect, normal heartbeat.

Either way I can only imagine that I'm going to get a lot bigger.

My first guess is that the 2X cups are going to be way too small. According to the pattern they are 9" wide. Each of mine are between 11.5" and 12" wide now. I imagine just adding rows until the cup covers what it needs to would be a good plan.

Does making a 1X with 2X+ size cups make sense given the situation?

Thanks everyone!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: First Skirt Ever! Whatcha think? on: July 23, 2007 10:03:36 PM
2*pi*r is the right equation. 2*pi*r-squared is for area.

If you forgot to take into account the seam allowance (by mesauring 7.5 minus the seam allowance from the corner) you should've only been out about 4 inches, not 12.

I think Geminikitty was trying to say that the fabric, by nature, will stretch out of shape, which may be enough to ruin the math.

Another possibility is that not all the layers were perfectly flat when you cut them, so it may've been 7.5 inches in on the top layer but 8 or 8.5 on the bottom.

For next time, you should try cutting at least a couple inches smaller than math would suggest. That's enough for a seam allowance plus a little oops room. You can always make the hole bigger, you can never make it smaller.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Re: bandana pants anyone??? on: June 10, 2007 08:35:53 PM
these are pants for little children, silly!

I'm still the baby of the family though  Wink Although I totally agree with the silly part.

Interestingly enough, I saw an adult woman in shorts that looked like these and then when I was shifting through the new posts with images this one came up. She was REALLY skinny though, so maybe they were made like these...

You could just resize the pattern to make the pants in adult sizes.  And I have seen fabric that looks like bandanas.  I think they are adorable and I'm gonna try it.

I will too if I can find that fabric.
4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Re: bandana pants anyone??? on: May 17, 2007 09:58:00 PM
You will need two 27-inch red bandannas and 24 inches of 1/2-inch-wide cotton twill tape.
1. Lay bandannas on top of each other right sides facing. Bandannas are slightly rectangular, pin them together along long sides. Fold bandannas in half lengthwise, aligning pinned sides. Create arc for crotch as follows (left): Starting from top corner, measure 8 inches down one pinned edge; mark this spot. Measure 1+1/2 inches in from spot; make an X. Measure 2 inches in from top corner; make an X. Draw a line from X to X and out to pinned side, rounding off as shown. Cut along curved line (right).
2. Unfold bandannas. Sew bandannas together along both crotches; stitch again to reinforce. Notch curves. Trim seams to 1/2 inch.
3. Open out bandannas and shift so crotches are centered and aligned. Sew together along each inside seam. Trim seam allowances.
4. To create casing for drawstring, fold waistband down 1+1/2 inches. Sew parallel to fold, making a 1-inch channel. Turn pants right side out; open front seam to create a small hole through which to thread twill tape. Using safety pin, thread twill tape through casing; beginning and ending at this hole.

27" bandanas? Do they come in different sizes, my thighs are most definitely larger than 27" around.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Completely misleading LYS on: March 03, 2007 11:56:23 AM
Thanks FluffyMonkey, I hadn't really thought about how cocoons are made.

lol yay! I feel dumb now. Thanks PlayItGeorge, you have no idea how confused I was.
6  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / Re: One-Skein and Unseamly on: March 02, 2007 11:25:34 PM
I'd definitely wear the sweater. It even looks good with the light blue shirt under it (not the pants so much though)
7  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / Re: iPod cozy on: March 02, 2007 11:19:47 PM
can u make a tutorial plzzzzz

The pattern is in "The Happy Hooker" by Debbie Stoller. So no one can post it. If you don't want to buy the book, your library might have it (mine does!)
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Completely misleading LYS on: March 02, 2007 10:13:28 PM
I've never heard of LYS at all, but I've ran into all sorts of people who work in retail that will blatently lie to customers. I don't think you were wrong at all to say something. You, or the couple with the question, should have complained to the management about her.

And far removed from the original discussion:
But Silk comes out of a worms butt. 

I thought silk WAS the worm. Well the cocoons they build because they're really the caterpillar (or whatever it's called) of a moth.
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Lovely ppl i need ur help please on: December 23, 2006 12:18:09 AM
Too much thought? Or just the crazy amount of fabric that must be in that petticoat?

If it's the first, I have to admit I think far too much about petticoats without the encouragement. There's actually one I want to make that's shorter than that one, and made of netting.
The finished article has a hem of 48 yards. It's got enough pouf to hold up any circle skirt you throw at it.

And if it's the second: I know! With the price of chiffon at my fabric store, it's over $50 for the materials.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Lovely ppl i need ur help please on: December 21, 2006 04:32:12 PM
I stole the graphic from http://www.annabella.net/atsprint/skirtlayout.html and editted to suit this petticoat. See it here: http://i14.tinypic.com/2zoym3q.gif

According to the fairy gothmother site it is "Very pretty super soft full circle multi-layer chiffon petticoat. 38" long. Elasticated waist." And that the small to large size (odd sizing BTW) will fit up to a size 18 (a 32" waist according to their charts). It has four evident tiers and a ruffle at the bottom. Assuming the ruffle is 2" tall, each tier must be 9" tall.

I don't know about anyone else but I am not excited about making circular layers, so I calculated out the circumference at the bottom of each tier and that's the width of the rectangles (rounded up to a multiple of 45") The idea is to attatch the pieces at the selvedges, then gather each tier to attatch to the one above, and the top tiers attatch to an elastic waistband (not made of the same material as the skirt).

When they're gathered, this will make a wider than a circle skirt petticoat.

The "multi-layer" bit, I think, means 3 layers. There is a petticoat on their site described as "Two full circle layers" so if it was 2 I think they would've said two.

With multiple layers there is no way 90" can be gathered into less than 32" so the top tiers will need to be cut narrower. Maybe A line for the bottom layer, slightly wider for the second layer, and the full width on the top layer. But that would still be really bulky at the waist. Making the top tier a circle would reduce most of the bulk and shouldn't be too complicated.

After all the layers are sewn together, the top tiers should be basted together at the very top, and attached to an elastic waistband (which I would be no help constructing, so good luck!).
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