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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / I need help turning my grandmother's cardigan into a cute wrap top on: April 23, 2011 08:04:43 AM
Ever have one of those moments where you know what you want but not how to get there? Today is that day for me. I want to take my old, baggy cardigan and turn it into a cute, wrap cardigan but I just can't wrap my mind around the "how" of it.

This is the cardigan now:

Way to add 15lbs!

I want to shorten it to just below my natural waist but I also want to make the button placket part of the front crossover.

Like this.... but better. I want the neckline lower too

Any suggestions where to begin? I searched everywhere for some kind of tutorial but I just couldn't find anything.

Thank you so much!
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Any suggestions? Revamped Olive & Cocoa storage box on: December 18, 2010 12:49:03 PM
I just finished painting and sealing the box. Now I need to decide if I should leave her face as is or if I should add some hair? Maybe some feathers for hair would be fun?

I also need to cover the HIDEOUSLY LARGE logos on the sides so I'm thinking handles but I have no idea how or what.

Any suggestions you brilliant people might have would be more than welcome!

Thank you!

3  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Phentex?? on: November 20, 2009 06:30:51 PM
Oh, wow. you're good! I was afraid no one would know what I was talking about. I love Ebay! I'll have to go check that out.

Thanks for the tip on doubling up. It's been years since I've worn a pair of Nana's slippers so I forget how thick they were... it seems all the patterns tell you to double up and they come out sort of puffy but I don't remember hers being so thick.. they were thin and super warm!

I hope they have the vintage in the colors I need! thanks!

4  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Phentex?? on: November 20, 2009 03:40:57 PM
Ok so my family is Canadien and my grandmother used to make these great slippers that wore like iron. They were made from Phentex yarn which wears liek iron, even if it isn't the softest.  Wink

Are any of you familiar with Phentex? I need to find a comparable US substitute so I can make some of these for a friend.

Thank you!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Dressy Tube Top from Men's Dress Ties on: May 02, 2008 10:33:18 AM
Great job! It's fantastic how you dressed it up with a blazer.
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: odd question- I think this is where I post this.... on: January 20, 2007 03:37:47 PM
thanks for the suggestions, this bouquest actually died but I'm going to try again. Y'all reminded me that i have a friend who is a florist DUH! I'll let you know if I find anything that will work.
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: my poor, poor jacket on: January 18, 2007 04:56:37 PM
good suggestions, I don't have my sister's cam yet but this jacket is similar in cut, the only difference is mine has 3 buttons down the front.


I just turned it inside out. The jacket fabric was turned under and the lining sewn to that so at least I won't have to worry about hems or seamlines. Could I just lay the coat down and draft a pattern? The shirt idea is a good one but I'm not sure I could find one in the right weight.
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: my poor, poor jacket on: January 17, 2007 10:06:48 AM

A pic might help if the jacket is anything different from the usual fully-lined type.

good point, I'll see if I can use my sister's camera so I can get a decent pic
9  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Re: Solving the dilemma of big boobs - making my own shirts that fit on: January 17, 2007 07:53:40 AM
Ladies, you are brilliant! I'm proportioned strangely, being small around and big breasted. I'm a 32-34 D ( mainly because I can't afford the companies that make DD) and it's very hard to find tops that fit properly . I've actually started only buying stretch button ups and sewing the button plackets together so they don't pucker. I just bought 4171 exactly because of the cup options and I'm inspired seeing  all the different pieces catjonfitz has made with it. God I love this site!!
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / my poor, poor jacket on: January 16, 2007 09:30:38 PM
I got this baby at a thrift store for $3 and it's my favorite jacket. It's warm enough to be worn in the winter but also good for cool spring/summer nights. As I went to put it on, I realized that the lining is in tatters. It's too far gone to just patch up. Can I reinsert some lining without having to take the whole thing apart ( putting it back together is not my specialty) or do I really have to take the whole thing apart?
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