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1  CLOTHING / Designer Clothing Homage / Re: macy's jersey dress on: May 04, 2007 12:24:37 PM
sadly I do not have a serger, but I was definitely thinking some type of zig-zag, I think my machine has  a "stretch stitch" or something like that, would that be better?
2  CLOTHING / Designer Clothing Homage / macy's jersey dress on: May 02, 2007 04:55:10 PM
Hello everybody
I am intrigued by all the knit dresses I've been seeing lately. I am starting to think I need to buy a bolt of cotton jersey and just make myself a new wardrobe for summer!
This dress I saw on the macy's website is particularly intrigueing:

any thoughts on going about this? I am especially curious about the collar and wrap element. Also, I would love to hear suggestions for sewing with jersey, since I have never really worked with knit fabrics before.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: R.I.P. My Daisy Dress on: March 26, 2007 05:27:57 PM
my condolences
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / berroco coat and wrap patterns on: February 27, 2007 03:35:44 PM
Have any of you seen these free patterns on the Berroco website?



I am intrigued by the instant gratification of these projects, but I am not sure exactly how I feel about how they look. I am having trouble concentrating on school work (what else is new), I'm preoccupied with thinking about where I can get some wool blankets!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: how to sew fabric to knitted item? on: November 21, 2006 05:07:14 PM
i have sewed knitted fabric to t-shirt material. basically i used a zig-zag type stitch on my machine. It worked out pretty well, but the fabrics were not that stretchy. I think the important part is basting the fabrics together really well before sewing to make sure they line up and don't bunch. as for the elastic, it would probably work. i might hand sew a casing for the elastic. or maybe there would be a way to thread some kind of elastic through the stitches?
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Retro summer dress - Drop-waisted, princess-seamed and curvalicious! on: August 14, 2006 03:12:14 PM
oooh, that's pretty. I like the print, and i like it belted too!
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: knit t-shirt recon first post on: August 12, 2006 07:50:17 AM
It's quite comfortable. I used cotton- Sugar and Cream. I was partially inspired by an article in knit 1 magazine where they had knitted additions to sweatshirts and jackets. In there they had a suggestion where you sew ric-rac to the edge of the fabric where you want to start knitting and pick up stitches in the spaces between the fabric and the ric-rack. I think that would work for some things (this particular how-to was for knitting a yoke onto a sweatshirt, which looked really cool by the way), but it seemed to me that the seams for sleeves might be stressed so i just sewed it on. Also, I think it would have been a lot of work for the ribbed trim around the collar. I thought it would be hard to sew the knit fabric, but it wasn't too stretchy, maybe it was the cotton yarn? i just pinned it all down well first and then used  kind of a zig-zag stitch.
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: *Suitcase Shelves* on: August 11, 2006 08:12:15 PM
that is a really cool idea, i seem to be drawn to old suitcases and then realize i don't have any idea what to do with them. maybe i'll try this
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: knit t-shirt recon first post on: August 11, 2006 07:51:20 PM
thanks everyone! when i got the idea, i was a little overwhelmed with the possibilities  Smiley
at first i was going to do lacy sleeves but then decided on the cable. i think it would be cool to go long sleeves, that would be cozy.
That war-time publication sounds really cool. actually, my mom told me that her mom used to do similar things (she grew up during the depression)
I would love to see it if you get a chance craftdabbler!
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / knit t-shirt recon first post on: August 10, 2006 04:19:07 PM
well, I have been enjoying craftster for a very long time and finally figured it was about time to join and try to contribute. i have gotten so many great ideas from this site.

so... i got a free t-shirt when everyone was moving out of my dorm at school but the sleeves didn't fit right, so i knit some raglan sleeves and sewed them on. it's not too fancy, but it was a good opportunity to use some yarn i had lying around and i got embellish them with a cable with bobbles.  i am quite pleased.

so here's my try at posting pictures (so exciting!)

the shirt:

close-up of bobble cable:

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