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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Gigantor to Skeletor! on: January 31, 2013 01:52:42 AM
Thanks guys!!  Cheesy This shirt seemed so confusing at first, so I'm really happy it was a success. There was a minor misshap when I was cutting the center slits but I was able to fix it and it's not noticeable, Yay!  Smiley

2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Gigantor to Skeletor! on: January 14, 2013 09:42:57 AM
This started out as a massive t-shirt dress. It didn't have a size but the bust was around 47" with LOTS of positive ease on a 36" bust!

I was going to turn it into either a regular tee or tank, or possibly a dress, but my husband liked this idea better  Grin

- haha! Spartacus...

Sorry for the bra showing! Embarrassed Kind of unavoidable, so I'll most likely be layering this with a cami or just wearing it over a swimsuit. But man, does this feel comfy! It'll be great in the summer. I decided to keep the finished edges on the sleeves and collar but the bottom is a raw hem.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Looking for Vogue Knitting Fall 2008 on: September 16, 2010 07:55:01 AM
She gave me the same response as well on Ravelry. Thank you anyways =)
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Looking for Vogue Knitting Fall 2008 on: September 13, 2010 06:56:33 AM
(Reposting here. No replies in the Miscellaneous board)

Does anyone have the Fall 2008 issue of Vogue Knitting magazine? I'm a little late in wanting to knit the GreenGable Hoodie, but I just picked up yarn for it yesterday and realized it is no longer available for d/l on Ravely or the Vogue website. No one has the magazine. I did find 1 copy on ebay, but for $15 and the auction has ended. I've checked my local library (checking another one today, but I doubt they'll have it either).

Does anyone know where I can find a copy?
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Cabled SS Hoodie on: August 05, 2010 09:19:29 PM
I LOVE it!  I should work on something like this too!  How much yarn do you think it took?

Ah, I knew there was something I forgot to mention. I used about 4.25 skeind of the 3oz (85 grams) Red Heart yarn, on size 8 needles for the body and size 7's for the ribknits. Although...from looking at my grandmother's work and mine, she either has way better guage or used 6 and 7's. Or both, lol. My guage tends to be a little loose. Unfortunately, this is an older RH yarn so it doesn't list the yardage. It's a 4-ply worsted, but feels heavier than the worsted weights they have out nowadays. I will attempt to try a pattern for this, and probably use some Knit Picks, Wool of the Andes. It may take a while though Smiley
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Cabled SS Hoodie on: August 03, 2010 06:11:02 PM
He's right, it IS awful cute (I couldn't bring myself to call it disgustingly cute. I'd say amazingly cute!)!

Hahaha! Yeah, I was a little confused when he first said that, but I knew what he meant  Cheesy Thanks!
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Cabled SS Hoodie on: August 03, 2010 02:49:33 PM
This was originally intended for one of my brothers when he was 10...about 17 years ago, haha. My grandmother lost the pattern and figured I could probably reuse the yarn for something, but I didn't want to take apart all her work. This is how much she had complete: (I'm guessing it was going to be a LS Crew Neck)

And this is what waking up at 3AM produces!


Sorry about the overload!  Grin Before I had the sides sewn and hood complete my husband said, "It's disgustingly cute!" Hahaha

I undid my grandmother's work to a few rows before the underarms, made sleeves, then joined for knitting in the round, then did a split neck. There is 1 row of single crochet along this split part that I did after I finished binding off the hood ribknit. The only bad thing about this is that it's Red Heart Acrylic. This is only for layering over long sleeved shirts in the dead of winter. I cannot wait to actually wear it!!! And I was going to make a pattern, but I'm not good at doing different sizes, plus I don't remember how many decreases I did along the top (there were some worked in the cables). The hood came out a little big, but that's better than too small. But it's basically a bottom up raglan, and believe it or not there are only 2 sets of increases in the front and 1 set in the back. The Moss stitch and cables are incredibly stretchy! (Thank God for that, otherwise this would not have fit over my bewbs! lol)
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: New swimsuit w/ reversible top =) on: June 15, 2010 06:57:48 AM
Yes, my machine has SS. I used just the regular straight SS for most of the seams on the top, but for the bottom I serged the edgeds and then used a regular zig-zag, which I also used right underneath the cups after they were attached to the band, just to stiffen it a little.

Very cute!!!!
I got my elastic thread at JoAnn's I had to ask for help to find it the first time and the second time it was with all the other elastic, not with the thread.
That's the one place I didn't check, haha! I'll keep that in mind for next time, thanks  Grin
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / New swimsuit w/ reversible top =) on: June 15, 2010 06:27:32 AM
I decided to make one for myself after trying to find a suit that had cups with enough depth but a very small or adjustable back. And here is the result:

I used the following tutorial for the top - http://s32.photobucket.com/albums/d22/bethgreen/projects/?action=view&current=bikinitut.jpg - but like Kimberrrr's gold swimsuit top I added sleeves to the fronts that can slide up and down or scrunch together.

For the bottoms I had a pair from Victoria's Secret that were pretty much the same exact style, laid them out flat on the fabric and cut around them, plus 1/2" for the seam allowance.

The only flaw is that the band on the top is not very supportive. JoAnn's does not carry elastic thread  Huh  so I used regular thread, but it stretches out, and I've had a couple spots on the bottoms where I've heard a thread snap  Sad . Since the top is reversible I can't put any kind of structure into it...unless I took it apart but this fabric does not hold up to a seam ripper, lol. And the good news is that I got 1 yd. of fabric for both colors so now I have endless possibilities for other styles. I have 2 more styles of tops in mind  Smiley Going to the beach this weekend so maybe I'll get some action shots.

Comments, critique welcome. (Where do you get your elastic thread and blunt/round point needles?)
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Gold Metallic Goddes Bathing Suit. EDIT.. NEW BOTTOMS!! on: June 07, 2010 05:00:52 PM
How did you get the band to be supportive, especially under the cup gathers? I've just finished making my top, you and I have almost exactly the same shape, yet I'm falling out of the cups (I too wear a 34D and take them in, lol). My ribcage is 26" and I made the band 24" but it's so loose! Did you put any boning or anything that would create a stiffness in the bottom of the cup or in the band? Also, did you use elastic on the seams or just the zig-zag stitch? I'm thinking maybe my fabric just stretched out too much.
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