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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / advice for mens shirt / sheer fabric? on: April 18, 2007 05:00:37 PM
So this weekend, I am going to be making my best guy friend a pullover//henley type of thing.

I bought this fabric he loves [BRIGHT, bold orange and magenta stripes], it's very very sheer, and I was thinking of doubling it up, so it's not super girly, you know, two layers, and he would wear a t-shirt under it.

I am going to size it against a henley he already has that fits him well. I am not prewashing the fabric, because it seems too delicate.

Is there any reason it shouldn't keep its shape and size if he only handwashes it? I am just so nervous about it even fitting him at all, because a lot of his stuff seems to get misshapen and shrunken, I have no idea why. Hopefully the sheerness will be the only challenge in sewing?

any advice//stories about menswear, sheer fabric, washing, etc? Thanks
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Polo with all-over doodles...by hand. Please look! :) on: April 10, 2007 10:00:03 PM
wow, that is really cool. i love the colors  Wink
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Yellow Rosey Jumper. on: April 10, 2007 08:54:11 PM
oh god I love you. hence the quick reply, i've been dying for this, even though I cant make it until after tomorrow.  you are a genious  Grin thanks for making this !   i love when people do tutorials
4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / Re: childhood escapism in miniature on: April 10, 2007 07:39:07 PM
wow, those are beautiful!   Grin
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: green tulle tutu on: April 10, 2007 06:51:20 PM
wow, i absolutely love this! i tried to make a tutu once, but yours came out muuuuuch better. pretty color!!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Yellow Rosey Jumper. on: April 10, 2007 06:14:06 PM
I'm sorry, i just have one more comment.

Did you make the buttons on only one side?  Also, what are the buttons attached to, fabric underneath that is overlapped by the fabric with the button holes?
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: cleaning thrift store clothing? on: April 10, 2007 10:24:51 AM
I wash everything that I get from a thrifty. Needless to say if it's a delicate item, I wash it on a gentle cycle in cold water. If it's heartier, I usually wash in warm. I prefer using a mixture of two parts liquid detergent to one part baking soda. You can also buy Arm & Hammer with baking soda already in it, but I like to use the real stuff. Baking soda both neutralizes odors and whitens without bleaching.

Yes, always wash your thrift store clothes first!  Grin

great information, thanks very much!
8  COOKING / Vegetarian / Vegan / Re: Asian Vegetable Turnovers on: April 10, 2007 09:52:54 AM
this looks and sounds delicious! I am going to try it, I can't wait.
9  COOKING / Vegetarian / Vegan / Re: Vegan Cheesecake? on: April 10, 2007 09:46:47 AM
I can't tell you of a good one because I don't like cheesecake and I'm only a vegetarian, but I did search yahoo, 'vegan cheesecake', and a bunch of stuff came up.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: cleaning thrift store clothing? on: April 10, 2007 09:41:30 AM
I second the vinegar thing. Smiley  It gets out LOTS of smells.  It will also remove armpit stains from natural fibers!   However, NOTHING will take perspiration skank out of man made fibers.  That is the only thing I steer away from at the thrifty . . . polyester shirts.    Oh, and underwear. Cheesy

awesome information, thank you very much.  Now I am kind of excited, nothing to worry about! 
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