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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Double Crochet to Single Crochet Conversion & Tapestry Crochet Q on: October 09, 2011 06:24:02 PM
I have a pattern for a child's hat that I have been using successfully to make a hat from size newborn to adult. I don't want to change the pattern, and I want to adapt it to use it with tapestry crochet. I've tried making the hat using the graph I created, but I don't like how it's turning out. I think this idea I have would work spectacularly if I use single crochet. So, here's my silly question:

Is single crochet just 1/2 of a double crochet? When I'm working the pattern in single crochet, would I just double the rows to get the same length as I would get if I made it in double crochet?

Also, since I'm here, I'd also like to ask about tapestry crochet. When working this hat in double crochet I have fewer rows than there would be in single crochet. Because there are fewer rows, I have to make the changes between rows greater- what I mean is in single crochet I would only have to move over one stitch to get a smooth line, but in double crochet I have to move over two which gives it a jolty appearance. I also noticed that one side looked better than the other even though they are supposed to be symmetrical.

To imagine this, say the first row I do 6 stitches in one color, 6 stitches in a second color, and then 6 stitches in 1st color. Next row, I would do 4 stitches in main color, then 10 stitches in second, then 4 stitches in 1st. On one side I would have a smooth transition and on the other side it will look pixelated.

I hope this makes sense. Most important is the sc to dc conversion, but if someone can help with the tapestry I would also appreciate it greatly! Smiley Thanks.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: My Skittle Wrapper Prom Dress-(updated) on: February 13, 2011 08:25:55 PM
NEW: So lately I've been getting tons of email from people wanting instructions/ ect. Hopefully this will help with questions, hopefully I don't sound like a terrible succubus type thing, I'm actually really nice, I'm just getting way too many emails about giving away the blueprints to my art. Firstly, although I am far from the first to make a dress out of something unconventional I am indeed the first to deal with skittles candy, and one of the *firsts* around the interwebs .
  • If i inspired your dress I'd like credit for that. (thats fair enough, right?) This is a key detail.
  • If you're doing a school project/lecture and you want to use an image of my dress that is alright, as long as credit is given to me.
  • If you are entering a contest and want to make a dress just like mine to enter that is NOT okay, if you are entering a contest it really needs to be your own original ideas and concepts, not a rehash of someone else's.
  • If you want to make a garment out of alternative material--thats fine! go for it!(I'd love to see it, those messages are loved) Just make sure its really your own piece with your own design and ideas, not to sound like a broken record but if i inspired it or helped in any way credit is due.  
  • In terms of sewing, My dress is purely wrapper. (with a cotton slip on underneath, which i would consider a must) No staples, no glue, simply sewing. No special equipment at all. I drafted my own pattern which is really just a princess seamed dress, I cut and sewed wrappers into pattern pieces and sewed them together to make a dress. So really It was just like fabric. Plastic does tear but if you tinker with machine settings you can find settings that won't rip it. That's really all I can think to say about construction.

  • THIS DRESS IS NOT CURRENTLY FOR SALE. If i do end up putting it up for auction it would be exclusively between the museums that have shown interest rather than the public. It's highly tailored with absolutely no give so odds are, it wouldn't even fit...for a night on the town?

    Although I do accept commissions on this sort of stuff they are not cheap.(the skittles dress would've totaled about 385$ min. had it been a commission) If you have that kind of money to throw to a hoodlum who plays in garbage please PM me.

That seems to touch on most of the emails, if you do have a question pm me here and I will respond as fast as i can.

Frankly, I'm a bit turned off by your post and I seem to be the only one. While I recognize that you admit up front that you were not the only one to come up with the idea of making clothing out of candy wrappers, I feel that you bullet list of "rules" are immature and border on insulting.

While I understand the need to clarify that this was your own project of your own design, I did not appreciate the detailed instructions you have left your fellow crafters. I think most of us, genuine and sincere craftsters, are aware that copying another artwork is a crime. I wouldn't attempt to re-create a Picasso . . .

IDK, re-reading it, I don't take the negative as extremely as I did the first few times I read your comments. I understand that you want your art to stay your own, but I find that your way of going about saying it was rather rude and demanding. Your posting on a public forum, a forum that repeatedly has their members asking for tutorials. And just because you share a few facts about how you created it, doesn't mean that your sharing your blueprints. 

I guess, it's hard to have the full picture when I myself did not read the emailed responses and requests you received from others.

The dress is clever, and I appreciate you sharing it with the world. I'm happy for you that you were able to get quite a bit of publicity for this item, although, you haven't shared any recent stories expanding on the contacts made with you since 2008.

Thank you for letting me share my peace.
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: VHS tape-wrapped headband on: February 11, 2011 10:43:44 AM
I think it's very cute, I like how you added the height with the "ruffle".

Is that a glass head or plastic??
4  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Victorian Steam Punk Vampire on: November 07, 2009 09:37:44 AM
Wow! That is a super hot outfit! I love the skirt, or is it one piece? And the shoes are super cute! I bet you were a HIT at anyp arty u went to! Smiley

Where did you gind the shoes and the hat?
5  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 42 ENTRIES / CINDERELLA Inspired Winter Princess Dress Up Costume on: September 05, 2009 08:36:09 PM

All of the items I bought at the dollar store were:
1- Ballon with Three Disney Princess on it (this was my inspiration)
2 White Table Clothes
2 Blue Tables Clothes
1 Loofah
1 Bunch of Holiday Ribbon in Blue with Silver Snowflakes
1 Bunch of Hoilday Flowers/Leaves
1 Gift Bag
1 Headband

Came to $10 plus tax.

I used a pattern for the bodice, but had to tweek it a lot after it was sewn to get it fit properly.

 I had no idea how I was going to do the sleeves or the little puffy things on the side of Cinderellas dress. I ended up doing large circles and then gathering them at the top. I tried to make similar circles with the blue for the sleeves but they didn't work. They ended up looking more like airplane wings.  Grin

The back of the table cloths had interfacing and I had to tear that off to work with it. I also wanted to use the whole balloon but it just didn't fit on the dress nicely, so I cut out my daughters favorite character and glued it on. This was fun project. Also, I used the loofah like a petticoat underneath but it didn't create as much lift as I wanted- some but not a lot.

I wanted to make it slip on, so I made a clasp with the pearl along the top to secure it closed while she wears it.

Here is my finished product. Hope you like it.! Smiley

I love her mismatched shoes- precious!  Roll Eyes
6  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 42 ENTRIES / Re: Dollar store Craftroom makeover on: September 01, 2009 09:55:50 PM
What a clever id of reminds me of those magnetic tins people use for spices in their kitchen. I bet you could do the same thing! For your kitchen I mean. Great job!!
7  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 42 ENTRIES / Re: Skull Kitchen Hanger- Image Heavy! on: September 01, 2009 09:48:20 PM
WOW- That is an amzing job. This does NOT look like it came from the dollar tree. Smiley
8  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenges / Re: Craft Challenge #42 - Dollar Store Challenge Round 3 - Due Sep 1 - Sep 5 2009 on: August 11, 2009 08:52:41 PM
Is this $10 before sales tax?
I know people in some areas will be at a slight disadvantage if we have to count tax.
I already have my materials, but if this challenge comes up again I'd like to know.
I'm super excited about this!
Yes, please I would like to know that as well. Thanks.
9  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenges / Re: Craft Challenge #42 - Dollar Store Challenge Round 3 - Due Sep 1 - Sep 5 2009 on: August 11, 2009 05:34:43 PM
This sounds like a great challenge! I can't wait to see what I find that inspires me at the dollar store... there's so much stuff there.... we're going to see so many different projects. I know it's going to be hard for me not to go in there and buy $10.00 worth of candy and snacks... because they'll probably get eaten before I can make anything out of them.... Maybe something with ...Never Mind!!!

LOL- that's what I did- $10.00 worth of candy and snacks!! Can't believe the supermarket wants $1.69 for a 20oz nowadays. Good thing we have the dollar tree- I need the caffeine to stay awake and work on my project.

I told my hubby about this project and even he is excited to see what I come up with!! Smiley
10  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenges / Re: Craft Challenge #42 - Dollar Store Challenge Round 3 - Due Sep 1 - Sep 5 2009 on: August 08, 2009 04:42:38 PM
I think I'm going to try my hand at this. It sounds like fun. I"ve never done a challenge before. Should be interesting trying to move, with two kids under 3 and doing a challenege. Smiley But I'm up for it. Give me break from reality I suppose.
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