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« Reply #30 on: June 23, 2006 02:27:20 PM »

Not so much a misconception..more a brain-wrong

After spending 12 hours making a jersey dress and doing beading on the bodice  I thought I could cut it to the perfect length by puting it on and snipping it with scissors..
how can I have not realised that leaning over would make some bits hang lower..argh..
I was left with some sections close to revealing my underwear and some downaround my knees.

said item is now a lovely top..lol

Been there done that... but with a skirt.
It's now a lovely belt. XD

« Reply #31 on: July 15, 2006 01:18:25 AM »

Not so much crafting as cooking, but still...

A friend and I (both *very* underage) decided to make Tiramisu. We sort of were muddling along, we had our liqueur and our cream cheese and our biscuit in the bowl. But the biscuit wasn't getting soft. So we added more liqueu. And then more. Untill it was a bowl of liqueur with some cream cheese and biscuits floating in it.

Then we went back to the recipe book:

"Refrigerate for 24 hours and serve."
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« Reply #32 on: July 15, 2006 09:11:53 AM »

Circular knitting can get quite interesting when you're tired and haven't lined up the stitches correctly.  Cheesy
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« Reply #33 on: July 19, 2006 05:09:13 AM »

I haven't made too many really bad botches in my sewing or other misc crafts....at least nothing I couldn't easily fix.
The worst I can think of was when I sewed my 1st swimsuit 20+ yrs ago. I only had my mom's '58 Singer...all straight stitching, no zigzag stitch. Needless to say, my stitches started popping out every time i put the swimsuit on!!
My next swimsuit came out much better!! Still had no zigzag stitch, but I learned how far I could stretch the fabric w/o the seams getting wavy.
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« Reply #34 on: July 19, 2006 07:48:00 AM »

Circular knitting can get quite interesting when you're tired and haven't lined up the stitches correctly.  Cheesy

I am pretty good at following directions for just about any craft.  I knit, crochet, all of that, mostly self-taught.  However, I CAN NOT get the concept of knitting in the round.  I own cirucular needles, double ended needles, all of that, and it comes out so convoluted ever time.  I thought I ALMOST had it on the double ended ones the other day, but no.  *sigh*, an eternity of Nifty Knitter for me.

« Reply #35 on: July 19, 2006 06:05:30 PM »

The other day I was sewing a zipper pocket into a bag and didn't think ahead as usual..
I ended up sewing the pocket closed, then trying to attached the zipper to it. So I pulled out the side stitches a bit, sewed in the zipper and sewed them back up. Then I went to attach it to the bag and realzed... duh, the outside doesn't need to be pretty, why did I sew it with the seams on the inside? And I tried to attach it.. but it was a pocket, there was nowhere to attach it to the bag from!
Needless to say, I ripped it all open, sewed the zipper into the bag first, then attached the pocket and then sewed the pocket with the seams on the outside, hidden by the bag. *sigh* other than being totally backwards it was ok.

I've cut skirts too short for public wear more times than I can count, and am constantly messing things up, espeically where sizing comes in.. but thats ok. I never spend much on materials anyway!
« Reply #36 on: August 02, 2006 08:51:38 PM »

I'm pretty new to sewing and it took me *thinks* probably 4 hrs to make a simple tote bag. That was after pinning, sewing and cutting things wrong. I was so ready to pull my hair out!

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