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« on: August 21, 2006 09:49:10 AM »

So, I've been wanting some checkered shorts for summer, and I see those reconstruct tees-to-pants here on crafster.  I've already made some out of a grey t-shirt that are sorta like sweats.  I finish the shorts (all hand-sewn; I don't have a machine) and mind you, I thought they were pretty cute.  I've worn the shorts a few times and last night I wanted to wear them to this event that I'm helping out with, so I do.

I'm standing there, listening to my friend explain what I'm going to be doing (and this is outside with lotsa people (the richmond night market) ) and I kinda feel like there's a draft around my er..bottom area.  Anyway, we go up the stairs to the stage (I guess I went up 2 at a time or something) and I really had to go to the bathroom so I excused myself and went.  When I got in a stall I looked at my pants and found a rip about an inch long along the butt-seam. Lips sealed Shocked Let's just say I was extremely grateful I had safety pins (my saviours) on me and that I'm never wearing those pants again. Embarrassed

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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2006 10:33:01 AM »

I wouldn't write the pants off so soon. Smiley If you hand sewed them it's pretty typical to have this sort of thing happen. I havea  skirt I hand sewed and it's popped seams so many times it's not funny. But now I have a sewing machine and intend to fix it.
I'd recomend using a freinds sewing machine or your mothers if you have acess to it. And just going over any stiches in a zig-zag or even a straight stich. Sewing machines are just so much better than hand sewing. Wink
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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2006 03:56:07 PM »

man!  it's a good thing you had safety pins, but if it was just an inch long rip and you always carry the safety pins, i think you could keep wearing them even if you don't have access to a machine. 

though, obviously, the machine re-do would be the obvious first choice, i personally have terrible luck with sewing machines and thus prefer to do things by hand if it doesn't take too long.

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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2006 09:45:45 PM »

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Le site internet www.bricoccasions.com est un site d'annonces gratuites pour :
Vendre , acheter ou echanger des materiaux, outillages, decoration, jardinage entre particuliers.

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But why is it placed here?  It's quite the mystery.

Oh, and sorry about your pants.  I made a blouse once that fell apart in the grocery store.  It was made from Bengaline, which is a fabric known to unravel.  I'll never use it again.

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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2006 02:12:57 PM »

When I hand-stitched everything, I would basically use cross-stitch for stability. Looks pretty, but it does take a while.

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