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« Reply #30 on: March 13, 2007 09:11:46 AM »


I'm a *total* newbie at sewing, but I bought myself a machine and am pretty determined! lol! Do you think that it would be in any way possible to make this top longer?

I mean, obv, I know I can make it longer, lol, but will I have shape issues?
Thanks for any replies!
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« Reply #31 on: March 13, 2007 09:29:53 AM »

ooh I love the second top! Don't you agree it's incredibly easy, fun and instantly gratifying? Maybe thats why I love it so much  Cheesy

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« Reply #32 on: March 13, 2007 09:45:02 AM »

that is so adoreable and looks super comfy! I have got to conquer my fear of the sewing machine.


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« Reply #33 on: March 13, 2007 02:12:52 PM »

Too cute! Love it!

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« Reply #34 on: March 13, 2007 02:24:59 PM »

That is adorable, the fabric looks beautiful.

As far as making a top like that longer, as long as it's wide (or stretchy enough) to clear your hips, you should be ok.  My mom took pattern making classes in college (in the early 70s, I wish my college had done those!) and she has been teaching me pattern modification.  So now I do this all the time:

1. lay the pattern on top of some paper that is wide and long enough for the piece you want to add, and gently tape it down (we use masking tape most of the time)

2. line a ruler up with the left side of the pattern on the size you want so that it extends off the bottom of the pattern

3. draw the extension you want on that side

4. repeat on the right side

5. make note of how far down you went, like 4" or something

6. put the ruler in the center of the piece, and line the top of it up with the bottom line of the pattern

7. make a mark 4" down, then repeat in a few other spots along the bottom if you need to

8. connect all the lines, and move down any notches or other markings on the pattern

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« Reply #35 on: March 13, 2007 04:46:03 PM »

lovely job skrillaknits!  I get a lot of satisfaction making nice simple, classic designs with cute fabrics--yours is very wearable and looks comfy, even if it is a bit small (doesn't look it to me..)

can't wait to see more of your creations!! (I am a big fan!)

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« Reply #36 on: March 13, 2007 11:24:30 PM »

What are you crazy! That top is great. WHat an outstanding first attempt.  Grin

« Reply #37 on: March 14, 2007 11:08:07 AM »

Wasn't quite sure how I felt since there was no photo of an actual person on the pattern. Now, I can't wait to start!!!!

Your first shirt looks lovely! Great job for your first sewing attempt! The second one is also quite nice!

I have tons of fabric I've not used in my bin and I think I might have to whip up like LOTS of this shirt...

« Reply #38 on: March 14, 2007 01:28:15 PM »

this is random, but did you go to private info? you look really familiar. and your profile says you're in private info, so i'm just guessing. also, you may have worked at a student business? i worked at sweets from 02 to 05.  Smiley

very nice shirts, both. i don't think they look too small. i've yet to make my versions of the wendy patterns, but am looking forward to it.
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« Reply #39 on: March 14, 2007 06:17:30 PM »

Another knitter here who stumbled upon this on your blog.  I have been sewing bags lately and loving it, although I have NEVER sewn from a pattern!!  This may just have to be my first!   Grin

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