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« on: May 06, 2007 08:27:19 PM »

Hi, everyone,

I like this sweater from Anthropologie:


I was thinking of making an Anthropologie-inspired sweater using this doily:

Problem is, I'm not sure how one afixes a doily to a sweater or a skirt.  I was thinking of putting this on the back of a sweater--it's a pretty good size (a foot in diameter, I'd say).  Or does anyone have other ideas?  And should I handsew this doily?  And how will I pin it/keep it flat to put it on properly?  Any help is much appreciated!!!

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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2007 08:50:54 PM »

use the same pinning technique in blocking: pin at the 4 cardinal points (top bottom, left, right), then pin 4 more at the halfway pin in between those, pin 8 in between the new ones, and keep going until you're satisfied with the look.  a good tutorial is here: http://www.eunnyjang.com/knit/2006/12/how_to_be_happy.html

I think you could handsew to anchor the points,then strategically anchor through out the middle.

« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2007 09:55:08 PM »

very pretty doily, i would so put it on something blue or fuschia. or brown or yellow. or purple.... wow that doily is inspiring.
it might take a while to hand stitch on but i bet it would be worth it, i vote back of a sweater.

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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2007 04:17:20 PM »

if you're putting it on something stretchy (in other words, if your garment is going to stretch out a bit when it's on your body), I recommend that you block it while the garment is stretched. Maybe put it on a dressform, then block, then you should be good to go for stitching? I'd also hand-stitch I'd probably stitch down all the points separately, as well, so it had room for stretch/give.

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