fiber arts!

Discussion in 'Make It So' started by jacktrash, Jun 3, 2015.

  1. IvyLB

    IvyLB Hardcore Vigilante Gay Chicken Facilitator

    that's a pretty good general idea for this too! A lot of Lolita dresses are cotton or cotton blends, ime, unless there's a specific texture you are going for, which i don't generally recommend for your first time working in the style? But yeah there are occassionally dresses made from silk, or velvet, or upholstery type fabrics, brocades, etc. But in general it will be a printed woven type cotton fabric? But a linen would be cute probably!
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  2. Sethrial MacCoill

    Sethrial MacCoill Attempts were made

    I ended up going with cotton for both layers. They didn't have pinstriped fabric, but I found something else really cool. Do you guys want updates and pics and things as I go along?
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  3. Saro

    Saro Where is wizard hut

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  4. Sethrial MacCoill

    Sethrial MacCoill Attempts were made

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  5. chaoticArbiter

    chaoticArbiter an actual shiny eevee (destroyer of worlds)

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  6. Sethrial MacCoill

    Sethrial MacCoill Attempts were made

    It's a meme I found while dicking around on the internet at three in the morning. I thought it was funny, probably because it was three am, and posted it here. I'll start posting real updates soon.
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  7. chaoticArbiter

    chaoticArbiter an actual shiny eevee (destroyer of worlds)

    I was confuse cause I've never seen that meme before and had a moment of "wait are you actually sewing an egg on the thing because I mean I respect your decisions but why"
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  8. theprettiestboy

    theprettiestboy wombatman

    It probably says something weird about me that I didn't even question it. I was just like "huh seems legit".
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  9. Mossflower

    Mossflower Active Member

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  10. theprettiestboy

    theprettiestboy wombatman

    That's such a cute idea! I think I personally would do the stripes, but that's mostly just because I find them more fun to knit.
  11. turtleDove

    turtleDove Well-Known Member

    So, the cardigan I made myself last too large to fit. So, since I am apparently super motivated by spite, I frogged it and am part-way through reknitting it to a smaller size. The first part of the back is already done, and I'm making good progress on the first sleeve.
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  12. turtleDove

    turtleDove Well-Known Member

    And I am blazing through the cardigan, considering it took me four months to knit it last time. I've already gotten both sleeves done and attached to the back, and I'm working on the next part of the back. My hands are not thrilled with this pace, though.
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  13. keltka

    keltka the green and brown one

    winnertnessed? spite knitting is a TIME
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  14. Everett

    Everett local rats so small, so tiny

    finished fingerless gloves/arm warmers for my mom, now about 1/3 done a headband for her to finish up the yarn bought for the armwarmers. Yaaaaaay
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  15. Everett

    Everett local rats so small, so tiny

    I got the headband done, no pic for now.

    Started a new shawl, same pattern as the last one i made. I dont have the link on me but it's called High Plains Drifter, a nice 2 row repeat for when you really really dont want to think about complicated things


    I'm using, I think, aslan trends royal alpaca in like, idk what the colour name is, its the lilac purple. And the darker one is Malabrigo Ríos in 872 Purpuras. Kind of expensive but like, its gonna be nice and soft as hell
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  16. Jean

    Jean Let’s stop procrastinating -- tomorrow!

    Crafting yay: finally found the pattern for this dress I've been planning to make for like a year!

    Crafting woe: I'm doing an abraca-fuck-you embroidery as a christmas present and I can't find a fabric that feels right. I need to find a fabric soon, my embroidery speed is approximately glacial.
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  17. winterykite

    winterykite Non-newtonian genderfluid

    Things no one tells you will make your life infinitely easier when hand-sewing: a pair of pliers

    because sometimes when you work with dense fabrics or 10 layers, a pair of pliers will make everything so much easier.
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  18. Alaspooralice

    Alaspooralice An actual trash fire

    Oh nice! I need to take in a pair a jeans and was dreading it. Thanks for the tip!
  19. turtleDove

    turtleDove Well-Known Member

    Nearly done the cardigan! I sorted out the sleeves (the fucker gets knit from the collar down, so the sleeves...go different than how you'd initially imagine them, if you're trying to seam them from the angle you were knitting from), and I'm just picking up stitches for the collar edge, and then once that's done, all I have left to do is the finishing. And then blocking and putting pockets on it.

    It's looking a lot smaller than the first version, and if it ends up too small, I'm going to go punch a duck, I stg.
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  20. turtleDove

    turtleDove Well-Known Member

    Cardigan update: it's done and buttons are on it (which means I can actually put it on and see how it fits). It's...definitely way smaller than I wanted it to be, but it at least fits. The bottom button is fastening just under my bust, though, and the hemline is hitting around mid-back. The pattern preview suggests it should be hitting around my hips or waist, but the pattern preview is on slim manniquins.

    It at least fits across the shoulders and isn't hanging anywhere it shouldn't, even if it's ended up as a mini-cardigan.

    I'm planning on figuring out where to stick pockets on it, rather than seeking out ducks to punch or frogging it and trying to resize it a second time.
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