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06-12-2006
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The best way to advertise is to get young hot people to wear your clothes.

 
 
07-12-2006
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The problem I have found with most young hot people is once you do that they never want to pay also they honestly do not tell otheres where to get it from because they want to keep you a secret once they find out about you ..

And no I just could not pay girls to come in and do that too chezzy. I think it would make me look bad. If they can;t recongnize then FU*&EM!!!

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haha

 
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Oh my god, I cannot wait until my grandma gives me her old sewing machine! I want to make clothessss!

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^ thats what I thought until I got mine. I'm quite possibly the WORST sewer. I have no patience for that old uncontrollable thing!

 
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I have a sweater (knit obviously) that I want to crop and I was wondering if a normal hem will work...most sweaters dont have a hem and im wondering if it will look weird. Any input would be greatly appreciated!!

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I have a sweater (knit obviously) that I want to crop and I was wondering if a normal hem will work...most sweaters dont have a hem and im wondering if it will look weird. Any input would be greatly appreciated!!

I suggest you sew matching grosgrain 3/4 to 1" ribbon on the right side where you want the edge to be cut. Stitch it down several times by machine in a few parallel lines, using both a straight stitch and then zigzag. Cut the hem off the sweater (the machine stitching should easily hold the knit and keep it from unravelling). Next, turn your ribbon under and stitch that down by hand on the wrong side with matching thread, making every effort to avoid having the stitches show on the right side. Voila--you're top should be successfully cropped.

BTW, when you stitch and cut knits, it's officially called "Steeking."
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dress i made bit of a bad photo since its the one i used for styling but you get the idea.

it was for a uni project looking at youth trends so i based it on new rave hence the neon and the space invaders
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new dress I made it's a recycled sweater and Christmas-y plaid with lace

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I suggest you sew matching grosgrain 3/4 to 1" ribbon on the right side where you want the edge to be cut. Stitch it down several times by machine in a few parallel lines, using both a straight stitch and then zigzag. Cut the hem off the sweater (the machine stitching should easily hold the knit and keep it from unravelling). Next, turn your ribbon under and stitch that down by hand on the wrong side with matching thread, making every effort to avoid having the stitches show on the right side. Voila--you're top should be successfully cropped.

BTW, when you stitch and cut knits, it's officially called "Steeking."
Amy
Thankyou so much!!

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criticsdarling- Do you use patterns for all the clothes you make or do you free hand everything? You've got talent girly!

 
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Yesterday I started to make an mens jacket out from an huge black cape. Easy and fast since I don't have to sew a lot, the collars etc are already ready. The cutting was more of an problem but it worked out eventually.

 
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I thought I'd contribute to this thread. Here is a skirt I made for class (ignore the mismatched top). My first pattern made completely from scratch. It also has inseam pockets.

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It can be worn up...

or down to reveal the contrasting fabric




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And a tank top, also my own pattern


PS--Does anyone else here hand sew? I have to do hand sewing on almost everything, because I think it looks nicer that way. But I noticed most RTW stuff is just machine stitched on top, obviously, because it's faster. Hand sewing is a pain, and it takes longer, but does anyone even notice/appreciate it?

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