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[Jun. 22nd, 2007|11:26 am]
Verminius Rex
For $11 on ebay I got a grommet die that should fit our snap press. Although I have at least two friends with grommet presses, it's a pain to bother them for it, and quite honestly I'd rather be able to grommet at 2am when I do most of my sewing rather than plan around other peoples' schedules (and since the Office is now located in radcliffe's home, late night visits there for grommeting are out).

Multiple projects are in the works, and I have 4 things to mail tonight. Fun.

[User Picture]From: anais2
2007-06-22 05:23 pm (UTC)
You make bread, and you sew, too! Hooray! My husband is learning to sew by making kilts.
See? All the GOOD men are married! :oP
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[User Picture]From: verminiusrex
2007-06-22 06:32 pm (UTC)
I want to make a kilt eventually (out of a cow print material, it's a Kansas City joke) but the easing of the pleats from hip to waist measurements has kept me from doing it just yet. Lazy me is looking at just pleating yardage and then darting the waist to make it easier.
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[User Picture]From: anais2
2007-06-22 06:44 pm (UTC)
We used his Utilikilts for a model...we first measured and stitched the pleats knife-edge, beginning from center back. At the sides, beginning four 2+3/4 in. pleats from CB, we bartacked, stitched in place 3" up from where the pleat opens, then slightly rotated the top fold to form a graduated line (actually, a dart in the bottom layer only)and continued the stitching.
Solves the problem of bulk in darts. I think we did that to four pleats to form the shaping.

Does that make any sense at all? It worked. We also added cargo pockets, but that's another ramble.
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[User Picture]From: anais2
2007-06-22 06:45 pm (UTC)
Cow print??? Whaaa?
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[User Picture]From: verminiusrex
2007-06-22 06:53 pm (UTC)
Yep. Kansas City is a referred to as a cowtown, a local sci fi convention has cow print fabric as a running gag. I wanted to do the cow kilt with my Cowthulu tshirt, maybe a matching one for my son if i got around to it.

I have friends with Utilikilts, maybe I should see about borrowing one and do the copy method like you did.
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[User Picture]From: anais2
2007-06-22 06:58 pm (UTC)
Love it! Maybe we should do a kilt ensemble with Amish accessories in black and white...we're in Amish country. (skateboard sold separately, they're permitted now)

Utilikilt is our standard- I recommend the method!
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