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I'm not a very advanced crocheter, but with a narrow waist and wide shoulders even clothes off the rack are sometimes hard to find, I would love some tips and tricks on how to fit a sweater or modify a garment to your body type. I know most of that would depend on the pattern, but if there are any general types of tips to either take in the waist or let out the shoulders in certain types (side to side, top downs, etc) that would be pretty great to know.
I just wanted to let you know that I get a LOT of good ideas from your website for things to make and gifts to give. I've been going to AC Moore's (when I have coupons of course)...buying little 12" x 12" pillows (or bigger) and crocheting covers for them. I made one for a very close friend of mine for her birthday (which was also Thanksgiving this year) & she loved it! So did everybody else that was there for the celebration. I crocheted 2 separate sides in a basket weave stitch then, crocheted around 3 sides with a DC, put the pillow inside and finished crocheting it closed with the DC. It came out soooooo pretty! So now I'm crocheting my fingers to the bone making more as Christmas presents. Today is my Mother's 77th Birthday so I bought the 16" x16" pillow and used a beautiful blue denim color by Pound of Love (Lion Brand) and my Mom ABSOLUTLY LOVED IT!!! I've also crocheted many different double thick hot pads for under casserole dishes, etc. and table runners. I'd love to try my hand at clothes but always have a problem with that sort of thing except for little 5" dolls.
Thanks for all the good ideas.
From one Marci to another.
I love making pillows! Such a good way to practice a stitch -- it's like a big swatch that you get to put to good use.
Tell me some of your issues with making garments--maybe we can get you closer to making them!