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  • StevenJ64 commented on jessemckee's instructable The Homemade Tilt-Shift Lens5 months ago
    The Homemade Tilt-Shift Lens

    How different is this, and how is it different from using an extension tube with whatever lens you would normally shoot with?

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  • StevenJ64 made the instructable Ultimate Convertible Dress1 year ago
    Ultimate Convertible Dress

    Well, “I made it!” Super glad that Fox posted this write up!! Pretty psyched about the dress. This was my first time making a garment from scratch. I’ve repaired a lot of jeans, and backpacks, and probably made at least a 1,000 backpacks. So this wasn’t my first time sewing, but it was my first time making a dress, and using a 4-way stretch. I made a quartercircle skirt because I was a little confused about how the circle skirt calculator was used and it was apparently easier to fit the skirt pattern on the fabric I had. The second one I make will definitely be a half circle so I can get a little of that flowyness. So other than that, the only thing I really did differently is the order of a couple steps. I could not figure out how to get the dress to come out right if I put the waist...

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    Well, “I made it!” Super glad that Fox posted this write up!! Pretty psyched about the dress. This was my first time making a garment from scratch. I’ve repaired a lot of jeans, and backpacks, and probably made at least a 1,000 backpacks. So this wasn’t my first time sewing, but it was my first time making a dress, and using a 4-way stretch. I made a quartercircle skirt because I was a little confused about how the circle skirt calculator was used and it was apparently easier to fit the skirt pattern on the fabric I had. The second one I make will definitely be a half circle so I can get a little of that flowyness. So other than that, the only thing I really did differently is the order of a couple steps. I could not figure out how to get the dress to come out right if I put the waistband on first. So I hemmed the straps first, and then sewed them to the skirt. Then I added the waistband last. Is either way right or wrong?! I really don’t know! But check out the finished product in the photos!!I did also include a picture of the rear seam of the skirt. It got a little bunchy where I accidentally pulled on the top fabric too much. I pulled the stitches out and resewed it so it’s smooth now. But I wanted to include the error of my ways so you know you can make a full recovery!! I would like to add my wife loves it. She “ordered” (asked for) “like four more.” Thanks again Fox!

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  • StevenJ64 commented on Fox Loves Crow's instructable Ultimate Convertible Dress1 year ago
    Ultimate Convertible Dress

    Is the waistband on the outside of the fabric or on the inside? It doesn’t align with most of my sewing knowledge to have it on the outside, and I can’t see it in the photos... but in the picture it looks like it’s on the outside? Also, it says, “fold in half and press” do I fold it the long way? I’m thinking maybe the elastic in the waistband shouldn’t be placed on center... and then the “fold in half and press” direction makes more sense.

    I found a different write-up online saying that with the calculator, the quarter circle skirt ends up being one panel. So I am making a quarter circle because that’s what I picked due to ease of layout on my fabric. But I believe other than having one seam, it should be basically the same! Now that I’m getting a feel for how the whole thing gets cut and goes together, I’ll have to make another one that is actually the “half circle” with some wider fabric.I like to take my time learning and understanding each piece of a process. :)

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  • StevenJ64 commented on Fox Loves Crow's instructable Ultimate Convertible Dress1 year ago
    Ultimate Convertible Dress

    Actually trying to get this going now and I’m having a hard time figuring out the layout... in the picture on step 2, “cut the pieces” where the skirt panel pattern is laying on the fabric, is the pattern paper folded in half? Also, I’m pretty sure the answer is yes, but is the fabric folded in half too?

    Really trying to figure out the calculator... I’m not sure if I should select “quarter” or “half” circle on the Calculator. I know it says “half circle” in the write up but I guess I’m confused because there are two seams? It seems like, if I select a “half circle” on the calculator and put in the measurements it says (pretty much no matter what) I need a 60” wide panel. But if I select “quarter” on the calculator it seems to fit.

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