Friday, April 20, 2018

32 headcoverings


15 head scarves and 17 hats went to Wilmot cancer center in the beginning of April.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Substitute patterns for pre tied headscarf

I have been dealing with my mother in laws cancer treatment since septebmer last fall. I will not respond to any comments on this blog (they are ending up in my spam folder for some reason).

But here are some alternatives for the pre tied headscarf sewing pattern.

This one is free, they use quilting cotton. I would not use the padding, I think it would make the scarf super hot and sweaty. http://carolkimball.net/womens-chemo-scarf/

http://www.holyclock.com/closed?data=7bd7c925bb3676f832bb85dbfbb395c83+0+5a88be6e++http%3A%2F%2Fkosherpatterns.com%2Fproduct-category%2Fhair-coverings%23
This is a pages with Jewish modest head coverings sewing patterns that will also work for chemo patients. They follow Shabbat and are closed on weekends and Jewish holidays.

Here is an alternative way to make any triangle scarf into a pretied with the help of a simple buckle.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Substitute patterns

Commercial patterns you can use in place of my pattern Voque V9235 view B.




If you shorten this pattern and add lining it should work too. They urge you to make a hat for donating if you use their pattern. I can't post a picture of the hat since they don't allow it.

This appears to be a 6 part crown, a little more sewing but you get a better fitting hat. Beginner sewing pattern. https://www.anniescatalog.com/detail.html?prod_id=96693&cat_id=1471



For girls pattern You could use McCall's M7012


And just add a headband and flower.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Twist headband

Cut a strip 40 1/2 by 5 inches, making sure it stretches lenghtwise. Sew the short ends right sides together to get a loop. Finish the edges with a rolled hem on serger or leave unfinished (knits do not ravel much).


Fold into a figure 8.


Fold the part that is under over the other.


Straighten out and bring loops together.







Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Testing unlined caps and sheer headbands

For summer I made some unlined hats from soft rayon. They are heading out to be tested by one of my Etsy customers. After I figure out any issues with them I will try to make more.

I also got some sheer knit for headbands and flowers. Very happy with how vibrant the sheer headbands look. I put the flowers on pinbacks which gives many more possibilities to mix and match hats, headbands and flowers. 1 hat with 3 headbands/flowers gives 7 different ways to wear.













Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Heading for my yearly checkup

Today is my check up with the oncologist. I am taking with me 16 headcoverings for the infusion room at RGH. I am always grateful that I am able to do this. It's because of them that my whole chemo headcovering crating got started. On my first chemo day I was able to pick out a hat made by a volounteer, it touched my heart deeply. And once I recovered from treatments I  wanted to pay it forward. To this date I have been able to donate more than 376 headcoverings.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Plagiarism

Update 1/7/2018 All the comments from the end of september have gone into the spam folder. So I apologize for not responding to comments. 

It's taking too much time to send each person a pattern through the mail. So I will no longer respond to pattern requests.

I am working on tutorial on how to make your own scarf pattern.

I am also working on digitizing and copyrighting my patterns. However it is taking time and money so I can't promise when that will be all done. But at some point the patterns will be available to purchase again. I have also made some new improvements and upgrades to the patterns.

pla·gia·rism
ˈplājəˌrizəm/
noun
  1. the practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own.
    synonyms:copying, infringement of copyright, piracytheft, stealing;
    informalcribbing
    "accusations of plagiarism"

My son is still taught in school that plagiarism is not nice or acceptable behavior.

What is your opinion? Let me know in the comments.

Have we really come this far that plagiarism is now called creativity???
Is plagiarism now an acceptable behavior?
Are "work at home moms" somehow immune to plagiarism and in their case is it called creativity?
Is plagiarism called "creativity" when someone is trying to feed their family?
Is it OK to plagiarize another work at home mom?
Is it acceptable to profit from plagiarism?
Do you support "work at home moms" who plagiarize?
Is it called slander and bullying if someone calls someone out on plagiarism?
Is it OK to plagiarize something if you paid for the item?