I'm not sure where you're located (I'm in the northeastern US), but Home Depot still has the A-683 available for in-store pickup: http://www.homedepot.com/p/t/100637982?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053&N=5yc1vZbqew&R=100637982#.Uq5IFGRDu58
The Watts A-683 piece seems to be discontinued. Anyone have any idea what a good replacement piece may be??
Be sure to stop by my page and let me know how your build goes if you do. I'd love any feedback on what you like and what could be changed- already had to add an extra hose clamp to my original design after using it for a while (I updated the build page a while back to reflect the change).
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I want my hair to be the deep bright red the final result was all the time. Will it be that color?
Thank you so much for this tutorial! I really enjoyed it. I was going to dye my hair with henna powder but I wanted to get a little more information on it. I have dark brown hair already and was wondering what shade it would turn into? Would it still turn the vibrant red that you have or would it be darker?
The length of the elastic is up to you — basically, just make the final length of elastic shorter than the circumference of your sleeve so it will crunch up and give the sleeve a ruffled effect. Although I don't believe I measured it for this tutorial, my "rule of thumb" is to place the elastic around my bare arm where the finished sleeve will fall, tighten it by 0.5 inches, and then mark that tightened final length on the elastic.
If you'd like a safer approach, you can always use long basting stitches to try elastic different lengths before sealing up the sleeve in step 8.
Let me know how it goes — I'm so glad you're liking it so far! :)
How much elastic do you use? Do you measure the elastic around the arm or just thread it through and once it is all the way around cut it?
I am loving this and I hope you respond quickly because I am right in the middle of it!