I super duper love the Generation T book, ever since I read it I've been cleaning out Goodwill nearly every week and been slashing up shirts like mad (check out my Monkey Love quilt made from sleeves on the Sublime Stitching board)!
But, there's a problem - in Michigan it's too darn cold to wear t-shirts most of the year, I need something with sleeves. So, this was my first attempt. For some reason I thought the back of another shirt would provide enough material for both sleeves, but I was mistaken, so it wound up with some stretchy flowered polyester I had lying around the sewing room.
In case you were wondering, the design on the front is a giant pencil pouring a watering can onto the heads of two children in a cloud. That was from an actual shirt I got at Goodwill for the Lapeer County Writing Festival! Surreal! I stitched it onto a regular Old Navy shirt and added these funky sleeves. In the photos I was dancing "Oh Yeah" by Yello, I couldn't help myself.
Any tips or thoughts for next time?? From you more experienced types? Please?? Attaching the sleeves was a bit of a battle!