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« on: May 05, 2007 09:09:26 AM »

Purple sharpie on a blue shirt!

This shirt required a lot more work than visible. It was like a 4x and i got it at a garage sale for 50 cents, and I couldn't resist. It's a really nice shirt, but it was freyed at all of the seams, collar and hems. it was really wrinkled and unpressed, and some of the buttons were missing. I took it in because I thought I could scrap it and use it for something. When I got it back, I remembered I didn't have a thing to wear to Temple that night, so I sewed up the seams, and took int the sides by cutting off a lot of fabric and sewing the seams again, replaced all the buttons with these nice round dress shirt buttons, and drew the symbol of a Chai on it, which is two hebrew letters Hey and Yud, they mean 'Life' or 'To Life' in Hebrew. I love the symbol Chai because it represents my family's connection to Judaism and G-d. My connection is a little more apparent since I'm training to be a Rabbi, but that is a story for another day...

All my stuff is handsewn as I do not have a sewing machine. It takes a while, be gentle.



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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2007 09:48:10 AM »

That looks pretty cool. Salvaging stuff is always fun. What kind of fabric is the shirt?
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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2007 12:05:43 PM »

That looks pretty cool. Salvaging stuff is always fun. What kind of fabric is the shirt?


yes it is. Polyster/cotton blend. its actually quite soft.
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