We weren't planning to dress up for the Harry Potter Book Release. But...
Right around 1pm, I was leaving a Dr's appointment and noticed the Salvation Army across the street.
Doesn't hurt to take a peek right? And everything was half off today... heh heh heh
15 min and $7 lighter I find myself heading to Michaels. I grabbed a few iron-on letters and numbers and off I went.
I got these two jerseys done in about 2 hours.
This is my first sewing project using my new Hello Kitty machine and the last time I used a sewing machine was 1983 in 7th grade Home Ec class...
I wasn't expecting it to turn out well at all. Comments appreciatedJuly 24 added more photos and instructionshttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v91/jigglypuff-esq/DSC00299.jpg
My hubby doing his Malfoy scowl.
Started with this reversible Green and White basketball jerseyhttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v91/jigglypuff-esq/DSC00288.jpg
and this black and grey windbreaker hoodie:http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v91/jigglypuff-esq/DSC00289.jpg
I used my seam ripper and removed the white jersey, then layered over the black windbreaker hoodie to look like this:http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v91/jigglypuff-esq/DSC00290.jpg
Cut out the snaps at the neckline, cut out windbreaker front pockets (to reduce bulkiness under jersey), yanked out hoodie drawstring and waistband drawstring and used for lacing the holes where snaps had been.
Iron on - Malfoy on back, Seeker and a large S on front.
I also bought oversize numbers that would NOT adhere to the jersey material no matter what I did. I was about to give up but then I ironed them onto white felt, cut them out and tried to sew them into place. The jersey fabric kept catching/snagging on my machine's metal plate and the rubbery numbers kept getting stuck on my sewing foot, so I covered both sides with tissue paper to get them to slide under the sewing foot. Then just ripped tissue paper off when I was done. (I picked up that tip here on Craftster - I would not have known what to do otherwise except hand sew... so YAY Craftster!) http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v91/jigglypuff-esq/DSC00291.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v91/jigglypuff-esq/DSC00292.jpg
Finally I trimmed down the neckline of the jersey and sewed it down right onto the windbreaker. I left the armholes and body free for ease of movement and it worked out best that way.
I also got a green and black American Eagle rugby jersey for $1.25
Back - just iron on lettershttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v91/jigglypuff-esq/rugbyback.jpg
Front - just cut a slit, added lacinghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v91/jigglypuff-esq/rugby.jpg
We had a nice time at the book release and I spent close to the entire weekend reading the book. Unfortunately I got word yesterday that my husband will have to go to Iraq in two weeks time for over 7 months, and he isn't getting any days off before he goes.
After he broke the bad news and told me he will miss our son's birthday, our daughter's birthday, his birthday, my birthday, Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day, AND Christmas - he said - oh and I won't get a chance to read HP7 before I go either.
I squirted him with a nearby watergun in lieu of throwing the 759 page hardback at his head.