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« on: May 18, 2008 06:46:04 PM »

This is actually my husband's idea. He wants me to cut up some of his old t-shirts and use them in argyle design on either a blank t-shirt or a hoodie for him.

Since I didn't want to jump in and use his project for practice, I decided to use some fabric scraps and old tees of my own.

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This one didn't go too well. 1) When I outlined the appliques a couple of the edges got away from me. Wouldn't be terribly bad except when I put the t-shirt on, the knit stretched the fabric away from the edge at a couple of tips. Since my husband doesn't have boobs, this wouldn't be a concern for him, but regardless it's sloppy. 2) While it photographed well, the stitching is actually too light so you have to be pretty close to see what we're going for.

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This one turned out MUCH better. I played around with my sewing machine (and in the process ended up making a sampler of all the stitches it can do) and found a couple of thicker options. I also like how all the colors contrast on this one best.

Still, while I have it down in theory I still need a little more practice before I do my husband's. I'm going to see the baby of friends for the first time on Thursday, so I figure I can whip up a couple of onesies for her in this style before I go to work out the kinks even more.
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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2008 06:51:51 PM »

are you fusing the diamonds onto the t-shirt first?  cos it seems like that would make it easier.
although it would not be as soft....
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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2008 06:54:41 PM »

I am. But I'm using the lightest fusing I can find so it won't be horribly stiff. I'm also backing it with tearaway stabalizer before I sew to help keep things from getting wonky during the stitching.
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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2008 06:55:18 PM »

Those are gorgeous! I love the fabrics used for the argyle, and especially the contrast on the blue one. Great color combo. ;]
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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2008 06:57:26 PM »

oh, such a great idea!  it turned out really nice.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2008 07:02:57 PM »

totally cute!
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« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2008 07:24:34 PM »

very creative, i like it Wink
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« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2008 07:50:17 PM »

yeah i think even your practice ones are turning out really pretty.  i hope you will actually wear those.
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« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2008 07:52:02 PM »

ADORABLE! loe the color and fabric choices, good job, nice and simple
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« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2008 08:39:52 PM »

Wow. I have to say that's a very interesting idea, and I'm going to bookmark you! I'd love to see the final product, although I love both of the ones you've already completed! It would be super-cute as a onesie. I do hope you'll post pictures!
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