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« on: April 11, 2004 04:01:41 PM »

here is my latest reconstruction. i took an old  shirt that still fit great but had a worn out graphic and revamped it with a new image and a little lace. poof! voila! fresh for spring!

sorry about the huge pic - what is it with photobucket lately??

http://img48.photobucket.com/albums/v147/secondhandsmoke/shirt_reconst.jpg
old shirt made new
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new graphic over old (notice the little bow sewn onto the image)
http://img48.photobucket.com/albums/v147/secondhandsmoke/shirt_sleeve.jpg
hem tape isn't just for pants you know!
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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2004 05:51:59 PM »

Really Cute!!!!
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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2004 07:10:45 AM »

thanks!!
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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2004 11:51:27 AM »

Love the bra patch and the bow on it! Very cute
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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2004 10:53:57 AM »

kick ass.  Did you embroider the bra?

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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2004 09:41:20 AM »

kick ass.  Did you embroider the bra?


no LOL, i wish, but my skills (and my patience) aren't quite THAT good! i prepped some fabric so it would run thru my printer by ironing it on to a piece of freezer paper, then printed from photoshop with my ink jet. then i heat set with some vinegar, fringed the edges, and attached it to the shirt. (this is the poor mans version of a gocco)
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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2004 04:26:47 PM »

cuteness!
So, you heat set the ink print w/ vineager AFTER its printed???  Doesnt it bugger up the print?Huh  I tried printing on fabric with not so good (ink ran all over when dampened) result....
I smell a need for a printable fabrice tutorial.... Smiley  
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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2004 09:51:37 AM »

welllllll... here's what i know about this process based on my experience. i think lothruin knows something about this too?? so maybe she would offer her 2 cents as well??

 the first time i did one i heat set with a damp cloth soaked in vinegar immediately after printing and yes - the edges of my print ran a bit. i guess the best way to discribe it is they bled out. fortunately for me i did that one on some cream muslin, so i was able to then dip the fabric into a batch of black cherry koolaid and tint the whole thing, which made the bleed hardly noticable at all. (note: black ink bleeds out a little pinkish purple - black cherry koolaid is a great match.) the second one i did i heat set it with the iron first to make sure it was good and dry, and then when i used the vinegar (you put it on a separate cloth which you lay on top of whatever you are setting) i made sure the cloth was thinner and just barely DAMP. in other words, just enough vinegar to set it, but not so much that it would get it wet. also, i used a dr iron. you don't want to produce a whole lot of steam with your iron as sometimes that will cause it to run as well, and finally - i've had good luck putting a piece of absorbant cloth under the image before vinegar setting. that way if there is a little to much moisture it gets soaked into the cloth quickly instead of spreading out all over your image and bleeding your ink.

hope that helps!
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« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2004 09:50:50 PM »

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hi. i was just wondering what freezer paper was and where i could get some.  Huh
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« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2004 06:10:09 AM »

freezer paper is this stuff made for wrapping food before you put it in the freezer but it's great for craft stuff too. you can get it in the grocery, usually by the foil and plastic wrap. the stuff i used is made by reynolds. it has directions for ironing it onto fabric on the box. Grin
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