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pixieled
« on: August 12, 2005 04:40:36 AM »

So, there was this men's t-shirt that hubby didn't want because the collar was too tight and the material too thick. And I didn't want because it was too tight on my chest...ahem!



After seeing the wonderful tricks on this forum the decision came that it needed a makeover. After cutting and sewing, it went into an orange tie-dye bath with wonderful results.



The shirt is too tight for me and I didn't want to add any more material this time. So it now goes to my 14 year old. I had originally planned to work some magic batik "backstreet boys" (one of her favorite bands next to Green Day) words into it and dye it in blues, but my daughter wanted tie-dyed orange and to be able to decorate it herself later using fabric markers and paint.

I don't think it's too bad. Everything came out even and now I have other ideas for new uses of old t-shirts.
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Lostlipgloss
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2005 11:41:01 AM »

Whoa, thats awesome!
I've never dyed anything before. Did you just use koolaid, or real dye?
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pixieled
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2005 12:23:15 PM »

Thank you.

I used RIT dye. The collar and thread didn't take the dye as dark. I think it gave the shirt more interest. Of course now my daughter has covered it with Backstreet Boy names using fabric markers. She likes it so much she's asked if we can do the same to other t-shirts that no one wears. Sounds like fun to me. Smiley
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Yes I would, if I only could, I surely would.


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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2005 04:23:42 PM »

Wow. I wish you could make me one. Wink Those are great! I'd love to see more. Cheesy:D
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Lostlipgloss
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2005 08:48:32 PM »

Yea! Thats rad! Make more and show.
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