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1  1 Tee + 1 Tee = 1 Striped Tee in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by NoPopNoStyle on: March 26, 2005 02:41:18 PM
What do you do when you have one shirt in a great color, but with a stupid design on the front, and another shirt that's just like 4 shirts you already own?  You make one shirt that's a great color and not like anything you own, that's what!

It's taken two months, what with finishing school, finding a job, and then moving, but I've finally just put on an Adam Ant box set and blasted through the rest of this shirt today.

Here's what the two shirts looked like before I got to them:

(well...shortly after I got to them, actually... I've already started removing the sleeves from the orange one here)

And here's what they look like now:

Stay tuned to see what I do with the orange raglan's sleeves. Wink
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2  Re: weed whacker stencil? in Stenciling: Discussion and Questions by NoPopNoStyle on: March 08, 2005 04:05:20 PM
The best I could do in 15 minutes. It's not perfect (there are some white islands), but you should be able to manage it from here.

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3  2 Jordies, an A-line skirt, and an obscure stencil (Christmas for my family) in Completed Projects by NoPopNoStyle on: December 25, 2004 03:28:19 PM
I crafted gifts for my family this year.  I made a jordy for each of my two youngest sisters (17), a skirt for my other sister (20), and a stenciled polo shirt for my dad.

The first jordy: suiting (heavily interfaced) for the outside, a cute kitten fabric for the lining, adjustable strap (d-rings) and small flap closure both using the same fabric (suiting on one side, kittens on the other), velcro closure, an inner welt pocket, and embellished with some cute kitten buttons about 12"x12"

The second jordy: same suiting for the outside, green turtle-shell patterened lining, flap with velcro closure, non-adjustable strap made from a velvet cord trim, inner welt pocket. About 5"x10"

The skirt: A-line. Cherry blossom brocade pattern, bottom trim and inner waistband of the same suiting as the jordies, invisible zipper in seam. I saw the product photo for   Burda 8281 , liked the bottom band and it looked easy enough to replicate without the pattern.  I'd say I did pretty welll; it hangs nicely and very nearly fits her.

The stencil: Because my friends and family don't have enough shirts with unlabeled images of obscure celebrities they're fans of, I made my dad a polo shirt with an image of Thurman Munson, New York Yankee catcher, 1969-1979. I added the stripes on the sleeves and collar too. Acryllic with textile medium. Overhead transparency for Munson stencil 2.5"x2.5". Stripes masked with duct tape (is there anything that stuff can't do?)

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4  Work Shirt & Leopard Print Tie (Simplicity 9469) in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by NoPopNoStyle on: December 07, 2004 04:24:06 PM
... so I tried to make a work shirt using a shirt I already own as a pattern. I was close. Among a few minor problems, the shoulders weren't wide enough which caused the sleeves to flare out rather awkwardly. I think I'm going to make it a vest or something soon.

Anyway, since I couldn't figure out an easy way to widen the shoulders, I broke down and bought a pattern so I wouldn't add any more fabric to the "I'll do something with this later" pile (as opposed to the "this is nice, but I have no idea what to do with this, so I'll just keep it around" pile). I've worn it dancing a couple of times now and it's held up to the stress of that and as many washings, so I'm going to call this one a win.

Simplicity 9469 is a shirt/pants/tie pattern, and have thought it might do me good to own a second tie, since the first is a ratty old thirft store tie which is worn through in a couple places and has seams coming apart. The pattern's tie was way to wide for my tastes, so I used the thirft store tie as a guide for the measurements and drew up my own pattern on some parchment paper. I finally put to work at least a little bit of the leopard print fabric I've had lying around for about 5 years now. (I bought a few yards of it on sale thinking it would make an awesome shirt or pants or something only to soon realize that it would make an absolutely ridiculous shirt or pants or just about anything.)

I'm going to take the tie apart soon and remove the interfacing from the skinny end. It's waaaaay too stiff. It ends up causing the entire front part of the tie to lift straight off my chest sometimes.

So, how about some pictures?

As an indication of my absolutely horrendous buttonholing, this is the best buttonhole (of 5) on the shirt (note to self: make button holes bigger next time):

The shrit takes a quick nap on the bed (ignore my pajamas):

... and the requisite mirror in the bathroom shots ...

Please excuse the wrinkles, it's just been washed. Now that I know I'm capable of following directions and making something wearable, I'm pretty excited about making more shirts. Just have to get these Christmas projects finished and finish my thesis and find a job and then.... oh... then it's shirt-making-madness!

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5  Stencilled Tee Swap GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by NoPopNoStyle on: November 09, 2004 04:26:52 PM
Here is the place to post photos of the Tee Shirts you've received in Ysolda's Stencilled Tee Shirt Swap. Yes, I realize that many of you probably have had your tee shirts for a month now, but darn it, I just got mine and I'm excited about it.  Besides, I want to see what everybody came up with to send to each other.

To start things off, here's the tee I got from Klinga. She got the idea from this thread.

Now, your turn!
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6  Re: Punch the blues in the neck Mix CD swap GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by NoPopNoStyle on: November 05, 2004 03:32:22 PM
Woo! Got my CDs (2 also!) from candysniper today.

Front                               Back


Track Listing

Disc 1:
Free Diving - Nigo
Chick Habit - April March
Black Cat - Starlight Mints
Drag Queen- Spouse
Combat Baby - Metric
Dust - The Faint With Bright Eyes
Mental - Eels
Alientation's For The Rich - They Might Be Giants
Rinky Dinky - Starlight Mints
Stickshifts and Saftey Belts - Cake
I Swear It  (I Can Change) - Violent Femmes
Rock 'n' Roll Lifestyle - Cake
Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth - The Dandy Warhols
IOU - Metric
Holland, 1945 - Neurtal Milk Hotel
January Friend - Goo Goo Dolls
Barrier Reef - Old 97's
Antique High Heel Red Doll Shoes - Rasputina
Hardcore! - See Colin Slash
Adventures in Failure - MC 900 Foot Jesus
She Don't Use Jelly - The Flaming Lips

Disc 2:
Hugh - Otto's Daughter
Dragula - Rob Zombie
Butyric Acid - Consolidated
(s)Aint - Marilyn Manson
Bring Out Your Dead - Strung Out
Somnombulance - Strung Out
Automatic Schmuck - The Hives
Wait & See - Stiff Little Fingers
Steal Your Beer - Sloppy Seconds
Wasted - Black Flag
Trevor Trailer Trash - Crop Duster
Flashback - Ministry
Evil Speaks - Leaether Strip
Halo Flaming Lead - Foetus
Starfuckers, inc. - Nine Inch Nails
Smile - Idiot Stare
Carbon Copy - Sister Machine Gun
The One - Foo Fighters
Liberation Frequency - Refused

Totally Awesome! There's a lot of bands I hadn't heard between the two discs, and I like a whole lot of them.  And it came with a cool spider sticker to hold the envelope closed.  Thanks!

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7  Re: Punch the blues in the neck Mix CD swap GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by NoPopNoStyle on: November 04, 2004 06:39:42 AM
I got my TWO(!) CDs from Dixie_Terror yesterday.

Track Listing for "Punch the blues in the neck" (brown)
1. Ends of the Earth - T Bucket Tenors
2. Have Mercy on Me - Loretta Lynn
3. Do the Devil - Amazing Roayl Crowns
4. Plum Stuck - T Bucket Tenors
5. You Ruined Everything - $2 Pistols
6. Bettie Plug - BR5-49
7. Bettie Bettie - BR5-49
8. Sick Boys - Social Distortion
9. Pawn Shop Wedding Rings - Derailers
10. American Nightmare - Amazing Royal Crowns
11. Sweet Tooth for Sin - T Bucket Tenors
12. High School Hellcats - Crybaby Soundtrack
13. Rhythm & Booze - Buck Owens
14.  If He Can't - Amazing Royal Crowns
15. Women's Prison - Loretta Lynn
16. Me'n'Opie - BR4-59
17. Right After The Dance - Buck Owens
18. Lovers Lie - Derailers
19. Baby's Out on Bail - Amazing Royal Crowns

Track Listing for "Feelin' 2 Sleazy" (Green)
1. I Hope I Don't Fall in Love with You - Tom Waits
2. Rumble in Brighton - Stray Cats
3. Honkiest Tonkiest Beer Joint - Dale Watson
4. Georgia in a Jug - Blake Shelton
5. I Wish I Was in New Orelans - Tom Waits
6. 18 Miles from Memphis - Stray Cats
7. Hair of the Dog - ???? (no name!)
8. Baddest of the Bad - Rev. Horton Heat
9. The Piano has been Drinking - Tom Waits
10. The One That Got Away - Tom Waits
11. Bring the Noise - Unholy Trio
12. Sexy & 17 - Stray Cats
13. Cheating Heart Attack - Dale Watson
14. Tequilla Calling - Big Sandy
15. Playboys of the Southwestern World - Blake Shelton
16. Baby I'm Drunk - Rev. Horton Heat
17. Lookin' Better Every Beer - Stray Cats

I've only had a chance to skip through and listen to a track or two by each of the bands I didn't know...but so far I like what I hear! Thanks Dixie!

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8  Re: stencil help! in Stenciling: Discussion and Questions by NoPopNoStyle on: November 03, 2004 04:20:23 PM
Here's what I was able to get done. Removing islands is left as an exercise for the reader.
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9  Alf Stenciled Tee in Stenciling: Completed Projects by NoPopNoStyle on: November 01, 2004 02:33:54 PM
Some people say that Alf hasn't aged well. I couldn't disagree more wholeheartedly. Though it definately jumped the shark around the time Eric was born (end of 3rd season), a lot of the later episodes are entertaining, and many of its earlier episodes are the funniest things to have ever been on TV (if you don't believe me, watch e1x03 - Looking for Lucky or e1x19 Wild Thing).

Doesn't everybody need an Alf shirt? I know I do!

and a close up suitable for making a stencil for your own ALF shirts:

X-acto cutout of an overhead transparency, spray adhesive & foam brush, acryllic w/ textile medium.

There are a couple of islands (eyes and ear) which I filled in by hand later.

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10  Typography Nerds? in Stenciling: Completed Projects by NoPopNoStyle on: September 20, 2004 04:36:10 PM
Since I'd never done a stenciled tshirt before, I thought I'd warm up for the Stenciled TShirt Swap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=12413.0)  by creating a Tshirt for a friend of mine, who is a graphic designer and a huge nerd about it (like me).

This is one of Jan Tschichold. His favorite typographer.
The shirt is a little more yellow than it appears in these photos.

And here's a detail of the stencil:

The image is acryllic paint with fabric medium, and the stencil itself was an overhead projector transparency sheet (easy to cut, and reusable!). The paint got into all the nooks and crannies of the stencil well, though a lot of the smaller areas bled together more than I was expecting.  It must still look like him though, my friend recognized him immediately.

I'm just sad I couldn't cut out the lettering accurately enough at that small size to write something on it. I wanted to put repeating rows of "form follows function" behind the portrait, but alas, 'twas not meant to be. We also discussed the added impact of writing the word "typographer" just below the portrait...*sigh*..

I'm happy with it, and the lessons learned will definately make Ysolda a happy camper after however long it takes to mail a tshirt across the Atlantic.

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