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« on: September 12, 2006 03:24:37 PM »

I super duper love the Generation T book, ever since I read it I've been cleaning out Goodwill nearly every week and been slashing up shirts like mad (check out my Monkey Love quilt made from sleeves on the Sublime Stitching board)!

But, there's a problem - in Michigan it's too darn cold to wear t-shirts most of the year, I need something with sleeves.  So, this was my first attempt.  For some reason I thought the back of another shirt would provide enough material for both sleeves, but I was mistaken, so it wound up with some stretchy flowered polyester I had lying around the sewing room. 

In case you were wondering, the design on the front is a giant pencil pouring a watering can onto the heads of two children in a cloud.  That was from an actual shirt I got at Goodwill for the Lapeer County Writing Festival!  Surreal!  I stitched it onto a regular Old Navy shirt and added these funky sleeves.  In the photos I was dancing "Oh Yeah" by Yello, I couldn't help myself.

Any tips or thoughts for next time??  From you more experienced types?  Please??  Attaching the sleeves was a bit of a battle!
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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2006 03:33:37 PM »

it looks great! i like the fabric of the sleeves, its fun, and it's nice that its a different fabric from the rest of the tee. and i love the graphic.. very ...strange

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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2006 09:56:52 PM »

Whoa...in the second one, you totally look like Nicloe Kidman in Bewitched.

Anywho, love the sleeves!!! but wouldn't it just be easier to wear a sweater?? I'd probably have to do both...I get cold way too easy.

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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2006 06:03:06 AM »

LOL, thanks!  Somewhere Nicole Kidman just went on a diet after reading that!

Yes, a sweater would totally be easier!  I'm actually looking at attaching sweater sleeves to another shirt, in my mind it's fabulous but that's rarely the result in actuality so I'm proceeding with caution. 

Last March I moved out to the country, and I don't have a job, so it's a real battle to avoid wearing nothing but sweatshirts and pajama bottoms all the time.  Hardly anybody ever sees me!  Couple that with the fact that my mom just LOVES to buy me sweaters at Walmart, and I've got a major What Not To Wear situation developing over here!
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2006 08:50:51 AM »

OMG, I seen your pic and thought Nicole Kidman!  Then I read the other post lol......too funny, you really do look like her in that 2nd pic.....a LOT........anyway, i think your sleeves look great!

good job!
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