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« on: March 16, 2008 05:17:18 PM »

Alright, I honestly don't know where to put this sucker, so correct me if I'm wrong. I discovered the wicked cool site of Natalie Alabama Chanin (former of Project Alabama) earlier this year, and was totally excited to see INSTRUCTIONS for the incredible reverse-applique-tees they do.

I had a friend with a birthday coming up, and I like to make her original and interesting things whenever I can, so I decided to try this out. I chose Tallulah (who made "DAH-ling!" famous back in the day. Google her, she's a crazy big diva, very fun, very nuts) because this friend did a presentation on Tallulah in a seminar we had together, and it was a lot of fun - to give and to hear/see. I also looked up Tallulah's autograph and kind of morphed it onto a curve and added it to my shirt. I used corally-pink thread for the reverse applique, but added some other stitching in plum to do fine details that the reverse applique isn't well-suited to. I didn't paint on my design, so I am going to fray-check all these edges before I give it to her.

What do you think? I'd love to hear! =)

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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2008 05:23:13 PM »

damn that's awesome! i love the signature detail, so creative!
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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2008 05:24:52 PM »

wow! that looks like it took a lot of creative energy!! good job!
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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2008 05:26:30 PM »

wow! what a great idea! i love it.
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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2008 05:29:58 PM »

My goodness, that's gorgeous!
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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2008 05:31:17 PM »

Very cool!  I love how well the signature fits in -- I didn't notice it right away, not until I read your post more fully.  Very well done!
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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2008 05:33:01 PM »

That rocks!  Very nicely executed!  It's so weird...my mom just sent me the link to Chanin's site 3 days ago....maybe I need to try this out.
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« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2008 06:02:01 PM »

it has gotta be one of the coollest things i have seen over here lately!
love it!
it ROOOOOOOOCKS!!!
but i do feel sorta stupid...  i cant find the autograph.
and please, WHERE did you find this tute???
once again, awesome!  your friend is gonna love it
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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2008 07:03:13 PM »

amazing, she'll love it!
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« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2008 07:13:33 PM »

I, for one, LOVE it!!! Great job with incorporating the signature into the 'drawing'!
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