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« on: May 03, 2008 12:21:08 PM »

What happens when Frank Lloyd Wright, Generation T, and the 'Bath' part of Bed Bath & Beyond get together?

They kidnap an Adult Medium Jerzees tee in Periblue and come up with this:

Up against the original t-shirt (size reference):

Strap stitching (the whole thing is handsewn):

And of course, an action shot:

I don't know if you've seen the book, but basically this is how the body of the shirt works. In this diagram the rectangle of material has been folded in two from the left. The orange stitching starts where 1/2 my above-bust measurement ends (half because the rectangle's folded in half):

So here's the backstitch from one side:

And from the other:

Backstitch closeups:

Proof that inspiration comes from anything, anyone and anywhere! The top was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's iconic Fallingwater, the drape of a towel, and the technique used in the 'Material Girl' skirt project in Megan Nicolay's Generation T. I wore it to school and got several, um, towel-ripping innuendos from my friends. But people were very impressed, so it went well.

It took a total of $2.75 (shirt + embroidery floss) to churn out this baby. Oh, and exactly six hours, down to the minute.

Random funny story: This was my first time sewing clothing at all (other than a pair of pants in fourth grade - but I've long come to terms with the admission that my teacher did most of the work), and I didn't have all the sewing tools I needed. Needle, thread, embroidery floss, Jack the (Seam) Ripper, measuring tape... but no tailor's chalk. Not even blackboard or sidewalk chalk. So... see that purple line down the front of the shirt? Yeah... I used eyeliner. Eyeliner which I had never used, since it had been thrown at me once at a concert (I was an audience member!) and I was suspicious of its origins. Fortunately it did wash out, but I'm not trusting eyeliner as tailor's chalk again.

Thanks for trudging through all that text and imagery! A picture's worth a thousand words but I used a thousand words to balance out 10 pics anyway  Grin. Have a lovely day!
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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2008 02:19:15 PM »

you people who hand sew actual garments amaze me!! I wouldn't even hand sew like a strap or something on! Tongue

awesome job you've done! and the stitches are so even and straight!

oh..and I used sharpies before instead of chalk Roll Eyes yea..umm..I made sure it was hidden parts! Roll Eyes
crayons work too!!!

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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2008 03:54:36 PM »

I really like this! It's simple, but ... I just really liked it!


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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2008 05:50:32 PM »

Thanks alwaysinmyroom for removing that image for me  Cheesy I wasn't sure if it was OK to post, and it's better to be safe. Sorry about that.
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