8 April 2009

Finished!

This is what I'm doing at the moment.

Customizing (I love the word 'pimping' but it has other connotations which may upset some people) my t shirts!!


I'm a boring sort of person in that I like plain clothes .....


Thread I've used? Hmmm number 80 or thereabouts (one orange/yellow, and the other green/green) both variegated and both run alongside a plain orange and green machine quilting thread. I love the effects you get from these combos.


The colours change so subtly which is something I'm not - subtle!!!!

13 comments:

  1. That's something I should try... I wear t-shirts all the time, and tatting would dress them up so much! I love the colors!

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  2. It looks lovely - great colour choice I was trying to see whether you had sewn down the bottom picots?
    "Made in Guatemala" - that is interesting too, because alomst every single item of clothing I buy has a "Made in China" label on it - even the upmarket expensive brands!

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  3. Your shirt looks fantastic!! I love the color combination you used. I have a few shirts that would look really nice with tatting on them. I would love making the tatting for them, but when it comes to sewing it down to the shirt, that's where I procrastinate. I don't like the sewing down part. :( Thanks for showing us your pimped up shirt. Have a great day!

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  4. wow...that looks pretty

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  5. That's so cool! love the colors!

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  6. Great job, Jane! The threads go with the color of the shirt perfectly. I can't even see the stitching where it joins to the t-shirt.

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  7. That is ever so pretty! I too prefer the plain jersey knit top and like to dress it up with a tatted edging, but must confess that the edging often lives in a drawer for some time before I get around to stitching it on. Translation: until I need the shuttle that is hanging off one end!

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  8. Now that is a nice way to "PIMP" your shirt!!! Nice job :)

    XOXO SOJ

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  9. Thanks folks.
    Suzanne & Maureen - I use an invisible thread to sew these edgings on. Nightmare to use but the results are good!!!

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  10. So, Jane, if I sent you the tatting, the shirt & the postage, would you sew mine on? *blinks big puppy eyes*

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  11. The edging gives this plain t-shirt a unique character... a bit like the ethnic costume feel. cool!

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  12. What a nice bright tatted edging for that yellow shirt. It looks very cheery! :)

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  13. I only just noticed that the sales tag is still on the shirt. Does this mean that you preshrink neither the shirt, nor the edging, before sewing it on? Yes, I know about and use invisible thread. It is the needle I seem to have trouble with - always poke more holes in myself than in the garment :)

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