24 April 2014

Eye love to tat



I actually made a start on sewing the 'bits' onto the t-shirt over the weekend but also had to undo and reposition twice. The eye was originally too high up and the two too!!! Then this picture shows the two re-sewn again but this time the '2' is crooked so I've got to take it off and do it again.

I (thankfully) abandoned the idea at the last minute of using fusible web stuff to hold the pieces in place before sewing - think of the pickle I'd have got into trying to get the 'stickiness' off when I wanted to re-sew!!!!

I also did this eye a little differently - not quite the same as the pattern. This is because in the pattern I used long picots which were cut. When I sewed the eye onto the last t-shirt it looked wonderful but each lash had to be sewn down in several places. That wasn't too bad as I've got a lot of patience.  BUT after many washes the lashes looked - well, manky.  This time I didn't do long picots - just ordinary chains so the lashes are sewn on with a black thread afterwards on this t-shirt. I'm sure this will wash better and keep it's 'good looks'!!!!

11 comments:

Jenn said...

Looks great Jane :).

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

I'm so happy the eye is blue! ;-)

Looks great!

Madtatter80 said...

True words, to tell the world!

Anonymous said...

The shirt looks terrific! Long picots for the eyelashes could still work if you don't cut them, but obviously sewing them on works well, too.
StephanieW

Jane McLellan said...

Splendid!

Val said...

Definitely looks good!

Ladytats said...

that is going to look really nice.

Jane Eborall said...

I thought of that, StephanieW but was too lazy to measure each picot so that it was just the right length and tapered too!!!!

Tally Tatty said...

The eye looks good!

God's Kid said...

It looks wonderful!!! :)

Maureen said...

I had to look at the picture for a long time before it dawned on me exactly what you meant by ordinary chains and sewing on lashes- and it's a wonderful idea.Although my washing machine would still eat it up,It's shiny and new and not a patch on my old one. I'm not too worried, I know it isn't going to last anywhere near the 15 years we got out of Old Faithful.

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