26 April 2014

Green t-shirt



What I didn't tell you was that when I bought the yellow t-shirt for the eye, heart, T, A, T, I also bought two more as they were such lovely fabric AND cheap. You've got to realise this about this OG - I'm as 'cheap as chips' as the saying goes!!!!  Let me point out - that's English chips and NOT American ones!!!  There's a vast difference between the two!!!

If you look at the top picture you'll see that the garment has a sweet sort of edging already so I didn't want to cover that.  The first 'row' is simple split rings joined on one side (the variegated side) with a vsp.  I then went back along one side with a lock chain which lock joined into the vsp's.  Simple to make.

For the plain thread I used a 'somewhere around 50' cotton thread that I have in my stash. For the other thread I used a Perfect Quilter doubled.

IF I remember I'll show you the completed t-shirt which will hopefully have the same trim at the bottom of the sleeves too.



13 comments:

  1. Oh, that's sweet. I like the addition of the lock chain. I often make split ring braids ( they're my handbag tatting) but perhaps I should augment them.

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  2. That looks lovely! I have a couple of plain pink Tshirts for my girls. Must tat some edgings for them :).

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  3. You added the right touch to it! I guess the 2 colours split rings are your signature.

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  4. I like the lock chain too - that's so pretty and very effective.

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  5. That really looks very pretty and dressy too. you choose the right edging and colors

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  6. Perfect treatment! Great colours too

    Also, I love the mystery piece on the previous post. Looks so much fun to tat.

    The thread in it looks to be tatted with threads twisted together?

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    1. Yes, Fox, HWT - hand wound threads! Not twisted but just wound carefully onto the shuttle!!

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  7. That is a great t-shirt edging; simple, but still interesting.

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  8. Thatcher is a lovely t- shirt and à very clever tatted design!


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  9. Lovely, lovely, lovely!

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