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July 21, 2010 / b. honey

bonus round: a soft museum guide to dirt cheap fashion

*THIS ONE’S FOR EVERYONE WHO’S ASKED ME TO RESIZE A SHIRT FOR HIM OR HER!

*THIS RECIPE FOR FASHION DOES NOT REQUIRE A SEWING MACHINE. HELL, I DON’T EVEN HAVE STRAIGHT PINS!

*THE ONLY REASON YOU COULDN’T DO IT YOURSELF WOULD BE A LACK OF A SPARE 30-45 MINUTES ♥

♥happy sewing, ya’ll. here’s something to listen to while you sew♥

INGREDIENTS:

  • ONE T-SHIRT, TOO LARGE FOR YOU
    the finest t-shirts are the ones that were free. free t-shirts are usually size XL. i mean, technically it fits almost everyone.
    but still…
  • YOUR FAVORITE FITTING T-SHIRT!
  • SCISSORS
  • A NEEDLE & THREAD
  • SOMETHING THAT WILL MARK FABRIC-
    washable ink works. sharpies work too.
  • A RULER OR STRAIGHT EDGE
  • THE WILL TO SUCCEED!

an XL shirt my kaku gave me, with the art of one of my great uncles, Doc Tate. the collar is stained too, but it's something that deserves to be worn. to the rescue, here i am!

my favorite t-shirt, purchaced at an X concert. X saves lives.

the big shirt should be turned inside out. lie it flat on the floor or table, and allign the little shirt to the larger one. the shoulders and collar should match up. smoothe 'em out.

cut the excess off the large shirt at the sleeves and at the bottom. traditional sewing says to mark where i'm gonna cut, but i'm a rebel.

see those circles i drew on large shirt? one at the end of the sleeve, one at the armpit, one in the middle of the torso, one at the bottom edge.

a clear-er view. it will come out symetrical ♥

use your trusty ruler to connect the dots. easy-peasy.

t-shirt fabric holds together well, but any way you can keep bubbles out of your fabric is ideal. even use a chip clip.

start stitchin'. don't worry about what it looks like, just stay away from making the fabric pucker by pulling too tight. stitches about a half-inch or smaller will hold strong. think about consistency and just follow your own line ♥

royal blue stitching, all done!

cut a nice distance from your hem. don't want to cut too close to precious and beautiful work!

a Doc Tate baby tee! what i've always wanted! like i said, the neck was stained, but scissors took care of that!

fantastic emotion!

works for boys too! another gift from kaku to nico. she must give the best shirts, right??

same process...

wow!

now nico can numu tekwapu all day and all night! tssatu!

contrasting thread is a gentle experience!

another rescued treasure. it's a snowman playing standup!!!

yee!
i know it’s weird to do something that a machine is more comfortable doing, but once you hand sew… your clothes are YOURS.
i was thinking about mike giant talking about the zen of drawing…
each stitch is is movement gathering the separate and creating a whole.
and dam does it look good!

see ya next time,
♥♥miwako-chan♥♥

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  1. tgo / Jul 21 2010 6:02 pm

    i needs a xhirt like this! I love it. and the models!

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