Saturday, July 16

My Mana Today

I wanted to do a simple t-shirt surgery tutorial but bring something other than adding lace and giving it a more fitted bodice.  So I sat and thought about what color my mana was today..  blue, the droplet symbol for an island.  How could I interpret that into various elements of the modification?  Splish..



You will need:
A t-shirt
A shape
Paper
Scissors
Straight pins or fabric chalk
Piece of cardboard

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Draw and cut out your shape.

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Cut your shape out of the neckline lengthwise.

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Cut shape out of the sleeves.

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Fold edges inside about half an inch and pin down to keep from rolling.

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Sew neckline.

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I love the unofficial heart monitor stitch.

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When approaching corners, fold over the fabric to come into a right angle.  While sewing slowly, stop in the crook of your corner with the needle down inside the fabric.  Lift the foot, turn the piece, lower the foot and continue.

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Mine was kinda sloppy, but you see it still works.

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I keep seeing all these stringy spaghetti shred shirts everywhere.  Here's how I made it happen in the shape.  Laid it down and pinned a general outline.  Here's where you could always use the chalk instead of pins.

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Put a piece of cardboard underneath, inside shirt.  Open scissors and scrape holes all along one edge for a point of entry.

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Remove cardboard and using holes to start, cut across.  Done.  Shirts sold at Penny Arcade.

4 comments:

  1. Gurl, your hair is flawless in that pic! And those shades? To die for!!! I love your idea of doing the slashes in the back in a shape! Too cute! Giving me all kinds of ideas. Thank you & Love ya!

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  2. I love it! One day I shall learn to sew. Also love the curls -- as Stacy (London) would say, "totes adorbs".

    I know I'll look stupid for this, but WTF does the text on the shirt mean?

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  3. Thanks Sarah <3 I got those sunglasses at the 99 cents store.. I've had really good luck there lately. You're welcome and love you too <3 Shred somethin'..

    In the game Magic the Gathering when you take a card that's laid down on the table vertical and turn it 90 degrees to the right it's called "tapping" or "tapped" or "tap" :p So it's saying I'd tap that.

    http://mtg.wikia.com/wiki/Tapping

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