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:
Straight pins or fabric chalk
Piece of cardboard
Draw and cut out your shape.
Cut your shape out of the neckline lengthwise.
Cut shape out of the sleeves.
Fold edges inside about half an inch and pin down to keep from rolling.
I love the unofficial heart monitor stitch.
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.
Mine was kinda sloppy, but you see it still works.
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.
Put a piece of cardboard underneath, inside shirt. Open scissors and scrape holes all along one edge for a point of entry.
Remove cardboard and using holes to start, cut across. Done. Shirts sold at Penny Arcade.