Nerd Clothes

In yesterday’s blog I mentioned watching all the nerdy t-shirts walk by.  I’m a nerd, I love being a nerd, and I’d love to show off said nerdiness.  I love t-shirts with funky images and slogans on.  However, I am also a fat nerd, and that makes it quite difficult to buy tops.  So I’ve been thinking about making my own.

With my increasing sewing skills I could probably make t-shirts.  I haven’t tried yet, but I will.  Also, Evans (the fat lady clothes shop in the UK) is currently doing a nice range of simple plain t-shirts and vests in nice colours for only £6 each.  So I could get some of them and decorate them at will.

Which means research!  Which t-shirts shall I make?  How shall I make them?  I’ve done a big bunch of research about that today.  Found various methods that I’m going to try, and about four million shirts I’d like to make.

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But I have a wonderful habit of messing things up, so I need to take it slowly and experiment.  The experiment started today.  I’ve bought two vest tops from Evans that should arrive sometime this week:


And a bleach pen from eBay that could arrive any time in the next month or so.  I’ve chosen what I’m starting with, and I’ve made a template.  It should be fairly simple.

– Print template

– Cut out template

– Wash and dry shirt

– Stick template to shirt

– Put protection inside shirt

– Use bleach pen to fill in words

– Remove templates

– Wash and dry

Fairly simple.  Apart from my wonderful ability to screw up very simple things.  But we’ll see.  I’ll let you know how they turn out 🙂



About Colette Horsburgh

A 30-something creator/baker/writer/doodler/crafter living with several (but not enough) scatty animals.
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