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.
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 🙂