Sink me, The man’s lost his senses! Bare legs.
K, the other day, I found a package of t-shirts I’d got for Christmas to make my husband this shirt. There were still 2 in the package,you know the kind…Plain, white, t-shirt, in a package. Hanes-like, if you will. So I decided to do an experiment with it. I began by drawing lines down the middle, and doing a little math to figure out the size I wanted the stripes to be. They ended up being rows and columns about 3 1/8” apart. I drew them all on the shirt, front and back, and drawing lines from the corners to make a chevron style.
Note: I did all this while watching this version of Jane Eyre. Good times. Oh, I left about 3” open at the bottom with no lines on it. Then, I grabbed this roll of sequins that I had way back for my wedding…I made my own veil. So I thought the white on white would be mild, but fun, and I can gradually burst into the sequin/sparkly shirt idea. I sewed them all on to the lines I drew, carefully turning at the corners, and trying my hardest to keep straight lines.
Here’s all the sequins sewn on:
Wanna know a secret? I ran out of sequins on the back, for the last zag. Don’t tell anyone!!
Then, on the bottom, I unpicked the bottom hem, and sewed 6-7 rows of elastic on to shir it.
I sewed some elastic onto the sleeves to gather them up pretty.
I actually ended up sewing elastic from the sleeve hem all the way up to the collar, just because I liked the look. I also sewed it on the underarm seam to gather that up. Trying to make the shirt less manly. I could have made it into a tank top, but I wanted something I didn’t have to always layers with, if I didn’t want to.
Then, I unpicked the collar since I don’t want a man’s collar! I drew on lines to cut from another shirt that I liked the neckline off. I sewed pintucks in the back of the neckline to gather in the fabric, and elastic in the front to make it not so bunchy.
Then, I unpicked the seam covering from inside the shirt that went from one sleeve to the other. I used that as my collar. It was basically like bias tape. Pinned it on, and finished the collar.
While it was hanging on the mannequin I noticed the sequins weren’t all sitting nicely.
So I took it off and ironed them, trying to basically melt them down how I wanted. They didn’t melt, but they laid better.
Then, wash it to get all the marker and little threads off, and wear it on a date with your honey to see Avengers!
With a cardigan over top…probably my favorite look right now.
With a goofy face and no cardigan. Still not loving the collar, but I’ll mess with it later. What do you think?