I made two LED t-shirts, one for me and one for Trevor. Both LEDs are made out of pieces of T-shirt from other projects.
The black shirt was an XXL organic cotton shirt, now modified to be a S organic cotton shirt. On the close-up of the LED on the black shirt: note the negative side has a bigger inside piece than the positive side. The white shirt was a free Yoplait shirt, so I put the LED exactly over the logo to hide it.
Pattern Patch 2
This was another Threadless shirt which was no longer so beautiful. I saved the pattern by sewing it into the green shirt: I cut a hole in the green shirt and sewed the picture inside of it. I added a strip around the bottom, again, to make it a unified whole. Note that I accidentally sewed the picture in while the shirt was inside out, leading to an inside-out type result. The seams of the bright green shirt show, but I suppose it is ok. Read: "I meant to do it."
Pattern Patch 3
Another modified Threadless shirt was the "We're Toast" shirt I bought many years ago. This is the tag, sewn on the back of an old brown Gap shirt.
This is a shirt with patches which I embroidered with the sewing machine. These were doodles in fabric markers sewn over in similar colors of thread -- I really like how they came out! I sewed them on an old, plain white gap shirt.
I cut up two green shirts to make this green striped tube-top dress. Pretty exciting stuff, especially since spring is coming to California!
Rectangular Paneled Shirt
This shirt was created from an XL white t-shirt and a panel of jersey print. The body is 2 large rectangles, and the sleeves are made from the sleeves of the XL shirt. I used the hem of the white T-shirt to give a neckline to the jersey.
A very simple design, sewn together using the serger, produced this funky shirt. 6/9/13
I made this shirt from some scrap fabric from the Scrap Exchange
and a shirt I hadn't worn much because it was very thin. These fabrics combined to make this non-see through butterfly patch thing shirt. Above is the butterfly I used as the pattern. It was made by local artist Clyde Jones
, who makes animals (some 2D, mostly 3D) out of old logs and fake flowers, the main tools being a chain saw and nails.
Pattern Patch 1
I own quite a few Threadless
shirts -- shirts with simple, artistic designs made by real people. This one was called "Best Friends Forever", and depicts a Catholic priest, Hasidic Jew, Buddhist Monk, and another religious fellow, holding hands and skipping. The shirt eventually got pretty nasty from wear, so I didn't want to wear it but I wanted to save the pattern. Solution: sew the best friends to a five dollar blue t-shirt. I added sleeves and a blue strip around the bottom to unify the shirt a bit, and also sewed the Threadless "tag" thing to the back of the shirt.
This pillow was made at Stanford (and stuffed at home) out of the two Threadless shirts from which I made the two above shirts. The back is a blank piece from a t-shirt someone across the hall didn't want any more. I didn't do any measuring on the squares, so it has a nice non-perfect appearance, but is still quite soft and nice.
I bought a large T-shirt at the Stanford Store and made it into this Stanford skirt. The blue tie is from my friend's blue shirt, and she used a bit of my orange as the tie for her skirt. It's pretty cute! I got the idea for the skirt from a book
my boyfriend got me for the holidays.