Tuesday, December 20, 2011
The OOPS that happened on this vintage iron on school bus transfer T-shirt for Courtney was the color of the shirt was wrong. The best transfer is on a WHITE T-shirt. It looks more at home on a white tea towel, shirt, pillow case or table cloth.
Hand stitch a dainty in and out simple pattern with a brown or charcoal thread along the lines of the transfer. Don't do the entire outline, leave the faded look here and there as a vintage treatment. As Courtney washes the shirt, she can get out her thread and restitch areas that begin to fade too much for her taste.
OOPS....I am a terrible speller. Above is my dear Aunt Edie. She rescued me after I went through a traumatic experience in my teens. I gave a baby up for adoption. I had to drop out of high school. I moved in with her and she tutored me through all the classes I needed to graduate. It was the first time in my entire life that I loved learning. She gave me this giant dictionary. I used it so much that the cover came off. My mother took possession of it and I forgot about it until after mom's death. When I found it I began using it again. I try not to use spell check because I LOVE using this dictionary. The dictionary has not helped my spelling. Thank you for understanding (if you do).
OOPS again. Natasha ordered a pair of HOBO tights to match her daughter's. The mistakes I made, as usual, were little gifts.
Don't use sweater tights for HOBO tights. You need to use the heavy regular tights that stretch that will behave while stitching. The sweater tights caught all the dust, threads and hairballs. I kept these tights, cut the toes out (they still fit over the heels) sliced holes in them and wear them over slick tights. The large gaps look sort of cool with the slick tights showing through. I still don't like them much.
I don't sell my stuff after this experience. I love helping you learn how to make things or give things away.
Ta, xo J
Posted by J Linder at 9:47 AM