Monday, December 5, 2011

T-Shirt Complete!

I'm going to make this a quick post (hopefully). Nothing really new since my last post. I did get a sale over the weekend, which is awesome, though that pretty much covers my Etsy fees for the month. Anyway, I'll get straight to the point; it's getting late, but if I don't post tonight, I may not for awhile.

As the title suggests, I finished tatting and sewing on the edging to the t-shirt for my mom. Here is the final result:

Overall, I'm pleased with the result. Although I'm not sure I am willing to do it again. The tatting was pleasant to do. The sewing, not so much. I still have to wash the shirt to test it. I'm a little nervous about it. While I'm sure it'll hold, I wanted to get photos first in case of the unthinkable. I deciphered the care tag on the shirt and while it's machine washable (inside out), it's not machine dryable. Which is probably good in regards to the invisible thread. I'll have to type up care instructions to include with it.  I really hope my mom wears it and doesn't put it away for fear of damaging it. Hopefully it survives the washing machine.

That's about it for tonight. I have a couple of flower photos I wanted to share, but they will have to wait. Which is probably for the better. Technically, one of the flowers isn't opened yet, but will be in a few days. I am currently working on a couple of crochet projects. I'm going to have to get a hold of a size P crochet hook, as the Q that I have is too big (I don't have a P hook and though a Q will work). I will share these as well. I also finished the snowflake I started before moving on to the t-shirt edging. Till next time.


  1. Beautiful! I don't think the care should be a problem as long as it's machine washable. Drip drying is no problem.

  2. I love how it came out. For my project, I just used a fabric glue since mine is only a small framed bird. Cannot show yet since the bird is part of an exchange for next year.

  3. Your mom is going to be so proud to wear your great gift!
    Fox : )

  4. It looks great, and I'm sure your Mom will love it! Fingers crossed for the washing.

  5. I have put tatting on a couple of shirts. I almost always use Lisbeth thread and glass beads (if there are any). So far(knock on wood) no problems. I am like you though, I find the sewing on to be a bit tedious. It is even harder if the shirt is very stretchy.
    Yours is beautiful. Both the tatting and the sewing look beyond compare. I know she will be happy with it.

  6. Very nice!

    If your mom won't wear it, I will!!

  7. Looks great, well done, hope the washing machine looked after it for you