EDIT 18/03/2011: Looking again at the list of my project it turns out this is indeed the Week 9 Project, so I'm updating all the numbers. I'm still a week behind, mind...
So tonight I'm posting 2 Projects a week- don't get too excited though as the first one is rubbish. No, really.
As you might know from one of my previous post, most of my t-shirts have ended up in a charity shop bag, so on Friday I went shopping for more. This was the first time I was going clothes shopping this year- can you believe this? And it was for clothes I NEEDED. I am getting incredibly
So this evening I decided to have a go at changing the neckline of one of the t-shirts: give it a V shape and use bias binding on the edges, to give it a nice finish. Quite simple right? WRONG!!
I present you: the horrific t-shirt!!
Second mistake: rush when you cut, and then realise you have a V shape also at the back....
Really I should have stopped by then, but I decided to carry on with the bias binding. When I see what people can do with it, I am thrilled. But when I get close to it the result is just horrendous.
|Horrific close-up on the neckline and wonky bias binding|
Look at this mess- it's all pointy on one side. Grrrrr!! And I find it so hard to fit. I'm probably very stupid. When I sewed it, I used the slowest speed on my sewing machine (represented by a turtle!) so that I could make sure the edges has been caught everywhere. And of course at the end I had 3 places where the edge was not binded. So I had to sort of fix it by hand.
I will wear this t-shirt though, but only under a jumper!!! I have a few other t-shirts that need changing, so hopefully it will get better.
Stay tuned for the second Project of this week!
Until next time