Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Iron Craft 20: To a Tee

T-shirts are pretty much a staple in my wardrobe.  I wear them well over half the time.  So I've got a number of them and I've also got a number of them that are sitting there unworn because they have holes in or are stained.  So, I was really looking forward to this round.  I just needed to decide what to do.  I googled a lot and found this site.  Perfect the shirts there actually look a little more dressy afterwards.  So I gave it a try.  I took a blue t-shirt, put it on, marked where I wanted to cut it and then broke out the scissors.    I encountered a few problems in the process. One, I only ended up with enough "yarn" to go half way around the shirt's neckline, but fortunately I was able to finish the front.
IC 20: Neckline Close up
 Two, my stitches don't look nearly so smooth as the ones in their picture, I don't know if it's something with the way I cut the strip or if there's something else I did wrong.

IC 20 - To a Tee
 The neck opening it a little larger now than I really am comfortable wearing. I knew it would be wider when I made the decision on where to cut, but I was planning on having several rows of crochet.  My daughter tells me how much she likes the shirt every time I have it out though so maybe I'll try wearing it some time.

I really would like to try the one at this site too.  I've got a shirt in mind, but need to double check that it fits right.  Or, maybe one of the other Iron Crafters will submit something even better!


kat said...

Can you get anymore of the yarn? It wold be cool to see it with a couple rows of the crochet

QAMom said...

The "yarn" is created from the piece that you cut off from the neck, you cut it into strips. So there's not really a way to get more unless I cut off more of the shirt from somewhere else (and there's not really enough extra length).

I'm tossing around the idea of using crochet thread or yarn to do the neck instead then I could do more rows. I didn't have time to go through my stash though to see what I have.

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