Da na na na na na NA NA!
I made something AWESOME, and I started with these three thrift store shirts (which cost me fifty cents, fifty cents and a buck fifty, respectively). It took me two days of nearly straight labor (I even forgot to eat lunch on day one, I was having so much fun), and the finished product has left me as excited as a little kid on Christmas.
So what did I make? I made final and definite proof that I am an astoundingly HUGE capitol-G Geek. Here, have a hint:
Oh yeah. I made myself a Batman shirt… but not just any batman shirt. Behold! The process.
A hand-stitched appliqué makes for a pretty awesome shirt, but is it finished? Oh no. I can get WAY geekier than that.
With much pinning and sewing (by machine and by hand) and measuring and cutting and vast, sad amounts of seam ripping and re-pinning/measuring/cutting/sewing, detail was added. Lots of detail. Like, for example, a utility belt with four functional pockets:
Or a hood with bat ears, which I stuffed so they’d stand up:
Or even black forearms with requisite trio of arm spikes.
Oh yes. Behold, the sum of many hours of work compressed into not-many frantic days, my favorite t-shirt reconstruction thus far, new life breathed into a pile of sad and abandoned thrift store shirts, the crowning glory of my crafty geekery: my Batman shirt.
But what’s an awesome Batman shirt without some equally awesome action shots? Nothing, I tell you!
Just another day as an awesome superhero: running, striking heroic poses…
…fighting deeply disturbing playground statuary.
Oh no, caught! What will our hero do now?
Run away! Then look heroical again, of course.