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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.

Look Ma, Handstitching!

Is this awesome enough? NO!

A hand-stitched appliqué makes for a pretty awesome shirt, but is it finished? Oh no. I can get WAY geekier than that.

Mmm, detail work.

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:

Complete with utility belt…

Or a hood with bat ears, which I stuffed so they’d stand up:

…and bat-eared hood…

Or even black forearms with requisite trio of arm spikes.

…and 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.

Da na na na na na na na BATMAN!!

But what’s an awesome Batman shirt without some equally awesome action shots? Nothing, I tell you!

Action shot: Batgirl runs to the rescue.

Looking all Heroical.

Just another day as an awesome superhero: running, striking heroic poses…

Batgirl vs Disturbing Playground Ornament, round 1!

…fighting deeply disturbing playground statuary.

Bam! Pow!

Oh no!

Oh no, caught! What will our hero do now?

More looking all Heroical. It’s a difficult job, but…

Run away! Then look heroical again, of course.


6 Comments leave one →
  1. 03/26/2010 4:03 PM

    …. are you single?

    This is awesome. :)

  2. 07/27/2010 6:20 AM

    So cute! I must have one!

  3. 07/27/2010 2:45 PM

    I just saw this on craftgawker… I dig it!! Really nice work on all the details, especially the functioning utility belt. Way to make the greatness of batman awesomely fashionable!


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