And so it begins.
To be more accurate it began, bright and early, with a trip to the thrift store. Saturday is half-off day at the local shop, and you’ve got to get there early to beat the flood. Besides, I’ve got a lot of work ahead of me.
Behold, my canvas.
I went in specifically looking for sturdy, stretchy knits in black and green, preferably with long sleeves (more material) and, in the case of the green one (which I plan to make the base of the entire shirt), somewhat close to my size. Alas, a green shirt which is not olive or lime in hue is surprisingly hard to find, so said shirt is a bit large. No problem; I can adjust it to fit, and that gives me even more extra fabric. Still, if you want to keep the fitting part of the process simple, start with a shirt that fits.
At half off, that puts the cost of this project thusfar at $3.50. But wait: I’m missing a color.
The white shirt is from my stash. I believe I picked it up for free one day at the campus rec center years ago (they were confused when I asked for an XL in return for filling out a survey- I get this reaction a lot. Fabric, people! See beyond the shirt!). So yes, $3.50 plus whatever thread costs.
Plus, I predict, hours of work.
Step one? Wash everything. Because that’s how I am.