Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Neck or Nothing

T-shirts are so plain, aren't they? A bit of decoration and they look much better (of course my sister thinks they need dye, and some twisting, but, this works for me).

Both of these pieces were made with one strand of Signature machine embroidery thread and one strand of Gütermann cotton sewing thread wound together on the shuttles. The buttons are 5/8 inch four-hole buttons.

I combined one of the pieces of "baby lace" (see March 25th) with the decorated button (see May 28) I designed for the 25-Motif Challenge to create this neck decoration. After sewing some decorated buttons to a t-shirt for my sister and having them curl up after washing, I decided the entire piece had to be sewed to the shirt. Because of that, I didn't stitch through the buttons. These were gifts for my sister and my niece. I think they turned out pretty well.

5 comments:

yarnplayer said...

Really nice! The buttons are such a cute addition too.

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

What a nice way to decorate a t-shirt! I agree that the buttons are a nice touch.

Barbara Gordon said...

Beautiful, I just love doing tatting where it can be seen and I find this a very practicle idea. I am trying to copy your's, but it isn't easy and I just love the idea of using the buttons.

Marty said...

Hmmm...I've got a diagram somewhere that I did for the neck decoration. I don't have written instructions, but if a diagram will help, I'll see if I can clean it up and post it.

Sewicked said...

They look very good, Marty.