Thursday, June 21, 2007

embroidered shirt






there is nothing more comfy to wear everyday than a well-worn baggy oxford shirt. but sometimes they can be so boring. embroidery - a way to solve the mundane! could be good for the whole world. oh, and i also like to replace white buttons with any other color that doesn't match.


8 comments:

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

Lovely. How well do these hold up in the wash? I'd be afraid all that work would unravel after just a couple of wearings.

takinanap said...

thanks tonya. i have been embroidering on my clothes (shirts and pants) for about three years. nothing has come apart so far. i add a little fray check to the knots or end of the threads.

on one shirt i didn't like the way a part of the embroidery looked so i clipped all the threads and instead of pulling out the threads i threw the shirt in the wash, hoping the maching would unravel it all for me. after i took the shirt out of the washer and dryer, all of the threads i had clipped were still in place. nothing had come undone!

Runner Gurl said...

Love the bicycle image!
: )
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sarala said...

Great stitchery and crafting. I'll have to come back sometime. And thanks for visiting.

Zaz said...

I love these shirts - great idea ! They look fantastic!

Are you doing an Opus course? I am about to embark on the degree course ................

Sara

Spicey said...

Very nice! What a great idea to "refresh" clothes. :>

Kathryn said...

I love that button-replacing idea. You are brilliant.

floresita said...

So cute! I love the bicycle!!