The “Tattoo” Shirt
Fabric: a lightweight denim
Pattern: The shirt from Sew U by Wendy Mullin
Notions: embroidery floss, pearl snaps
Time to finish: a few hours
First worn: February 2012
Wear again? Maybe
Total price: I’m not sure, less then $10?
I started this shirt back in the spring of 2010. I did the embroidery, sewed the yokes onto the shirt and left it. I was really surprised that had all of the pieces still, I’ve moved so many times. I cut this shirt out back in my “interfacing has no purpose” and “notches are stupid” days so I added interfacing back in and eyeballed it for the lining things up.
On the back I think I put Ursa Major, Orion and another constellation that I don’t remember.
Why is it called the “Tattoo” Shirt, you ask? Because I based the yoke work off my wrist tattoo.
I’m not sure if I’ll wear this shirt again, I’m not too proud of the construction. I’m not going to win any best topstitching awards with it, but it’s alright because I can see how far my sewing skills have come.
I was inspired this week to work on some more UFOs, I did some work on a corset I was started a few years ago, and I sewed the shroud for my dark box for doing tintypes (it’s like a portable darkroom). It feels so good to finish projects!
I think I got the rocket and saturn patterns from Sublime Stitching by Jenny Hart.