Week 5: Opposite Season to You


The Facts

Fabric: t-shirt from father’s closet, scrap t-shirt from epic quilt of epicness, as seen in the last post

Pattern: from Generation T: 108 ways to transform a T-shirt by megan nicolay

Year: 2006

Notions: thread, pin

Time to complete: two cups of coffee

First worn: Not yet. I’m waiting for the fabled warmer spring weather.

Wear again? Hopefully I will get a lot of use out of this shirt.

Total Cost: all from stash, so $0


My parents have been working on clearing out their unwanted items and I was able to snag some stuff from my dad’s closet. Don’t worry, these were things that he no longer wanted, so I wasn’t really raiding his closet. This shirt is extra special to me because for many years the Dayton Hamvention was a thing that I went to every year with my father.

I’m sure that I learned many things by going to the Hamvention, but mostly I just remember learning that whatever things that I thought I knew about computers and electronics just barely scratched the surface of what there was to know about the field, and that there was always something new to discover.

I have had this book for awhile and have been waiting for the right opportunity to create something from it. The downside is, if I have a t-shirt that I like enough to want to wear forever, it is something that I don’t want to run the risk of potentially ruining the shirt. If I have a shirt that I don’t mind cutting up, then I look at it as something that I don’t really want to wear in the future.

It was really tough making the first cut in this shirt. I was afraid that things would turn out horribly and I would lose this thing that represented a thing from my past. Now that it is finished, I think that it turned out all right.  

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Here is what it looks like finished. I’m not sure what I am going to put on the pin, but I have some time to think it over before it will be warm enough for me to even think about wearing this shirt. I think it looks better with the pin. I’m still undecided as to how long the white fabric is going to be. I kind of like the look of it wrapped around like a scarf, but I’m not sure how I will like it if I were to wear it like this.


View from the back. I’m not as happy with the back as I am with the front, but I think I will be able to fix it in the future if I need to.

Happy sewing!!