September 10, 2013
Remember my very first sewing project? Silly, of course you do. It was this pillow made to feature a T-shirt I got in London years ago that I couldn't part with.
I had another shirt from my travels that I wanted to do the same thing with, and I've spent months thinking about how to feature it best. I didn't take a picture of the shirt first because 1) I forgot, and 2) I didn't want you to think, "She used to fit into that?"
Ahem. So this is what it looks like now.
Isn't that swell? I loved that shirt. I loved that it was nerdy and cool at the same time. (It's cool, right? It says Edinburgh on it, right? Okay, then.) The art exhibit itself was fantastic, so much so that I had to leave the Darth Vader room because I was kinda freaked out with the lighting and the breathing sound effects. I also got asked out by a random guy at an arts festival whilst wearing this shirt. But that's another story.
I went to the fabric store expecting to find some pretty typical/boring Star Wars fabric, but I ended up with a jackpot collection of unique stuff, like that schematic bit I used for the front panels. Not to mention the awesome fabric I used for the back:
Isn't that cool? (It's cool, right? Tell me it's cool.) I really liked this fabric because my brother had a collection of Star Wars comic books that I read when I was little, and I recognize most of the covers here. Throw in some [ready-made] piping and there you have it. It isn't perfect (especially the piping), but I love how it turned out. Another project to add to my "It Makes Me Smile" list.