I started out trying to make this shirt a while ago, but our plain grey t-shirts just didn't match. I went to American Apparel to try to find some plain shirts for Starboy, but boy it was slim pickin's there as well. (And for me? Fuhgeddaboudit.
) They had some lovely colors, but the prettiest ones were 50/50, not 100% cotton. It's too warm in SoCal to mess with that.
He chose a butter yellow tee that I didn't love—I pretty much dislike almost anything yellow—but I was delighted when I got home to discover it was a perfect match for the squirrel badge
. It's a much better looking shirt with the badge on it. Even though the colors seem a little rah-rah somehow.
I did my usual chain stitch all the way around, and I didn't use any backing or stabilizer, so the performance is not going to be high-caliber, especially once this thing sees the inside of our sharky washing machine
. (The shirt will drip dry.) It's the largest badge that I've made for him, though there were some for Techman and me a couple of Halloweens ago about the same size, and Techman won't wear his because he says it's too heavy. So, we'll see.
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