FAME‘s coming up. This time around I wanted to keep things simple and focus more on the display as oppose to the tabling setup. Michelle had a spark of creativity of a zeeb’d out sketch mannequin as part of the decor. GENIUS IDEA. Not only would this item fit well with the theme of FAME, “my favorite thing,” it’d resonate with the illustrators/doodlers/crafters out there. So I pulled out my dusty sewing machine and got ready to work…
First, we grabbed a mannequin from IKEA for $5. Barbies would’ve worked too for t-shirt this size, but barbies’ just not my thing.
Any cloth would suffice, but I took one of the defects from the past for this project. Using actual cotton tee would preserve the nature of a stretchy t-shirt.
Scissor and thread. No brainer.
The first method’s a fail, so keep in mind this is not the way to do it:
I trimmed out the shirt before sewing them all together. Seems like an intuitive process, but it yielded horrible result due to its miniature size:
which seems fine until…
Skin tight. Not exactly how I perceive Imaginary Zebra to fit on any person.
So there goes version 2:
Sew before cutting out the shirt:
Even white on white would mark a visible outline for cutting:
Moment of truth:
Zeebhead was illustrated with a sharpie.
’til next project,