T is for Triangle

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I bought this shocking pint T shirt for £1 from my favourite charity shop.

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I bought it because, well its a small shop and there wasn’t really a lot of choice on the day I went in, and to be honest I would have preferred a different colour.

It’s 100% fairtrade cotton from Marks and Spencer.

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Firstly I made t shirt about a size smaller by taking in the side seams and arms.

I have recently bought a circular cutter and wanted to try out cutting in a strip of contrast fabric.

I measured and cut out a triangle.

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Hmm, cutter gives a nice neat perfectly straight cut.

I also cut some strips on the bias from some men’s swimming shorts and sewed them in.  This fabric had no stretch and was much thinner than the t-shirt fabric.

The idea was that strips would give me back the width taken up by hems.

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Despite my best efforts the triangle corners did not turn out too well, although the straight lengths looked OK.  It does look a bit better than this when being worn and stretched a bit.

I covered the corners with buttons.

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Then added more buttons, I may have gone a bit overboard with the buttons.

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I am wearing this t-shirt regularly but it does look a bit obviously home made so I wear it a bit sheepishly.

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