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Crafty Chick: Making a shirt for the Weetacon 80s Party

The Bad Bar Party theme at Weetacon this year is the 80s! I'm pretty excited because I spent my high school and college years in the 80s and pretty much remember (with great fondness!) what I used to wear. In fact, I still have some 80s stuff including my bomber jacket, some earrings/jewlery, my senior prom dress, and tee shirts. Sadly the dress and shirts don't fit, so I'm going to make a shirt for the event instead. I chose my Mount St. Helens commemorative tee shirt:


I don't know how many folks are going to even remember when Mount St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980, but it was a BIG event in my life; one I'll never forget! Anyway, I took a picture of the design, then made it black and white on the computer and resized the image. I'm using some Avery iron-on transfer sheets I've had sitting around for years and years. 



Following the directions, I made a mirror image of the design and printed it out onto a transfer sheet, the set the image where I want it on a plain white tee shirt that I'd already cut the collar out of (very 80s!), and ironed it on. 


I will totally admit I was nervous when I pulled the paper backing off, but lo, and behold - it worked!!


(And, no the image isn't backwards on the shirt, I took the photo in a mirror!)

I'm pretty excited about how it turned out! I haven't decided if I'll cut the sleeves or waistband on the shirt just yet, but I still have plenty of time for that!

I also got out my 80s bomber jacket which I'm taking for the party. I wish I had some acid wash jeans, but I don't, and I haven't been able to find any online in my size. Oh, well, I'll just wear my dark wash skinny jeans and roll up the cuffs like I used to do in high school. 


Just for kicks, I decided to try on my old Mount St. Helens tee shirt, just to see if I could get that little size M on my size G (for GINORMOUS) frame. Shockingly , IT FIT!!!


It's really tight, but I got it on! Too cool! I guess that diet and excercise thing is working after all!