My plans for my day off yesterday got canceled, so I decided to dive into a new project. My little brother dropped all these shirts off with me, well, I don’t remember when, but I’m hoping less than a year ago. I spent a few hours sorting, measuring, arranging and rearranging, and then I spent something at least six hours starching, pressing and cutting. And here I thought I was embarking on a quick project… I should know better.
On the upside, it doesn’t look like the edges are going to give me much trouble. I was worried about them curling up, but the starch and pressing seem to have taken care of that thus far.
I can’t believe it took me so long to press and cut the shirts. Though it doesn’t seem so bad after some math: I averaged about 10-12 minutes per shirt. I’m sure it wouldn’t take me quite so long to press and cut if I weren’t so obsessive about neatly stacked pieces. See how all the edges line up just so?
Even my leftover pieces are somewhat neatly folded. Of course, I have no idea what to do with my leaning pile of scraps now. I don’t see myself working with a lot of knits anytime soon. Some will probably become bracelets or headbands. Of course, not all of the shirts are lightweight and soft enough to refashion like that. (And unfortunately, I didn’t read this tutorial before I cut the shirts.) Anyone have ideas for the rest?