Nearly all my favorite T-shirts have succumbed to tears, holes, stains, shrinkage (or in the case of my body, growth) but I couldn’t stand to give or throw them away. I’d read in a story about someone who made a quilt of all their favorite concert T-shirts, so I started thinking about how I could do the same with my own favorites.
As of last night, it’s finished. I present my quilt of favorite T-shirts. As you can see, most are (were) Doctor Who in nature.
It’s chock full of errors. I am no sort of seamstress at all. But it’s warm and relatively durable and it delights my eye. So there.
Each T-shirt rectangle is backed with broadcloth or duck cloth, whichever scrap I had on hand that would fit. All the pieces were then sewn into larger rectangles of approximately the same size, which were then joined into strips, which were then joined side by side. Differences in rectangle size were made up with sections of blank T-shirt also on broadcloth/duck cloth. Some rectangles are made of my favorite sleeves – I like to scavenge fun sleeves off knit tops and sew them into my T-shirt sleeves. The stripey ones especially.
After the whole top was finished, I scavenged a comforter from the thrift store and cut it to size to be the bottom layer of the quilt. Then folding quilt tape all around the edges. Since the batting is already contained in the comforter layer, it won’t bunch up in the quilt. I may later do a few stitches to anchor the top more securely to the bottom.
The big day approacheth. Depending on where you live, there’s still time to celebrate it with one or both of these costume T-Shirts:
I should do a regular T-shirt feature, given that’s my passion. One of them.
I think I have to have this:
Reminder: If you’re nuts about Doctor Who T-shirts, visit our T-shirt-O-Philia page to see more.
Today only – RIPT Apparel and TeeFury are doing Doctor Who in doubles. RIPT features these two Star Wars themed sweeties:
TeeFury offers these:
Bonus T-shirt link – Threadless has this one on sale now for $10:
Something unprecedented happened. I received a check – actually a cheque, since it was British – because some of you bought nifty things from Forbidden Planet via this site. Thank you!!!
Lots of you bought this:
Some of you bought these:
How are you enjoying them? Are they working out?
I’m dead jealous. They’re on my wish list as well. If, like me, you have a passion for Doctor Who T-shirts, please have a look at the T-Shirt-O-Philia page, where some of the top sources for the clever wearables can be found.
It’s been a bit quiet, sorry. I was at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo! Never been to the rodeo before but I won a drawing via the American Red Cross for donating blood so yeeha!
But I come back to this: Tee Magnet (a sort of T-shirt aggregator) for Doctor Who. Holy moly – you know I have a weakness for tees. Here are just a few …
Forbidden Planet have added two more T-shirts to their Doctor Costume T-Shirt Set. The only one missing now is 9th. That’s going to be a bit hard, I bet, given the color scheme.
2nd Doctor Costume T-Shirt
8th Doctor Costume T-Shirt
I can’t recommend the 8th Doctor shirt just yet though. As you may notice, the coat is really green. This isn’t right, unless it’s to do with the Big Finish audio dramas or something. Course I misremembered it as brown. I’ve just gone through the gallery for the TV movie and it seems to be variously charcoal, black, and some kind of deep evergreen. Here’s the greenest image I found:
Most of them look more like this:
So until this product is tweaked up, I can’t recommend it. Same goes for the 3rd Doctor’s Costume T-Shirt. The color just seems off.
The others are splendid and I can’t wait to have one of each. See the rest of them here.