|finished braid, with rouching effect!|
G came over on Monday night with Odin to hang out so we decided this might be a low-key craft to do, and it seems to be follow our current theme of t-shirts.
I started by turning the t-shirt inside out and marking the slits I was going to cut. I pretty much winged it on the size and spacing, but they're about an inch apart and about one and a half to two inches long.
After cutting the slits the "braiding" began. Her directions were pretty easy to follow:
- Pinch the fabric between the second and third slits, and pull it through the first slit, from the inside of the shirt to the outside
- Pinch the fabric between the third and fourth slits, and pull it through the loop created by step 1, from the inside of the shirt to the outside
|"braiding" the collar. . . it's a lot |
like a very basic crochet stitch
The braid creates a rouching effect across the front of the neck and definitely pulled the fabric in a bunch. I like the way it looks, and when I do it again will probably find a t-shirt that's a size or two larger, with a wide-ish neck so that it's not too constricting.
g's on the left, mine on the right
|t-shirt in action.|
the long sleeve shirt was great for covering the safety pin
and small gaps at the shoulders, but not so great
for the unseasonably warm temps we've had this week
Sky Blanket Update: February
|it kind of looks like the sky, right?|