Mermaid Reconstructed Tee w/ Handpainted Design

comments (2) May 22nd, 2009 in gallery     

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theemptynest theemptynest, member
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Another one of my reconstructed Tees. After inking in the design, I handpainted the pretty mermaid using a watercolor technique and my acrylics. Again I took in the sides and shorten the tee to be more flattering to the female shape. The shirt is my design, however the mermaid herself is from a book I bought many years ago(20+) and unfortunately the title page is missing and I no longer know the ladies name. Whoever you are...thank you! 


Pattern or design used: My own design - janet Metzger
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theemptynest writes: Thanks Lesliebee..yes this one just has the ruffle in front, however just use the material you cut off the bottom when you shorten the tee. Gather the large circle from that piece and fit it to your neckline. On many of my tees I also paint the ruffle which gives it a nice accent. Have fun. This would be a great project for a young girl.
Posted: 3:48 pm on May 22nd
Lesliebee writes: Wow! I love it. Is your ruffle only on the front neckline? You have inspired me, I want to make one with a ruffle that goes all the way around the neckline. Great job!
Posted: 2:24 pm on May 22nd
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