It says it can be ironed onto light or dark color fabric, as it has a white background so it should all show up. Out comes the beautiful black t-shirt. I follow the instructions to the letter and wait for the results. I can't wait to wear this out and let people know I did this! :)
So imagine my distress when the iron-on becomes something more of a nightmare than a dream come true:
|UBER CRAFT FAIL!|
It ironed on, but only in certain areas. It bubbled. It peeled. But not everywhere, and certainly not when I tried to pull the whole thing off the t-shirt I was determined to save, even though it only cost a dollar. It was the principle of the thing.
Thoroughly disgusted, I tossed the shirt aside in my workroom and moved on to some other project. I threw the shirt into the trash the next time I ran across it. Then rescued it from there again minutes later. I so could not admit defeat. It's a problem I have.
Months later, I was straightening up in my workroom making a spot for my new (used) purchase when I find another t-shirt I had found at a 99 cent store. It was sized for a small child, and it was the only one of its kind, but I just had to have it - I figured I could do something with it eventually. The lightbulb went on - the graphic that had drawn me to this t-shirt would just about cover the meltdown on the black t-shirt - I might be able to save it after all!
|Stitching that is supposed to look like ribbons. Only I forgot to|
stabilize the upper t-shirt fabric before I pinned it and started
sewing. Oh, well - Halloween was coming up and I figured it
would look more....Frankenshirt-ish.
|Oof. More wonky stitching. But it actually complemented|
|Looks appropriately Halloween-ish.|
|Strangely enough, all the mishaps seemed to|
come together as a success at the end of the day.