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SSW Day 4: Inkodyed Centerfield Tees

I know…I missed day 3…on the blog that is! SSW has been flying by! Not only with the sewing, but it’s been a pretty busy week around the house too. But back to SSW, if you want to get a reminder of what this is all about head over here.

Now, when Rachael asked me to participate I got pretty excited about this Centerfield Raglan pattern by GreenStyle Creations. I had never really heard much about GreenStyle Creations before, but after browsing the site pretty much fell in love with this basic. Because hello, the majority of the time, I’m a tshirt and jeans kinda gal!


Let’s talk pattern details real quick before we get into this orange stuff…. I cut out a M since my measurements fell in between sizes and the pattern recommended to go up one for a bit of a looser fit. Well, I’m thinking I may go up to a L for the looser fit…BUT other then that, it fit perfectly…until I started looking at it and overthinking. I decided it was too long and cut off a few inches from the bottom. Now…it’s a tad too short. Oh well, I’ll just wear it around the house in that case.

Now for these, I knew I wanted to try something new. I have been dying to get my hands on some Inkodye and low and behold, I knew I’d have to either drive down to the city OR order it online…until my local art supply store sent out their monthly flyer and they had some…and it was on sale! Ummm….Perfect!!! So I grabbed some, and decided to try for a messy block (a la messy inkblot style….yea…don’t ask where I’m getting this inspiration idea from…she’s in my head!) and used some scissors for the shapes, which almost give it a X-Rayed scissors look. The cool thing about this dye, is you apply it to your fabric, place objects/negatives over top and only the areas where the sunlit it are activated and therefore colour. It’s pretty cool.

The colour I used for this one was orange. Obviously, but just to be clear! lol. I’m pretty much digging this tee. Plus it’s super soft!! For the fabric, I used this Laguna jersey in Heather Grey for the sleeves and this Laguna jersey in White/PFD. Both are from the imagine gnats shop.

So let’s not forget the second one I made!! This one is the same as the first, this time, I didn’t mess around with the length (which I’m so happy about!). Again, this shirt is super comfy and fits great. I went with the short sleeve length option, since I knew I’d wear it more often that way. Even with winter coming, I typically layer with sweaters or long sleeves over top.


For this Inkodye project I cut out some arrows and again, went with the messy inkblot look and I used navy for the colour of the dye. These arrows turned out a bit better then the scissors because they covered a thicker area. Which makes me think the more shadow area you have, the more defined your project will be. I’ll be hopefully testing out those negatives next. So hopefully I can tell you more about the entire process then!

And now, for fabric details! The grey is the same as the grey from the sleeves and the arms are this Laguna jersey in navy. Again, I can’t get over the stretch and how soft these are. I’m so glad I ordered as much as I did! Since I’ll be making some kiddo projects with these next.

And as always….I want you to get the most inspiration for your buck (or so to speak 馃槈). So don’t forget to check out the Kollabora pool and all the featured stitchers linked below. ALSO, make sure to remember to enter that giveaway…hello…amazing prizes!! Can I enter?!?!? (Not sure if that would be breaking a rule of participating in a series….probably….so go win something for me!).

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    rachael {imagine gnats}
    September 26, 2014 at 12:28 am

    you are cracking me up!!!! love the tees 馃檪

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    Lightning McStitch
    September 26, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    These are cute. The ink looks like fun. I like the blue one best cause the orange one just looks a little bit too much like you had a thoracotomy and the surgeon left an instrument behind! Maybe that's just me 馃檪 …….

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    September 26, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    Lightning is right, they both have a kind of x-ray feel, but I like it! Very abstract. Looks like a really fun idea.

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