Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Did I mention we're poor?

All the cool kids on campus are sporting Pitt Med hoodies, ya know the ridiculously overpriced ones that they sell as "fundraisers" for who knows what, and I couldn't let my sweetheart feel left out... so I whipped up this for his birthday!



I know, it is not as cool as the real thing, but at least he can sport it around the house and pretend to feel cool. Oh, and it wasn't the big surprise that I wanted it to be either... Ryan caught a glimpse of this photo on our camera and the whole surprise was ruined... oh well. 
Now he can wear it on our date Friday for his birthday...hehehe!


Anywho, for those of you who care to know, here is how I made it.

So what I did to make it was download the "Boton Medium"  font that Pitt uses and print out a size that I thought would work (I got really lucky and guessed perfect the first try). Then I cut out each letter and traced it out on to some fusible web... see... even took pictures, cause I'm a nerd like that.


Then I ironed it to the wrong side of my scrap of fabric... which this scrap had a floral print on the right side, (I actually ironed the right side for my wrong side because I wanted my wrong side to be right...how's that for confusing), but nobody will be able to see it, right? (Just don't tell Ryan its girly fabric under there).


Its kind of a cute pattern don't you think... I have a bit left over, you may see some yoga pants for Abby in the near future.


Then I cut all of the letters out the fabric and they were ready to place and iron onto my clearanced Sweatshirt that I got at Wally's World, I love sales, remember the $1.00 dresses from THIS post?



So viola! Simple schmimple! Right? It was a lot of small cuts and took quite sometime to do. But worth it, ya know, in a nerdy kind of way.


PS - I was going to sew around all of the letters, but I was worried that it would make it look too homemade (as if it isn't TOTALLY obvious as is). What do you think? Should I be brave and do it?

10 comments:

Ash said...

I think you could pull it off. Your one talented chica! I wouldn't have known it was homemade up to this point had you not posted it. :)

Annie Goodwin said...

you're amazing liz! where do you think of this stuff?

Alisha said...

I totally thought you bought it, it doesn't look homemade at all. Nice work!

Deb said...

Wow, it looks great! I want to do that (but with different letters). I wouldn't sew around it though, I think it would look like his wife hand made it and sewed around it...not cool in the Pitt Med world I'm sure. But it is awesome!

grandma stephenson said...

Thanks for taking such good care of my son! Your AMAZING! I love the jacket it makes me so excited to see what you do next!

Ashley said...

You are so talented. I bet Ryan was so proud of you and loved it. No one would know it wasn't the real deal. And by the way your cake for Sarah's birthday was amazing! Seriously, a little girls dream. You are such a sweet mom and wife!!

Aden and Jamie said...

I think it looks like you bought it. When you were saying all the students were wearing these sweatshirts, I thought you were showing a picture to prove your point. I don't know that I would sew around it though because it looks like the real deal to me!

Em said...

Way to get your craft on!

Erin said...

for sure do a zig-zag around the edge! That actually is more professional, but it looks great as is. I worked at coleman knitting doing cheerleading uniforms and all the lettering is zig-zagged, they call it twill and I know you could pull it off professional like!

McReynolds Family said...

Liz, you really are amazing! Why do you say you can't believe he married you. It's so obvious why he did! Great piece of work, Girl!