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Old 01-16-2012, 09:11 PM   #1966
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Here's my first try at the Mickey T's. I"m fairly happy with the one on the left although I need to go back with the black and try to round off the right ear a little. The one on the right is just plain yuck! Not sure what kind of work shirt it will become

I "thought" I did both of these shirts the same way but apparently not. Any suggestions on how to get a wider white boarder? I used 6 medium size thickness rubberbands and had them so tight I couldn't make another round. They also were about an inch thick from the Mickey gathering to the shirt.

Also, I had read where you need to hold the shirt Mickey side down when applying the black so it doesn't soak up into the shirt too much. I did this, let it sit over a large plastic cup for a bit so that it could drip before turning it over to dye the rest of the shirt.

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Old 01-16-2012, 09:15 PM   #1967
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Not sure why my picture isn't showing up so you can view it at
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:05 AM   #1968
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I love the color of your shirts. I think they turned out good. Personally I like the shirts with out the white around the Mickey head.
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Old 01-17-2012, 07:53 PM   #1969
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Great colors!

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Fantastic colors and tremendous job of complete coverage. It's so easy to end up with too much white. If you want to outline your 2nd shirt, just use a Clorox bleach pen. It works really well.
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Old 01-18-2012, 01:26 PM   #1970
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For those that have successfully produced a tie dyed Mickey head, how small was your baste stitch? The first two I made had stitches that were about 1/8"but I think that may have been too small since there were so many gathers that the shirt was really thick from the gathering.....hope that makes sense!

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Old 01-22-2012, 02:17 PM   #1971
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Here's my finished shirts. I plan to buy a white fabric pen and trace the Mickey head inside the black to help make them more defined.

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Old 01-22-2012, 02:19 PM   #1972
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Thanks Momminnie and Brett. I appreciate the comments
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Old 01-22-2012, 10:49 PM   #1973
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You can use bleach pen, works better. Your shirts look great by the way!! ♥
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Old 01-23-2012, 01:29 PM   #1974
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Pixie dust, thanks. By bleach pen, do you mean the Clorox Gel pens? Or is there a craft bleach pen?
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Old 01-23-2012, 04:07 PM   #1975
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Yes, the clorox
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:45 PM   #1976
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Tried the Clorox pen and it looked like a kid had scribbled on the shirt with a white crayon.....not good.

So I came up with my own solution. I have a Wishblade, similar to a Cricuit, so I cut out a thin outline of my Mickey template on a Dark T-Shirt Transfer sheet, and ironed it on. Love the clean, uniform line it made!

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Old 01-29-2012, 08:45 AM   #1977
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I've got to try these shirts!
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Old 02-01-2012, 03:36 PM   #1978
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Where can I find 100% cotton hoodies? I normally buy my shirts from Hanes, but their hoodies are all cotton/poly blend. Can anyone point me in the right direction?? Thanks!

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Old 02-01-2012, 05:51 PM   #1979
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Where can I find 100% cotton hoodies? I normally buy my shirts from Hanes, but their hoodies are all cotton/poly blend. Can anyone point me in the right direction?? Thanks!

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I got mine at Walmart, the brand was Faded Glory.
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I got mine at Walmart, the brand was Faded Glory.
Thanks Stacie. I'll go check there tomorrow!

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