T-shirt refashions

From my mom, it’s the sandwich shop where I worked during college summers.

I had a drawer full of t-shirts that I didn’t wear and I’m trying to pare my possessions to items I either actually use or are deeply meaningful to me.  I decided to refashion them into the size and fit of my every-weekend-plus-then-some Goodwill t-shirt.  While I discovered after the first one that the Michigan State shirt is stretchier than the other materials and I couldn’t quite figure out how much extra to cut in order to approximate the same amount of movement, I like them quite a bit.

I went to several meetings during college, didn’t learn to juggle, my friend Sarah took the shirt several years later, and gave it back to me this month.

I celebrated my sewing triumph with a run while wearing one.  As I mentioned a long time ago, I’m doing a half-marathon in January and in theory have been “in training” since last winter, which didn’t mean much beyond going for a run every few months.  Suddenly January is just around the corner and I’m still barely squeezing past two miles.  I registered today, paid my money, and marked the “plan to walk/run” box with an estimated finish time of 3:25.  There’s a 4 hour cutoff, so if I can keep up an 18-minute-mile pace for 13.1 miles I’m totally gonna do this thing.  Right now my tentative plan is to run 2, walk .25, repeat.  I’ll find out how it goes when I add another mile to my route on Thursday (before the hours of Thanksgiving eating) and then another this weekend.

From a clothing swap with friends last winter.  

Am I wearing SpongeBob SquarePants pajama pants in the last pictures?  Yes.  My mom gave them to me several years ago because they were soft and even though I haven’t seen the show or the movie and I just turned 29 without any small children in my life, I enjoy wearing my SpongeBob SquarePants pajamas.  They’re quite comfortable.

No before picture of the CrossFit shirt, I had already messed with it previously and just improved my work.  I wore it to the gym today and one of the owners said, “Hey, cool, nice hacked version of our shirt!  I like what you’ve done, you look badass!”

November 23, 2010. Tags: , , , , , . Pictures, Projects, Words.


  1. Fan in MN replied:

    I love seeing the before and afters- esp. the scooped neck new Hogan Bros. version- talented you. Good luck on half marathon. wow. where will it be

  2. Fan in MN replied:

    Hogan Bros has (had?) a contest of people wearing their shirts in various vistas, and had the photos on their wall,
    winners got a sandwich or similar

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