Thursday, June 14, 2018

Corner Gas Guzzlers

I've wanted a Corner Gad Guzzlers' Baseball Tee forever. 

So naturally, this was one of the first things I made. If you're unfamiliar with Canadian comedy series 'Corner Gas' you should go watch it now. It's especially funny if you're familiar with small towns and/or Canada.

This is the slow pitch uniform the team with the main characters wear in one of the episodes. 
(And yes, since I made some for my friends and parents, I did watch this episode again to track which character was which number.)

Monday, June 4, 2018

Hei Hei Boat Snack T-Shirt

My friend is obsessed with Moana, so for her birthday, I did up a design based on some shirts I saw on the internet. (I cannot take credit for the design, neither will I sell them, since they are not my work). 

This design was six different colors. Hence, six different layers. Pretty tricky to line up. This is also about when I began to realize that the heat transfer vinyl shrinks a little when applied, so that subsequent layers don't quite line up. Not so problematic with this design, but extremely frustrating with a couple recent designs I've done (which have a thin and detailed black outline that overlays the color layers... lots of trial and error and adjusting and wasting vinyl.)

Friday, June 1, 2018

Llama Tank Top

This was a personal project. And the design is not even mine. I copied one I saw on website carrying mass produced items because it was perfect to go with these llama pajama bottoms my friend had given me for Christmas.

Still, it was extremely challenging making the digital vector files from a random jpeg of a shirt on the internet. Also, the amount of layering of vinyl for this one was the most challenging up to this point. Each color is a separate layer, and also a separate vector (digital art layer/file).

Friday, May 25, 2018

Tony Stark Glow-in-the-Dark T-Shirt

Available on Etsy

Another Casual Cosplay T-Shirt Design. Simple yet recognizable. 

Also, Glow-in-the-dark Heat Transfer Vinyl? I had to try it out! 
(Unfortunately, my camera didn't like the glowing even with super long night exposure settings)

Friday, May 18, 2018

Joker Tee & Harley Quinn Tops

I decided to design a line of Casual Cosplay T-Shirts. And naturally, The Joker & Harley Quinn seemed a natural pairing.


The Joker Casual Cosplay T-Shirt
Available in my Etsy
I think The Joker would be the type of guy to appreciate a good tuxedo shirt. I think I may play with the design a little more to get something more in 'realistic' proportions. Except if I do, the fantastic overly pointed lapels will be lost. Another suggestion was to add the stripes from the pants... Opinions?

I couldn't decide which style top to Frankenstein (aka cut up and resew) into a Harley Quinn top, so I did both a cute tanktop from Next Level and a Vintage (heathered fabrics) Dolman sleeve top from Next Level. Because a red and a black top were required to cut up and sew together, I ended up with two mirror versions of each.


Harley Quinn Casual Cosplay Tops
Available in my Etsy
Tank Tops Back
Tank Tops
I decided to do a simple, solid color diamond shape heat transfer vinyl to decorate the tanks after I cut them up and resewed the. I liked the aesthetic of keeping the diamonds on the same side but had to reverse the color to adapt to the mirror product.

Traditional Harley Quinn is red on (her) lower right and upper left.


Dolman Sleeve Tops
Available in my Etsy
I decided to do a more complicated diamond heat vinyl transfer with a deteriorated 'vintage' look to match the vintage style fabric (the nature of which doesn't translate well in these photos but looks really smart in real life). Picking out all the little bits has been the most complicated 'weeding' I've had to do so far.

The backs of the Dolman Sleeve Tops has the red, which is a little too bright to really match the 'vintage red' of the tops, but there really would be no HTV (Heat Transfer Vinyl) to match.

Back of Dolman Sleeve Tops


I was looking for a more comfy style of top for Casual Cosplay 
(for people who don't want to put on the spandex).

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Supernatural Jeggings. Because... Reasons.

Yup. Totally made these to test out some stretch heat transfer vinyl. It was a completely necessary experiment. (That's my story and I'm sticking to it).

But why did you get a plaid tunic to wear with them?

(Shut up.)

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Star Trek Insignia Sweatshirt

Basically... Because I'm a giant nerd. 

This took quite a bit of arranging and a number of applications with the heat press. A fun experiment in doing an allover print with a bunch of little vinyl transfers.


Bonus: Can you identify what I did wrong?

Hint: Look at the Command/Yellow Insignia

Answer: I forgot to reverse the image before I set it to cut. Because of the way vinyl transfers are cut and applied to the fabric, images must be reversed. Thankfully, it's a minor error for this design motif. Not like ending up with mirrored lettering :-p