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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

An RBG Memorial T-shirt

 Hello Readers. By now you have heard that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has passed away. I am not an expert on legal issues by any means but... I played sports in school, I had a bank account in my own name when I started working, I rented an apartment for myself based on my income without a co-signer and I was not fired when I got pregnant with my first child. RBG did so much to change the laws that negatively affect women. I can't cover it all here. T-shirts are one off my favorite things so, let's make a t-shirt in her honor.

This is a basic black t-shirt that my husband did not want. It is a men's large.

I searched all my sewing supplies and found the biggest most obvious lace I had. This lace is a fast cheap imitation of RBG's famous dissent collar. The collar she wore is obviously more detailed and fancy. We have to work with what we have, right?

I cut the sides of the shirt down a little because I wanted it to be more fitted. 

This shirt is subtle nod to RBG but I think I I could wear it anywhere.

I also wanted to make some matching shoes. RBG is special enough to warrant a whole outfit. And I already had the black Converse. Why not dress them up? I considered all the white trim I had available.

I settled on this white trim that my mother-in-law gave me. I actually used a needle and thread and stitched the trim on by hand. It was easier to sew through the sneakers than I thought it would be.

The trim on the sneakers is very subtle, just like the shirt. I think people ho are familiar with RBG will recognize what I did here.

I wore this outfit to the doctor for a check-up but I would definitely wear this to work too.

Thanks for reading along, now go make something fun for yourself





KD said...

I absolutely LOVE this idea!! I am now searching out a black top and some wide white lace. Thanks as always for your great ideas!

I Can Work With That said...

Hi KD! Thanks for the comment. I hope you like your RBG shirt as much as I like mine.
Happy Sewing to you!