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Friday, October 11, 2013

The Paris epic fail

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 Alright lovelies, you know how you come up with a project in your head and it looks fantastic? Like you know everyone will be envious of your pure awesomeness? Well you know what happens when that mental image of pure awesomeness doesn't come to fruit.....Sucks right? I ordered a few iron-on transfers from I'm not sure if I just have no clue how to use an iron or what (I rarely iron so this could be the problem), but it was kind of an epic fail. I love the idea of the Eiffel Tower on a crisp white shirt. I mean whats not to love? You pair it with a statement necklace and you're golden right? Well look closely at the pictures above. Do you see it? That obnoxious iron on line, where the graphic and the shirt meet? Totally not fun right? So now I need to know what went wrong? How do you not have that line? I am new to using iron-ons, so I need your help. I have another Paris iron-on, but I need to figure out how to not have that line? Leave your tips in the comment lovelies! Thanks for always being awesome!

XO Danielle

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  1. What I've done in the past is to trim around the image as closely as possible. Then iron.

  2. Yes, you have to trim around the image first.

  3. I have no advice - I don't iron and haven't used a transfer in a very long time. I would trim it as mentioned above, though. Also, I don't think this shirt is a lost cause either! I think you should find a nice ribbon that looks aged or antique and outline the rectangle like a frame. It could look great!

  4. @Ms. Attitude has a point. It's because of the kinda of iron on. Newer and better ones don't have a the image on a "white background" as you have and see on your shirt. Good iron on's should just be the image with no white around it. If you go into walmart and look at a few of them you will understand. It might be best just to cut around the image and cut out the white.
    I have iron on many many things and I love doing it. Let me know if you have any other problems. Also, make sure you iron with cardboard inside the shirt and that the cardboard is smooth. The smooth side helps keep ucky lines from showing in your image. The only other thing is the temperature. To hot can ruin the image and sometimes shirt but that doesn't look like your problem.

  5. Ha! Danielle, I laughed to see you posted a "fail" today too. I was going to post about a super simple sourdough bread, made the started earlier this week and promised to post the bread today...silly bread didn't rise. So...I posted my flop bread instead. Keepin' it real right?! :-)

  6. Maybe you could add some sort of border around that ugly line? Like a black lace ribbon or some sequins or something? Idk, I may be grasping at straws for you!! =D

  7. I like the idea of the vintage lace to border it, you should give it a go see how it turns out!

  8. I like the idea of the vintage lace to border it you should give it ago and see how it turns out.

  9. Danielle, I agree with everyone else. Trim up and around the transfer and check the setting on the iron. I've done transfers in the past and some of the directions called for another piece of fabric over the transfer and go over and over the transfer for about a minute or so.

  10. No help for the iron on, I never use them. But have you ever tried a freezer paper stencil? works like a charm! Just google or pintrest search it!

  11. haha! This happens to me all the time... that whole epic fail thing...I've briefly considered creating a blog as an ode to all my little would be a sad little way...

  12. I love sewing & I love the idea of outlining with a trim. Maybe something in black & white...I would think flat trim, something that doesn't take away from the design itself. Even a narrow ribbon would work. Can't wait to see what you do with this.

  13. i'm with everyone add an outline - u cud even do the sequin trim! I bet u turn this flop into a flip!


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