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Hitchcock „The birds“ Longsleeve

Added Oct 31, 2008

by polychromatin

Halle, Germany






This is the long sleeve shirt I made for my boyfriend’s birthday. I took the pattern from one of his shirts and added rib knit (the first time ever). I wanted to make it somehow special and got inspired by Hitchcocks „The Birds“ (the movie on DVD was my second present). I made a lot of bird-stencils and airbrushed them on the shirt with textile paint. It was really a lot of work and I’m glad I finished it in time. I was so afraid he wouldn’t like it, but he does, he wore it already :)

Material Notes

jersey (cotton and viscose maybe?) and some rib knit





my mom for borrowing me her airbrush equipment

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    Feb 24, 2009, 11.46 AMby innuendo

    Great! Like it a lot :)

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    Dec 27, 2008, 07.28 PMby thatdudethatsews

    Looks very cool, you should look into screenprinting, its not very expensive to buy a screen (usually $25 or so) and you could have done all those birds and the tree in one swipe of the squeegee instead of airbrushing each one. Nice Job!

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    Nov 16, 2008, 02.26 AMby maryy

    This looks really good and fits him perfectly! I love the birds.

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    Nov 13, 2008, 03.24 PMby nysister

    How cool! Love it!

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    Nov 13, 2008, 02.06 PMby jeffrey

    this is so nice. Complete success – the airbrushing is wonderful. I had such a hard time with jersey, but your work looks flawless – makes sense though, you being better at this stuff than me…

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    Nov 10, 2008, 01.30 AMby maaad

    Great idea for a great present ! Like it !

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    Nov 5, 2008, 08.26 AMby bola

    Oh oh u made it great!! it looks really cool! Sorry about the late comment -still haven’t fixed my computer – i’ve got lots to upload! bx

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    Nov 5, 2008, 01.34 AMby mmmrphs


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    Nov 3, 2008, 07.48 AMby lybu

    wow what an awesome shirt. You did a great job on it. It looks fantastic !!!

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    Nov 2, 2008, 01.25 AMby officebusybody

    What a clever idea! This sort of design is quite fashionable in Australia, particularly with the indie types. Did you sew the fabric first before painting it, or did you paint it first?

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    Nov 1, 2008, 02.14 PMby fashion1

    wow. really great idea! and it looks like an expensive shirt from a shop! well done!

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    Nov 1, 2008, 12.27 PMby madamewu

    1. this realy cool shirt! love the fabric! birds are great! 2. he & you = so cute couple! :P

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    Oct 31, 2008, 11.45 PMby miss-g

    What an interesting shirt. You’ve done an amazing job with stencils. I thought you must have bought some very special fabric. I love it.

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    Oct 31, 2008, 06.28 PMby emsalot

    wow! your boyfriend must feel like the luckiest guy ever! Those stencils are amazing. The whole thing looks so professional like straight out of a shop! :)

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    Oct 31, 2008, 06.03 PMby verypurpleperson

    wow, I thought the birds came with the fabrics! They look so crisp and neat. Cool shirt, and I think it really suits him!

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    Oct 31, 2008, 02.24 PMby cheriered

    Awesome! LOve the print – that is so cool! Great job on the shirt and the ribbing too!

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    Oct 31, 2008, 01.42 PMby emrichkh

    The stenciling looks amazing! I’m impressed that all of those small lines stayed crisp. Great silhouettes!

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    Oct 31, 2008, 01.40 PMby karencilla

    That’s awesome! what a present!!! i love it and it looks really great on him. By the way, i love that movie!!!!

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    Oct 31, 2008, 09.45 AMby camilaustral

    wow great job!

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    Oct 31, 2008, 09.26 AMby fabricaddict

    That shirt is awesome!!! I love the bird design, he must be thrilled with such a cool present!!

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    Oct 31, 2008, 09.00 AMby susisonne


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    Oct 31, 2008, 08.47 AMby justmica

    It’s very nice one, looks lovely!!!

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    Oct 31, 2008, 08.12 AMby senasews

    This tee is really cool. Nice work!

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    Oct 31, 2008, 08.12 AMby kess

    beautiful! looks truly professional! amazing!

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    Oct 31, 2008, 08.09 AMby anajan

    I like your idea very much, great job. I’m glad your boyfriend liked the shirt.

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    Oct 31, 2008, 08.09 AMby alissarose

    Beyond awesome!

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