Me Made May ’12 – A Tale of Many T-Shirts

Day two of Me Made May coincides with one of the most anticipated events of a Swansea student’s year – Welsh Varsity.

Billed as the clash of the Welsh titans, essentially it’s a case of Swansea students making their way to the capital city to face old nemesis Cardiff in a variety of sporting events, culminating in a rugby match in the Millennium Stadium.

My student card may class me as a Cardiff postgraduate student, but there was no doubt who I was supporting today…

Welsh Varsity 2012

Alas, we didn’t win. Boo!

Every Swansea ticket comes with a free t-shirt everyone wears on the day to support the ‘green and white army’. As you may be able to tell, ladies normally hack a pair of scissors at them – I’d like to say some sort of design acumen was involved here, but quite frankly, I hacked at the neckline with a small pair of scissors as soon as I met my friends in a Cardiff bar… because I’m well classy like that. I paired it with the wannabe hack pencil skirt, thanking my lucky stars I had something which went with that colour green!

Like many Swansea students, my wardrobe is bloody full of the free t-shirts the Swansea Union events team dish out as part of their busy events schedule. No cash-strapped student is going to sniff at a free t-shirt after all. In fact, I’d bet you  any Swansea student taking the Seamless pledge could probably keep their wardrobe replenished on a stock of Swansea union t-shirts alone.

One of my good friends ran for election two years running – he’s set to be President of Swansea Union next year in fact! Anyway, the t-shirts he made for both elections now hang up in his office, one hand painted and stained with oodles of blue paint and the other decorated with fuzzy felt sewn on by his lovely girlfriend. As I said before, clothes hold memories, and you can bet you gain a lot of them as an undergraduate at Swansea.

But, as a thrifty Seamless pledger, I’m dying to get something done with these t-shirts. It would be a little easier if they were plain, but normally they’ve got some schnazzy design thought up by the hardworking team in Uni. Despite this, I hate the idea of them just languishing in my cupboard, only coming out when I need to dye my hair!

If any of you have any cracking tutorials which could help solve my problem, then feel free to send them my way!

Also – REALLY fun story with this photo. My lovely friend Rosie said almost straight away when I saw her: “OOH! What are you wearing today that you made? HAVE YOU TAKEN THE PICTURE YET? Can I take the picture?”

I heart Rosie. See, I have people outside of the blogosphere checking up on me too…

6 thoughts on “Me Made May ’12 – A Tale of Many T-Shirts

  1. gingermakes says:

    How fun! I love that green! I’m swimming in free t-shirts, too, and I haven’t found an elegant way to refashion them yet. I feel like I’m a bit too old to just hack at them like I did in my undergrad days… I’d love to see any ideas you come up with!

  2. Molly says:

    one of my favorite refashioning books is called 99 Ways to Cut, Sew, Trim & Tie Your T-Shirt. it’s got tons of cool ideas, not all of them work in reality but they’re still fun ideas that could be incorporated in some other way.

    • Elena Cresci says:

      Oh I’ve seen this! The friend I stayed with in York had a copy – it looked pretty handy, wish I’d had a closer look now 😉

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