Pirate / T-Shirt

The physical t-shirt is often a collarless, short-sleeved or sleeveless ( usually cotton ) undershirt; also an outershirt of similar design.

The word pirate is defined as being the unauthorized use of another’s production, invention or conception especially in regards to infringement of copyright.

Knowing this, I wanted to create a t-shirt that does just that—a shirt that allows the wearer to create their own brand-name clothing at a fraction of the cost one would pay in stores. With a DIY approach, the XX Tee uses any 8 x 8 inch printed material to create endless graphic possibilities. The wearer can cut pre-printed artifacts such as shopping bags or magazines and can even design their own image and print it out via their personal computer. The removable pouch snaps free for easy washing or for switching between t-shirt colors, styles and sizes.

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Initial sketches:

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The design of the pouch ( 8.5 x 9 inches ) uses .005 inch DuraLar plastic film, with a .25 inch fabric edge adhered and stitched on three sides to provide for a more durable, final product.

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Sew-on snaps ( female ) were used at all corners and midpoints.

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The male pairs were then aligned and hand-sewn to the tee.

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Examples of graphic pouches and 8 x 8 inch self-printed sheets.

Vector images of most brand names can be found at seeklogo.com ( free to use )

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Final product, tee / tee with pouch / graphic inserted

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