I finally got round to making a length check top. It was relatively easy to make and took less than 15 minutes. To make my length check top I used:
An old plain vest top/tank top
Marker pens/Felt pens – to draw the length check lines and numbers on the vest
Ruler – to measure the inches between the length checks (my ruler is the short 6 inch type)
Newspaper - to prevent the ink from the pens going onto the chopping board
Chopping board - because I needed a hard surface to help with drawing the lines on the vest
Document wallet - because I did not have a long ruler at home so this was a good alternative
Step 1: Gather all the materials needed on a flat surface (I used my bed)
Step 2: Using a marker pen and ruler I made dots from the neck downwards to mark two inch spaces between the lengths these dots also acted as a guideline when drawing the lines across.
Step 3: Wrapped the newspaper around the chopping board and slid it under the vest top. This would act as the hard surface; makes it much easier to draw on the top this way.
|The newspaper was to help stop the ink from going through to the chopping board but I still got about 3 ink dots on the chopping board which was not too bad|
Step 4: I then drew a line using a marker and the dots as a guideline across the width of the vest to mark each length using the plastic document holder as my long ruler and also numbered the lines in inches.
|Drawing on fabric is not easy takes a lot of patience|
And here is the finished product!!!
|Stopped somewhere close to mid back length|