I must say, I have loved being able to call Pinterest my homework. Though I’m not sure if I’m going to stick with clothing making, I did make something. Before you get too excited it was just a cut off. But before you get too disappointed, I’ve never made one before. I know, I know. They’re like the easiest things to make. To that I say, not if your name is Nicky.
Cross country practice just happens to be at the hottest point of the day. I run out of tank tops to wear, and I’m not a fan of going shirtless. Mix all of this together and sprinkle in the fact that I’m horrible at keeping up with laundry, and I have a disaster on my hands. I was thinking about digital literacy, and suddenly I had an epiphany. I said I wanted to learn how to make clothes–and though I’m not sure this was the same thing–I found my homework. I decided making the standard cut-out would be completely unmotivated.
In the Pinterest search bar I typed “cute t-shirt cut-off ideas.” Boom. Everything I needed was at my finger tips. I surfed through all of the pictures and finally settled on what I thought was best suited for my sweaty endeavors. After I focused on a single design idea, I began to search for the best examples. Some had instructions only, some only pictures of the finished product, some had a little of both. I settled on a blog post that had step-by-step pictures.
With my shirt, laptop, and scissors at the ready, I set out on my experiment. I can’t brag too much about my perfectly crafted shirt, but I was really proud of the fact that I had made something. I’m not a person who usually enjoys crafts or DIY activities. I don’t have the time, and it’s just not something I’ve ever considered filling my time with. When I was holding the finished product I was thinking to myself “Is this deep learning?” Some might roll their eyes at the fact that I’m calling a cut-off deep learning, but for me it truly was. I didn’t know how to make one. I searched for the best method to cut. I scanned through several examples until I settled on my favorite. Using their techniques, I was able to replicate and tweak. Yes, I did only cut up my shirt, but I was able to navigate and utilize the resources at my fingertips. <a