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Old 06-19-2010, 10:08 PM   #1
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Currently I am working on a project for my cousin whose dad passed away not too long ago (my dad's brother). I have a question, though, and I may have placed this on the wrong forum.
As you can see from the photo and the pattern I am working on my Uncle Dale was fond of Plaid shirts, as many Pennsylvanians are. It was a trademark, though, that many of his nieces and nephews remember from when we were all younger. I could just make it a plain shirt and leave the pockets, etc. but that wouldn't be Uncle Dale.
So, my question, then, is...what the heck does everyone else do with plaid clothing in a scroll saw portrait? It seems so busy if you try to leave even some of it in. Taking it all out likewise changes the whole effect. Anyone else ever had this problem to deal with? I'd really like to get this done for my cousin before I go to Pennsylvania for my family reunion in August. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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You could use wood burning for the shirt.
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Old 06-20-2010, 09:26 AM   #3
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You could use wood burning for the shirt.
Hadn't considered that. Wouldn't that be a whole lot of tracing to transfer the design to the wood??
I've about decided to go with a plain shirt and let his face speak for itself. LOL If they didn't know him after 86 years the shirt wouldn't make a bit of difference.

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I went thru the plaid shirt issue with my grandson and his cousin. I started and chucked on don't know how many 8" x 10" blanks into the designer firewood discards. Finally, I came to the same conclusion that you stated in your message, that the face, facial expression, and not the clothes makes the cutting capture the essence of the person.
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This is just a thought, and maybe I should keep it to myself! LOL. You could cut the shirt area all out then place a piece of plaid fabric behind it, or print out that portion of the shirt and place that behind it.
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Wow Sappy, what a great idea! If I had to chose I would use some fabric to make it more real! Otherwise I would cut out the shirt and then burn the plaid, by using a lot of shadow and with different temperature you create different colors.
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One of you fine designers made a pattern for me showing Mike with a plaid shirt. I moaned, I groaned but felt that if the designer took the time to make the pattern, I would do the cutting.

It turned out well!
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