And we’re off…

The first shirt is off to the printers.  It’s only a sample run basically to see their quality and see if I want to continue on with them.  I’ve already found another printer who I think I would rather work with, so it’s all pretty much up in the air right now.

Here’s a sneak peek.  Not to worry, I have others up my sleeve.

pember_tshirtCopyright (c) 2009.  The Girls Own Paper.  All rights reserved.

At first, I was also considering saying Derbyshire instead of Pemberley, but that’s hardly special in a Jane Austen kind of way–and also having  the last line read: all I got  was this wretched t-shirt, but it would have thrown off the kerning.

BTW:  The alternate text for this shirt (for Bronte lovers) will be: Somebody took a governess position at Thornfield Hall and got a mad wife into the bargain. (or similar).

(Is it Hall or Manor?  I never can remember.


How do you like the manor house graphic?  I drew it myself (although you really can’t see the detail at this size).  It’s not Chatsworth nor is it Lyme Park, but it is in Derbyshire (and the silhouette is virtually correct).  Of those who guess correctly, your name goes into the hat to win the shirt!  If no one guesses correctly, I’ll draw all names and choose a winner that way.  So tell your Austen friends to drop by.

I hope I haven’t made it too hard; there will be more contests with other designs in the coming weeks!!


4 thoughts on “And we’re off…

  1. Neat idea! I’d love to have a t-shirt like that but no one I know would have a clue as to what it was referring to -sadly! Unless I wore it and then discovered new Austen fans I didn’t know of before! Good luck with your t-shirt venture!

  2. Thanks! I’m glad you like them.

    CB, I’m sure a lot of people know what Pemberley is. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve casually mentioned Jane Austen in conversation and the first thing out of peoples mouths is Pride and Prejudice… usually about how they were “forced” to read it in school (dreadful thought!)… but at least they will know what your shirt is about.

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