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.
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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!!