basketball shorts

A.Wise

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Has anyone framed basketball shorts. I've been doing the jerseys and putting foamcore inside the shirt and making it larger to stretch the shirt. But the shorts??? They don't lay flat and bunch in the wrong places. We decided to fold them in half and mount them that way (no bunching and they are signed so that will show) But still not easy to stretch. Any ideas?
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JRB

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Why must they lay flat? Why not frame them just the way they would look naturally? If you want to make them perfectly flat, so they look like a print, why not take a photo and frame that?

I do not understand why we want to stuff jerseys with foam core, pull and stretch objects so they look totally like they could ever possibly look in real life.

This is why we shadow box things, so they will look natural, lumps, folds, bulges, whatever. Reconsider what you are doing, sew them to a backing and frame them the way they are supposed to look.

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A.Wise

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The customer likes the jerseys to lay flat so the signature can be seen that is on the jersey number. He also has us attaching tickets, photos, passes etc on the jersey. The shorts are a different story. If they lay like they are normally worn they bunch in the wrong areas. You know what I mean?? Bulging in areas that shouldn't bulge but are suppose to bulge in those areas in normal wear. The same customer that has the shorts already has 6 other jerseys that lay flat so we are trying to keep things uniform. (no pun intended)
 

Baer Charlton

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Foam core with a bed of batting....

I know, I know . . . wrong sport.... yuk yuk yuk.

THAT was a Yo joke..

we stick about 2" of polyester batting between the foamcore and the front of the shorts....

Sometimes a little more, sometimes a little less batting in certain areas, if you catch my drift...

either way, they don't bunch up on you. Stitch em down real good, or they go jailin' short time.
 

Rozmataz

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Why not try putting a piece of (plexi, whatever) in the waistband to stretch that out side to side so the bunches aren't so bunchy in the "wrong" places and hang better...

You know if you hold up a pair in front of you and you stretch them to see if they will fit the waist!?!!
 
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