Monday, July 19, 2010

Stenciled Shirts

For awhile now I've wanted to try freezer paper stencils with fabric paint. A few weeks ago I got myself to Michael's to pick up the paint. I did that before deciding on a stencil pattern or getting freezer paper, so when I saw a package of sticky stencils for fabric embellishing purposes I easily talked myself into buying the stencils rather than making them.

I made a new T-shirt for each of my older kids. There is a possibility that I'll make one for my younger daughter yet, but it would be to assuage my guilt rather than make her feel good - she doesn't really care (yet) that I don't make much for her.

For my son's shirt I used navy blue cotton jersey that has been in my stash for a loooong time and Kwik Sew 2918. My daughter's shirt is made with leftovers of this shirt of mine and Burda 9549, just like this shirt.

Stenciled T-shirts

I didn't get any decent close-ups because my son is constantly in motion. Most of the pictures I took are some variation of this:

Stenciled T-shirts

And it didn't take long before they started looking like this:

Stenciled T-shirts
Pleeease, mom, can we be done now?


With these two shirts, I am done with the summer sewing for my kids. Now we're back to doing laundry once a week.

7 comments:

  1. Very cute! I took your cue and started making t-shirts for my daughter!

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  2. Ah very nice tops ~ & kids too :)

    The stenciling turned out great.

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  3. Good work Renee! Great pics of the little man.

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  4. Very cute shirts. Very cute kids. It's so hard to get the children to pose, but the results are the best!!!

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  5. Those are so cute.

    Trudy
    www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com

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  6. the pics are great! thanks
    (the shirts too)

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  7. and check out that garden!

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