This week's challenge for Project Run & Play is a REFASHION. I knew just the thing. I had this gray sweatshirt for my 5 year old son, but realized it was too small for him. I knew with a little work it'd be just right for my younger daughter.
When brainstorming ideas I decided to add a Valentine's day spin on it-- 'tis the season.
Here's how I made it:
1. Print off Heart Page HERE
2. Freezer paper
3. Red and White fabric paint
4. Embroidery thread
5. Shirt or sweatshirt
STEP ONE: Print off heart and trace onto freezer paper. Line sweatshirt with a brown bag or newspaper.
STEP TWO: Cut out heart out of the freezer paper. Iron centered on sweatshirt in place. Place stencil in place, iron down for 30 seconds. Remove the inside heart.
STEP THREE: Paint your heart. I was going for an ombre effect. So I had dark red on top, then added white with each layer going down.
I added three coats. Repeating the process and waiting about an hour between each coat.
STEP FOUR: After completely dry, remove freezer paper and iron down with a towel on top for 30 seconds.
STEP FIVE: With embrodery thread make x's going around the heart. I started with light pink at the bottom, changing threads darker as I went up.
STEP SIX: Now onto the sewing. I cut off the sleeves and resewed the middle to narrow the tummy part.
STEP SEVEN: To make the neck thinner I just folded it to the inside, pinned it all down and zig zagged it down.
STEP EIGHT: I wanted shorter, girlier sleeves, so I cut out a chunk in the middle and reattached the sleeve ribbing.
Again, here's all the changes I made. Simple things to make it so cute.
Why, hello there, sweetheart.
Something about this photo below I am just really drawn to. She looks so sad, but she's not. And you can see baby's head photobombing at the very bottom-- ha, ha.
A perfect shirt for Valentine's Day!