Wednesday, May 30, 2012

DIY Doll Silhouette Shirt

It has been months since I have posted anything.  I have been in full DIY with everything.  I have done numerous projects since my last post from teacher appreciation, to schools projects and more. So today I decided to rejoin the blogging world.  I will share a few of the projects I have done over the last couple of months on my blog for the next 4 weeks or so.  Today I would like to share the DIY Doll Silhouette Shirt , Zebra Ribbon Leggings, and hair bow I made for my daughter.

Supplies used for T-Shirt: 
White Tank
Black Fabric Paint
Black Acrylic Paint
Zebra Print Ribbon
Zebra Print Fabric
Freezer Paper

Supplies used for Hair Bow
Zebra Print Fabric
Bling Button

Supplies Used For Legging
Black Leggings
Zebra Print Ribbon
Black Stitch Witchery

T-Shirt Instructions
I found a silhouette online. I used a font I had on my computer to make my daughter's name.   I printed the design on regular paper then proceeded to cut out the outline on freezer paper. I placed the freezer paper on top of the shirt with the shiny side down on the fabric.  I used the iron to seal the freezer paper outline in place.   I then proceeded to mix a little of the fabric and acrylic paint together.  I would say I used more of the fabric paint than the acrylic (unsure of exact measurements). I used a sponge brush to apply to the paint to the fabric..  I let the paint dry overnight.  I cut a strip of fabric with pinking shears to create the ruffle around the top. I used ribbon and a bling button to make the hair bow for the shirt.  I also added a ruffle circle next to her name and with another bling button.

Leggings Instructions
The leggings were super easy to do.  I just measure the length of the leggings to cut the ribbon.  I placed the stitch witchery on the bottom and then the ribbon on top and covered with a t-shirt (to keep the wax or vinyl on the ribbon from melting) and iron them both in place.

Hair Bow
I used pink shears to cut the fabric and ruffled it into a circle attached any cover to a barrette.

I had so much fun making this.   My little girl loved wearing her new custom outfit. I am not a great sewing of any kind.  I have a lot to learn.  I really enjoy creating new fashions from things I already have on had. 

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