Friday, April 18, 2008

Fancy Tee



The internet is wonderful—there are so many great ideas. I’m all about stealing different ideas and using tutorials. It’s one of the reasons I’ve gotten so into sewing lately—there are so many great projects out there. Well, after lots of copying I’m happy to say this is finally a project I thought up myself! Well, sort of. I love the clothing at Mini Boden. It’s a little different and great quality. We have a few things from there that I found on sale and they have been worn over and over again and we still love them. One of their signature items is the appliqué tees. They are cute and funky and I’ve wanted to order one for Kate for a while. But $25 is a lot to pay for a tee shirt even for myself, let alone Kate who will spill who knows what on it. So I thought, “Hey, I can do this myself” and I did. It was really simple. I found this tee on clearance at Old Navy for $2 and used scrap fabric I had at home. A little heat-n-bond lite, some tracing and zig zag stitching and Kate’s got a new shirt! I can’t wait to do another one. I’m thinking the ice cream cone is next. This would be great for spiffing up onsies or little boy tees too. And in full disclosure, I did use this tutorial for instructions on the appliqué.

5 comments:

Spencer Family said...

These make great baby shower gifts. We happened to move into a ward where it seemed like everybody was pregnant so I whipped up a bunch of cute onesies and gave them in sets of three with a pair of baby legs. Everybody thinks they are so cute and my little secret is they are so inexpensive. Kate is lucky to have such a crafty momma!

sandee said...

I can't decide which is cuter....the tee or the little girl in it! Darling shirt Jill Love mom

Jill said...

So cute Jill! I was just looking at those from Mini Boden yesterday. Would have never known that you made it! Thanks so much for the "baby legs". They work PERFECTLY!! You are so talented!!

Jamie C. said...

That is so adorable! I love the idea of a shower gift with a few of those wrapped up and some baby legs. We'll have to watch ourselves, if we give away all our secrets what will we give for showers and birthdays? :) I might just have to try this one!

mikodesign said...

great t-shirt and such asweet photo!