Tuesday, September 1
Pretty in Pink Altered T-Shirt by Margot Potter for I Love to Create
This swanky top began life as a Fruit of the Loom boy’s value pack t-shirt. My daughter was mortified when I stood in the middle of the boy’s aisle at the store store and suggested OUT LOUD that we buy them and decorate them for her to wear. Can you imagine?
What is the fun of being a parent if you can’t humiliate your kid in public?
All joking aside...I wanted something with a more generous cut so I had more fabric with which to work. I always have a plan, even if it appears evil to my tortured teen.
That was my evil parent laugh.
Okay then...here’s the project!
Pretty in Pink Altered T-shirt
Teen Craft Project
Margot Potter The Impatient Crafter for I Love to Create
Fruit of the Loom bulk pack white boy’s t-shirt
Black grosgrain ribbon ½” thick
3 safety pins
Tulip Fabric Spray Paint Hot Pink, Soft Pink, Violet Pink
Tulip Metallics Dimensional Fabric Paint Black
Crafty Chica Glitter Be Bop Black
Aleene’s Stop Fraying
Complements Border Stencil Graceful
T-shirt form or cardboard insert to slide between tshirt layers while decorating
1. Pre-wash t-shirt. Slide your t over an insert or a form. This prevents the paints from seeping on to the back of your shirt.
2. Use your fingers to scrinkle the shirt on the left side. Spray a thin wash of each color, don’t overspray! Work paint from left to right, making coverage less dense on the right side.
3. Rescrinkle (it’s suggested that you wear gloves for this step.) Paint another thin wash of your colors. Allow to dry.
4. Pour black fabric paint on bubble wrap...spread with brush.
5. Dab on t, filling in the center of the spray painted areas. Allow to dry.
6. Place stencil on an angle across painted part of t.
7. Use stencil brush to apply black paint through stencil, dabbing the brush as you work to prevent paint from slipping under stencil.
8. While paint is still wet and stencil is still on your shirt. Pinch glitter on wet paint and gently rub in with your finger. Use a heat tool to adhere glitter, don't overheat or you'll melt your stencil! Remove stencil after paint has dried.
9. Cut neckline from shirt, leaving a 1” border on each shoulder. Cut along the top seam on the right border.
10. Use safety pins to secure this closed.
11. Cut along the top of each sleeve working up to the seam.
12. Cut a small slit on each side of the opening on the bottom of each sleeve.
13. Thread with a ribbon, tie ribbon and cut ends on the diagonal.
14. Cut a small slit on each side of the seam at the shoulder on the left side. Thread and tie another ribbon..
15. Use Aleene’s Stop Fraying on ribbon ends and allow to dry. Remove ribbons and safety pins when washing shirt.