i like easy projects that take little time/effort but leave me feeling all crafty-satisfied, like this nice pile of tshirts that i funked up with some fabric patches. the girls scurried off to their drawers and dug out all plain tshirts and together we decided what to put on what.
the matryoshka doll was cut off a too-small-too-stained top, and reminds ivy of her bff in perth - lilith (who gave her the original top). this is her favourite and is worn all the time - i'm sure that when she outgrows the tshirt we will be snipping the doll off again and stitching to something else!
i love japanese fabrics (especially all things echino), but it is so pricey. so i buy the tiniest piece of it and then use a patch for something fun like this. the fabric used above is so great as you can use all the different squares as patches. oh and we are all so in love with the owl & pussycat!
this yellow stripey was a onesie that i cut the bottom off. with all these layers and his huge cloth bum, onesies don't seem practical anymore for my giant boy - but it's still a good size for a tshirt. my serger is out of action so i zig-zagged around the bottom where i'd cut.
the house is my fave! i want to do more piecing designs like this. i've found it's much easier to sew all the 'bits' of your design (ie inside of the flower, or on the house the windows and door) before sewing the larger piece onto the tshirt.
i'm hoping to make a lot more for banjo as he grows as i'm really not into all the boy logos you can get on tshirts (why does everything have a bear holding a spanner, or giant sports numbers on it?), so i'll be covering up those thrifted finds with some fun fabric!
links to some boy fabrics i love:
oh the fun that can be had with some smelly old tshirts and pretty piles of fabric!
(women's tees leftover from market will be in my etsy SOON!)