Monday, May 19, 2008
I previously posted a couple of prototypes for my friends Cory & Natalie's upcoming nuptials. They settled on minty green and chocolate brown for their colors, and I combined elements that they liked of the previous prototypes to come up with this final invitation. I am *almost* done making the order of 50, all that's left is the super tedious part of making the little bows and gluing on the bitty rhinestones.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
I recently discovered the technique of Freezer Paper Printing. This is my first attempt at it, and I think it came out really well. Basically, you take a sheet of freezer paper, cut out a design, iron it onto your fabric and then use fabric paint to stencil on the image. When it dries, peel off the freezer paper and Viola! the results are very similar to screenprinting. I used this picture of Huck and turned it into a silhouette in PhotoShop. After I stenciled on the design, I sewed/embroidered the strings on the birds using a bright orange thread.
A detailed tutorial on freezer paper printing on Flickr: click!
materials I used:
Fruit of the Loom blank toddler t-shirt in size 2T/3T
Reynolds Freezer Paper
Deco Art So Soft Fabric Paint
Sunday, May 4, 2008
These were illustrations made by my 8-year-old niece, translated to fabric appliqués and sewed onto some shirts. I took scanned images of her illustrations and sized them to fit the tank tops. I then used a light box to trace the images onto the fabric and used this technique to apply the appliqués.
Thursday, May 1, 2008
I made this for my Etsy shop (not yet open), but I was having trouble with my thread tension, and the stitching isn't nice enough for me to sell. Ah, well. At least now the new baby will have a bib!
I bought the print fabric from Wal-Mart, if you can believe it! It's a surprisingly great place to find "shabby chic" fabrics on the cheap.