Posted by Lori~
Steve and I are extremely lucky. You see, Steve’s cousin has a three year old son. Not only that, but Steve’s cousin has great taste and has given us all of her son’s outgrown clothes! As a result we have TONS of clothes and rarely do I shop for clothes (except of course at thrift stores, clearance racks (very reduced), consignment shops, e-bay, garage sales (you get the picture)).
When going through my stockpile of clothing—I came across two high quality shirts, adorable, but unfortunately they both had a small stain on them (don’t get me wrong—I can’t recall if they were purchased at a thrift store).
|Shirt One=classic, simple, Baby Gap|
|Shirt one=notice the stain!|
|Shirt two=Hannah Anderson|
|Shirt two=looks like bleach got on it!|
However, the stains wouldn’t come out, but I didn’t want to toss these two shirts! Eureka—an adorable appliqué will do the trick! One of my favorite clothing catalogues for inspiration is Mini Boden. A-DOR-A-BLE, BUT NOT AFFORDABLE!
Using Mini Boden as inspiration, I went to town. And with the assistance of my friend Reagen came up with two FAB ideas.
Shirt one=a giraffe (or now it kind of looks like a dinosaur). Stain gone=MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
|It looks like a giraffe? Or is it a dinosaur!|
|Mur-Man loves it! It reminds him of his "dinosaur" book!|
|One of my FAV Atari games!|
Wonder-Under (fusible interfacing—can be purchased at your local fabric store)
Once the fabric cools, cut the fabric around the wonder-under pattern. Peel the paper off the fabric (there should be a film left on the fabric).
Iron the appliqué onto the shirt. Sew around the edge (either sew close to the edge or use a zig zag stitch).
VOILA—Mur-Man is now wearing customized ART courtesy of THIS WOM (I MEAN MOM)!