Hello And Goodbye Shirt

This shirt I made for Eli last year. I’m glad it will fit him this summer. It is the first shirt I ever made and I was feeling pretty intimidated by the idea of adding sleeves at the time.

The images are just Clorox bleach gel pen drawn on black knit material. I attached them with Heat & Bond and then stitched around them with thread that matched the fabric of the collar and around the arms.

The picture on the back of the shirt I copied from a drawing a four year old neighbor had made for me.

Once Eli starts making representational drawings I think I will have quite a bit of fun turning his designs into shirts! (I also like this idea of turning children’s drawings into softies.)

Thanks for reading!

Karen

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12 Comments

  1. Jodi said,

    May 12, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    What a great idea. I love the thought of using the bleach pen to create this artwork. Very clever. Jodi @ http://www.meaningfulmama.com

  2. May 13, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    I love your shirts, Karen!

  3. Maysem said,

    May 14, 2012 at 8:58 am

    I’m loving all your shirts Karen!! You should be selling them in your Etsy!

    • May 14, 2012 at 7:47 pm

      Thanks for the compliment. I’m always afraid they aren’t quite good enough, as any little imperfections that others might not even notice are glaringly obvious to me! Still, once I catch up with my list of things needed for Eli’s wardrobe (he’s just outgrown much of what he has) maybe I will. I should have worked out all the bugs in the pattern and process by then. 🙂

  4. May 16, 2012 at 6:15 am

    wow, I love this idea!

  5. Lauren said,

    May 16, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Eek! How cute is that?! I’d love for you to share over at my link party.

  6. six sisters said,

    May 16, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    These shirts are so cute!! We are so happy that you linked up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday” and we hope you see you back next week!! -The Sisters

  7. worldnosh said,

    May 19, 2012 at 12:05 am

    These are too cute!

  8. Pam said,

    October 27, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Great job on the appliques! They look fabulous.

    • October 29, 2012 at 4:46 pm

      Thank you. It was a lot of fun to make this shirt. I really look forward to when he is making more representational artwork of his own so I can make appliques based on his creations.


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