Kid’s Clothes Week is on!!! How exciting! Have you seen the project pool? So much creativity!
Last season I only made a t-shirt, but this time I want to make a bit more. Last week, I spent it coming up with a few ideas, drafting, testing, cutting… so that on day 1 I could start sewing.
So it’s day 2 and my first project is done! (Yaaayyyy!)
I felt so inspired by my fellow contributors, that I wanted to step out of my confort zone (Well, not too far out, I still made a t-shirt!).
I decided to make a Lion tee, using the Rowan tee pattern, with a face in the front and (some how) add a mane.
For the lion’s face, I drew it on the front of the t-shirt, and then used a tight zig-zag stitch, to embroider it. On the wrong side, I used fusible interfacing, to give the knit more structure, so it wouldn’t end up deformed, because of the zig-zag. I was going to sew a couple of buttons, for the eyes, but I think I prefer it as it is…
For the mane (or in this case, more fringe than mane! :P), I used a knit in the same color of the back, traced the top part of the front panel pattern and sewed it along the shoulders and neckline, to the front panel of the tee. To finish and give it some movement, I just cut it in strips. Simple as that!
My son loved it! He went into “lion mode” and we took some fun pictures! (He has a flare for the dramatic!)
Wild thing… I think I love you!
InêsApril 21, 2015 at 9:46 pm
Genius!!! LOVE this! Great job.
DianaApril 21, 2015 at 9:50 pm
Thanks Inês! I’m so happy it worked out!
Maria Borges DuarteApril 21, 2015 at 9:53 pm
The t-shirt turned out great and I like particularly the embroidery 🙂 It’s funny how they love to play “wild things”!! 😉
DianaApril 21, 2015 at 10:22 pm
Thanks Maria! I was just reading your post, and had a laugh when I saw the last picture! 😀
LouisaApril 21, 2015 at 10:01 pm
What a fun shirt! I love the face. I would never have thought to zig zag over hand drawn lines list that. What a cool idea!
DianaApril 21, 2015 at 10:25 pm
Thanks Louisa! Glad you liked it!
Sara @ Made by SaraApril 21, 2015 at 10:06 pm
Está perfeita Diana!! Amazing work!
DianaApril 21, 2015 at 10:27 pm
MartaApril 21, 2015 at 10:29 pm
Great idea. What a cool tee!
Such wonderful photos! You two must had fun during the photo shoot.
DianaApril 21, 2015 at 10:35 pm
Thanks Marta! It was the first time, in a while, that he wanted to take some photos. I didn’t have to ask him, he just started acting like a lion.
Soraia de Sousa MendesApril 22, 2015 at 1:11 am
Ficou o máximo! Essa t-shirt cá em casa também fazia mega sucesso! Grande ideia!
DianaApril 22, 2015 at 7:17 am
CarlaApril 22, 2015 at 3:20 am
Owwww, this is the coolest shirt I’ve seen. Amazing job Di <3
DianaApril 22, 2015 at 7:20 am
Thanks Carla! You’re too kind! <3
catarinasimoesApril 22, 2015 at 9:11 am
Adorei! Estás uma pró ;)!
E esse rugido ouve-se daqui 😀
DianaApril 22, 2015 at 9:26 am
Obrigada Catarina! Isto não foi nada, usei um desenho simples, para não errar muito!
Rita @ ConversasdeHermanasApril 22, 2015 at 10:41 am
Esta t-shirt ca em casa ia ser um sucesso… Voces sabem do eterno romance do meu filho com o seu leao! ADORO!
DianaApril 22, 2015 at 1:48 pm
Obrigada Rita! Eu até dizia que fazia uma ao teu filho, mas com uma mãe tão talentosa, nem me atrevo! ;D
inspinrationApril 22, 2015 at 1:06 pm
Wow, I love it! The manes are soo cool and you drew the face so well!
DianaApril 22, 2015 at 1:50 pm
Thanks Miranda! I think the movement on the mane makes it fun to wear.
Ana SofiaApril 27, 2015 at 6:21 pm
Assim vale a pena costurar para rapazes! Congrats Diana 😉
DianaApril 27, 2015 at 8:07 pm
Obrigada! Há que tornar as coisas mais interessantes, só assim consigo que ele goste!