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Wild Thing

Wild Thing

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!).

Lion tee-01

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…

Lion tee-07

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!

Lion tee-02

My son loved it! He went into “lion mode” and we took some fun pictures! (He has a flare for the dramatic!)

Lion tee-03 Lion tee-04 Lion tee-05 Lion tee-06Wild thing… I think I love you!



  • Inês

    April 21, 2015 at 9:46 pm Reply

    Genius!!! LOVE this! Great job.

    • Diana

      April 21, 2015 at 9:50 pm Reply

      Thanks Inês! I’m so happy it worked out!

  • Maria Borges Duarte

    April 21, 2015 at 9:53 pm Reply

    The t-shirt turned out great and I like particularly the embroidery 🙂 It’s funny how they love to play “wild things”!! 😉

    • Diana

      April 21, 2015 at 10:22 pm Reply

      Thanks Maria! I was just reading your post, and had a laugh when I saw the last picture! 😀

  • Louisa

    April 21, 2015 at 10:01 pm Reply

    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!

    • Diana

      April 21, 2015 at 10:25 pm Reply

      Thanks Louisa! Glad you liked it!

  • Sara @ Made by Sara

    April 21, 2015 at 10:06 pm Reply

    Está perfeita Diana!! Amazing work!

    • Diana

      April 21, 2015 at 10:27 pm Reply

      Obrigada Sara!

  • Marta

    April 21, 2015 at 10:29 pm Reply

    Great idea. What a cool tee!
    Such wonderful photos! You two must had fun during the photo shoot.

    • Diana

      April 21, 2015 at 10:35 pm Reply

      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 Mendes

    April 22, 2015 at 1:11 am Reply

    Ficou o máximo! Essa t-shirt cá em casa também fazia mega sucesso! Grande ideia!

    • Diana

      April 22, 2015 at 7:17 am Reply

      Obrigada Soraia!

  • Carla

    April 22, 2015 at 3:20 am Reply

    Owwww, this is the coolest shirt I’ve seen. Amazing job Di <3

    • Diana

      April 22, 2015 at 7:20 am Reply

      Thanks Carla! You’re too kind! <3

  • catarinasimoes

    April 22, 2015 at 9:11 am Reply

    Adorei! Estás uma pró ;)!
    E esse rugido ouve-se daqui 😀

    • Diana

      April 22, 2015 at 9:26 am Reply

      Obrigada Catarina! Isto não foi nada, usei um desenho simples, para não errar muito!

  • Rita @ ConversasdeHermanas

    April 22, 2015 at 10:41 am Reply

    Esta t-shirt ca em casa ia ser um sucesso… Voces sabem do eterno romance do meu filho com o seu leao! ADORO!

    • Diana

      April 22, 2015 at 1:48 pm Reply

      Obrigada Rita! Eu até dizia que fazia uma ao teu filho, mas com uma mãe tão talentosa, nem me atrevo! ;D

  • inspinration

    April 22, 2015 at 1:06 pm Reply

    Wow, I love it! The manes are soo cool and you drew the face so well!

    • Diana

      April 22, 2015 at 1:50 pm Reply

      Thanks Miranda! I think the movement on the mane makes it fun to wear.

  • Ana Sofia

    April 27, 2015 at 6:21 pm Reply

    Super cool!
    Assim vale a pena costurar para rapazes! Congrats Diana 😉

    • Diana

      April 27, 2015 at 8:07 pm Reply

      Obrigada! Há que tornar as coisas mais interessantes, só assim consigo que ele goste!

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