I hope that you've all enjoyed the past week, wether or not you were stuffing your face with holiday foods. Things are going well around here. In the time since my last craft fair I've been able to spend a little time catching up on projects. (I signed up for another fair this weekend, so the catching up didn't last long).
I bought a basic long sleeve shirt at Wal-Mart, and turned to my trusty x-acto knife and freezer paper to make a stencil. I stenciled a basic serif "W" onto some blue interlock knit. Once the paint was dry I adhered wonder under to the wrong side of the knit, Trimmed the blue knit to leave a small border around the stencil, and appliqued the letter to the shirt. Pretty simple.
I used my Super Hero Cape pattern to make him a matching cape. Initially I wanted to design something more elaborate, but my cousin insisted that all he wanted was a W. I actually love how both pieces turned out. I think that the metallic paint, and shiny knit, do a great job of creating a bit more visual interest.
So, I'm totally fine with boys wearing metallics. Am I alone in this? Do you think it's okay?
Should you want to make a similar project, here are a few helpful tutorials to help you along the way:
Appliqueing with Knits
Sewing Straight Lines
Freezer Paper Stenciling
Super Hero Cape Pattern