We headed out to find some new shorts and t-shirts for the looooooooong Arizona summers. They need to last for at least the next 6 months. Both kids have now transitioned from the "toddler" section of the store to the "kid" section. What I found with many of the graphic tees is that the content is definitely directed to the older child. I didn't feel that the designs were appropriate for my 5 and 6 year olds.
The alternative was simple. I picked up a stack of plain t-shirts in a variety of colors for each of them. Then I headed to the dollar store to pick up a bunch of adult t-shirts (just a dollar each - which is the perfect price since they were going to be cut up - I can't get used t-shirts that cheap) in a variety of colors and headed home.
I searched a bunch of my favorite children's specialty retailers for ideas and was excited when I came across the Spotty Dotty T-Shirt from Mini Boden. I loved 3-D effect on this shirt and knew that my daughter would too! What I didn't like was the $28 price tag.
|Source: Mini Boden|
I grabbed my $5 t-shirt, the bag of pom-poms from the kid's art supplies, a needle & some thread!
Using a piece of paper and a hole punch I created my pattern. I folded the paper, cut out a heart shape and placed it on the shirt, adjusting the pattern until I liked the size and placement. I then punched holes in the edge of my pattern about every inch. Placing the pattern back on the t-shirt, I used a washable marker to place a small dot in each hole.
I then determined my pattern and began sewing each pom-pom in place.
This was a relatively simple project and such a fun way to embellish a simple t-shirt. Mini Boden also offers their Spotty Dotty shirts in the shape of a star and a butterfly but really, the possibilities with this are endless.
Tomorrow I will be back sharing a fun t-shirt refashion for my son! See you tomorrow.
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