Another year has passed & I'm sharing with you the shirt I made for Anders 4th (YES, his 4th BIRTHDAY)!
I'm hooked on reverse appliques, I have made shirts many in the past.
Here are the links if you want to revisit them...
This year, we are going with a fire truck theme for a party, so I made the shirt to follow suit. Plus, I secretly hope this will become his "all time favorite shirt" that I need to pry off of him each night to wash to be ready for the next day.
I Googled images until I found one I liked. This one has considerable more detail than previous tees I've made, So I reversed the image, to try something new...
I sandwiched the fabric that I want exposed (black) between the reversed image & the wrong side of the shirt & literally sewed right thru the paper.
(my theory was a double negative, will make a positive)
Here is the exterior. I went over the stitching again for security & because I like a thicker outline of the detail.
Then I cut away the red... again, with this amount of detail & closeness of stitching lines, it was more challenging than past reverse appliques.
I used a scrap piece of white knit fabric & Stitch Witchery for the front of the helmet & cheated with an iron on number (of which I stitched down also)
WARNING: With this amount of detail & closeness's of stitching lines, there was a spot that ripped :(
I went back over the outside edge of the helmet with a small zig zag stitch to fix the hole & try to prevent future tears.
Overall, I do love the look of this shirt & so does Peepers!