Friday, March 25, 2011

Air Guitar T-Shirt

Last month one of my favorite blogs to read, I Am Momma Hear Me Roar, announced a contest for a boys top and I knew I had to enter. I love making girly things for my daughters with bows and frills and fun over the top-ness but I also love making fun things for my son. He already has his own sense of style. He loves wearing ties, bow ties & hats. He has a favorite t-shirt that he has outgrown but refuses to give up. I see a sweatshirt facing the same fate soon.

His school dress code is solid shirts and pants without extra pockets. Simple and easy but not much fun. After a few days of thinking on it I knew I wanted to make him a fun shirt using freezer paper stenciling because it's so much fun. But I wanted a little something extra. Here's what I came up with.


He loves it. I'm happy with how it came out, though doing it over again I would keep everything black. Against the white freezer paper the gray looked good but not as much against the t-shirt.

Do you see the stitched guitar strings? I used a zig zag stitch on one to give movement. Now he can rock out and do the robot {he really does} with his 'air guitar' t-shirt.'

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18 comments:

  1. Very cute! I love the original idea and love the way you did the guitar strings. My little guy would love that shirt!

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  2. Wow! <3 the design... and you son sports his tee very well!

    Moe

    www.fnghelpingathome.blogspot.com

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  3. I LOVE it! The stitched strings are such a great idea!

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  4. great idea! this is adorable. great job!!

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  5. Love this!! Great work... the zig zag string is the best part! :)
    My son loves guitar shirts too

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  6. That turned out so good! The strings are awesome :)

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  7. This turned out so cute!!! i saw you in the linky party contest!!

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  8. Came across your blog from the contest at I am momma, love your design! My 6 yo would totally dig this. Good luck!

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  9. This is freakin ADORABLE!!!! I LOVE the stitching! He sure looks like he loves it, I think that is SO cool :) Maybe I'll make something for Marcus's birthday next week. GREAT JOB!

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  10. Love the guitar strings! What a great design!

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  11. I love your shirt I love the zig zag stitch guitar string great idea! My son would love this shirt it looks like your son loves his.

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  12. NICE!!! Very nice!!!

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  13. What a great shirt! So much fun.

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  14. Rebecca, the graphics/stitching are so good (along with his pose) that at first I thought he was holding a real guitar. Great work!!! I am loving reading about boy projects since I finally have a nephew! :)

    Thank you so much for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party. :) Have fun finding a new blog friend or two, and I hope you'll visit me at Serenity Now again soon! :)

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  15. I LOVE this shirt! Great job!

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  16. Thank you for all of the nice comments everyone. =] It was exciting to see my idea turn out as pictured. So happy that my son loved it and it's nice seeing it well received by others.

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  17. Your shirt turned out awesome!! Love the idea :)

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