pants: 7s top: self-made (tut to come) shoes: thrifted necklacke: grandma’s
I stenciled this late late, and I mean late, monday night, then woke up early to sew it together before a BIG family event in Washington State. Then I flew back to Provo that night, did some filming this morning in American Fork, then rushed home to finish everything up! PHEW!!! Me oh my!
I thought stenciling was an old school, 80s craft that was totally out of fashion. But little did I know, it is the BEST way to add pattern to a shirt. Adding pattern with freezer paper takes forever with the cutting and the ironing and you throw the paper away after using it (I tried it on this top). Stamps aren’t always consistently even and clear, and more prone to error. I literally had NO errors with this top and it took me and hour and a half to stencil. SOOOOO awesome. I’m stenciling everything now, just like my mom used to. She is who got me hooked! Watch out 80s craftin’…here I come.
stencils (martha stewart)
1. Put paper between layers of shirt
2. Place stencil to the shirt and hold as flat as possible. Lightly press the sponge over and over, to create the most perfect stencil. If you want you can mark where you want every single stencil. I eyeballed it.
3. Pull the stencil off and keep on stenciling some more, no need to wait for drying.
LAST and very importantly:
Stick this in the dryer or iron it to heat set it the fabric paint and make it permanent.