Monday, June 11, 2012

Fishing Birthday Shirt

I love how my daughter's birthday shirt turned out this year! (Can you tell I took the photo back in April - there isn't a leaf to be seen in that picture.)

I wasn't quite sure how I was going to do a fishing shirt. My husband showed me a few ideas he found, but they were all more complicated that I wanted to get into. At first I thought about appliqueing the six onto the fish's body like I did with my son's Lego shirt,  but when I was looking at the number six in different fonts, the idea of making the six into a worm jumped out at me. At first I was worried it wasn't "wormy" enough, but my daughter knew, she took one look at it and started giggling, "Mama you made my number a WORM!"

 Except for the T-shirt, I had all the fabric on hand. The fish's body even matches the napkins we used on the table for the party. (Translate that to: Liz bought too much fabric was was thrilled not to waste it!) The fish is so big that he wraps around to the back of the shirt. Too cute.

She loved the shirt so much she wore it when we went out to lunch the day of her party. Unfortunately she dumped an entire glass of Shirley Temple (A.K.A. a kiddie cocktail) down her front! Fortunately, my homemade laundry detergent worked beautifully and got all that grenadine out in the very first wash - but that is a post for another day...


The WoodLand School said...

This shirt is amazing! Even though worms sort of scare me ... I LOVE yours! Lucky, lucky girl you have :-)

Erin said...

This is awesome!