A while ago I pinned this tee (thinking that would be cute to get for our 10 year wedding anniversary coming up)
Surely a typo - right?! Nobody would ever pay $575 for a t-shirt..surely??
I kept looking and discovered one with 30% off (note: it is still $400) and realised it was time to get creative and make my own.
A quick trip to Old Navy to pick up a cute grey tee (at the bargain price of $7.50) and a hop over to JoAnns to get $4 of trim (which I used my 50% off coupon) and I came home with my supplies for the grand total of $9.50
I used Word to track down a font I like and printed it off at the size I wanted.
From then I placed it on position onto the t-shirt (with cardboard inside the t-shirt to avoid any bleed through) and poked lots of little holes into the paper, following the shape of the letters (think dot-to-dot)
With the paper still in place, I then used a sharpie over the holes and when I took the paper away I was able to dot-to-dot them all together and have the outline ready to be filled. (you could use a fancy machine to make your stencils, but in the absence of a Silhouette Cameo in this house, I settled for Word)
I had planned to use fabric paint, but JA's were out of black and I realised pretty quick that black sharpie on cotton fabric would not be washing out anytime soon, so I just filled it in with sharpie.
I did make an error whilst tracing:
and drew an extra line - however, I tried the trick of spraying hairspray onto the mistake and blotting with a tissue until most of it came up.
Because the hairspray then dried and left a mark, I stuck it in the washing machine and dryer and it washed up fine.
I also added a little extra detail on the back:
The trim was super easy to sew on with the sewing machine...and although Moschino's may be more glitzy, for the sake of saving $567.50 they can keep their extra glitz!