Saige is committed to awareness of the arts and the importance of them in schools and learning. What better way for her to express her passion than an outfit created just for her by a girl who shares her passion? This outfit was designed and made by Zoe, age 7.
You will need:
- Doll Size Jeans and White T-Shirt (We used the outfit from Springfield Dolls – you can get it online or at Joann, Michaels or AC Moore)
- Embroidery Flosses and Needle
- Pen that washes out in water
- Phoomph 9X12 Stiff-White
- Laura Kelly Buttons from Buttons Galore
- Aleene’s Tacky Glue
- Print out the doodle patterns as a PDF file
The first step is to write your message on the t-shirt. The pattern above has the words “Art Rocks” so if you don’t think you can get it spaced right; you can hold it up to a window under the shirt and trace it. Then you use different colors of floss to stitch the letters. We have found that floss from Coats and Clark tangles less than the others.
To embellish the doll size jeans, Zoe used felt, Phoomph and buttons. Phoomph is a really cool product you can use to give fabric shapes a 3-D look and to give them more strength – it can be found at the craft store. Cut a small piece of felt into a square and back it with Phoomph. Then draw (or trace one of our doodles from the pattern) on the other backing of the Phoomph to cut out. After it is cut out, peel the Phoomph and stick it to the jeans where you want it. Zoe made a flower for one side.
And then she made a heart for the other leg. To attach the buttons she used Aleene’s tacky glue.
She was so excited that she decided to stitch and Phoomph felt Saige’s cap too. Keeping our faces from the sun is a good way to protect our skin after all!
Happy finding ways to embellish your clothing and supporting arts everywhere you go!
PS – Don’t forget to enter to win the mega art supplies giveaway from Laura Kelly that will be ending Friday!