Remember those graphic tee’s that everyone used to wear? The one that stands out in my mind the most is that one all the guys wore — it said, “real men wear pink,” and it was, of course, pink. They were all the rage when I was in high school.
While I did wear my fair share of graphic tees back in the day, my style has evolved and I’m not a big fan anymore….until I saw this one from Sincerely Jules. I love how simple it is, no words (like lots of graphic tee’s), and the feather is so gorgeous. I pinned it months ago, but I finally got around to making it this week because I just ran across an old gap maternity tee that fit the bill perfectly.
I love how it turned out, and it was so simple. Want to make one too? Here’s how I did it:
- blank light colored t-shirt
- black fabric marker (I bought mine at Joann’s)
Step 1. Lay your t-shirt out on a flat surface and put a piece of cardboard (or two magazines, like I did) inside the shirt so the marker doesn’t bleed through to the back.
Step 2. Start with the stem of the feather, then draw the left side of the feather, moving up to the top, then over to the right (do the opposite if you’re left handed, so you don’t smear as you draw). Stretch the fabric away from the pen as you draw to make smooth lines. The shirt may pucker a bit around the marker lines (you can kind of tell in the photo below), but it will flatten out as it dries.
And don’t worry about copying the exact shapes and lines. I copied the basic shapes (as best as I could see*) and then made up all the little lines as I went along, making some close together, and some far apart, some straight, and some curvy.
Step 3. And done! Let the shirt dry for at least ten minutes. Don’t wash for at least two days so the marker can set completely, and wash the shirt inside-out.
* The pinterest link (that I repinned from someone else) was to Sincerely Jules lookbook, and I never bothered to click on the rest of the site. Turns out they still sell the t-shirt, and have a nice front shot of the shirt. That definitely would have been nice to know about before I tackled this project. I wasted a lot of time trying to imagine what the feather looked like underneath her hair and chambray shirt. So mine’s a little different, but I love it anyway.