Would you believe me if I told you this is one of the easiest things I’ve ever made?
Because it is.
This shirt came about after I found these two cute shirts at my favorite store. (Target, if you’re new here).
As you know, I like to coordinate my girls’ outfits. But there were only two different colors of this cute shirt, and I need three. So what’s a girl to do? Well, make her own!
Here’s what you need:
- scrap fabric
- needle and thread
- sewing machine/accessories
Start off by cutting the sponge into the shape of a circle. I traced the bottom of a cup onto my sponge before I cut it.
Slide some pieces of cardboard into the shirt. You won’t be happy if the bleach seeps through!
Pour some bleach into a shallow dish. I used a pie dish. I started out with a little bit because I didn’t want my sponge to be too saturated; I wanted it to have the texture of the dots on the original shirts. Start sponging the dots in the pattern of your choice. I followed the original shirts’ pattern; kind of offset rows of dots.
Once you’ve done the front, you can go work on something else while it dries.
Once it’s dry, it will look lovely like this.
Then you can flip it over and repeat the process on the back.
After you have done the front and back, take the piece of scrap fabric that you are using for the flower. I folded mine in half, length wise, and did a gathering stitch along the raw edge.Then I pulled the bottom thread so that the fabric was all gathered like this.
Knot off the ends, and then arrange it into a flower. Hand stitch it in place on the shirt.
Now you’re done! Don’t you love it? I love how the sponge gave the circles the same textured look as the original shirts. I also think the bleach gave the same look as opposed to using white paint (which would still look great!)
I love how it looks with this skirt!
What do you think, did I create the same look?
Using bleach was so fun – and so easy! So many fun possibilities! How would you use bleach to create something wearable?