Oh y’all! VBS t-shirts are out for my church! So, while I am so not a t-shirt girl, I am always up for the refashion challenge! 🙂 As a group leader, I will wear my shirt each day that week, so at $5 for 4-5 days, it’s a low-pressure, high-fun project!
By the start of VBS, we had a whole army of cuteness ready to roll out in ruffled cuteness!
The navy shirts worked well with red…
…pink, green, or pretty much any color or pattern!
In 2012, blue shirts with red print called for red ruffles and striped ribbon!
[And yes, even the sleeves got used… eventually.]
And I’ve loved refashioning old shirts and–in the above case–travel shirts like this. so fun and easy!
Maybe match her brothers’ school spirit wear?! [And I’m a huge fan of dressing my kids in matching neon when we’re out at the fair or whatever for easy visibility!]
The boys can have some fun too! Bleach pens to embellish perhaps?
Or add on an iron-on? for the above shirts, I pulled the “Aussie Adventures” VBS logo off the internet, then embellished it with a “crocodile crew” crocodile I drew and scanned in, then printed out on transfer paper (I love the transfer paper for dark t-shirts, even if I am working with light shirts–Avery brand are my fave, found in office supplies at Walmart, Target, office supply stores, etc.). Big Bro got an embellished shirt, and I made my own… in pink, of course! 🙂
Maybe add your child’s name with an iron-on? And–back to the girliness–I have a friend who embellishes her girls’ shirts each year with little rhinestones, fun!
Or maybe turn a shirt into a pair of pants? Add a ruffle for girls. 🙂
Or, if you are looking for another no-sew option, there are some great tutorials out there! [Wobisobi is sort of the authority on t-shirt refashioning, IMHO! Check out her tute for the above vest, and see some of her top t-shirt refashion links here.]
So here’s the back of our shirts this year…
…and the front.
So my wheels are turning! Originally, I thought I’d do this, but that does not work so well with a back printed design… So maybe this? Fun! Hmm…Anyone else out there doing a little t-shirt refashioning this summer? Wheeeee!