Shrimps and Snails.

Shrimps and Snails.

Casper was such a trooper going outside to take these pictures. I can’t get over how adorable his shrimp are. He asked for ghost shrimp on his shirt, and after looking at some shrimp pictures, I didn’t think I could render a shrimp drawing. I love how kids have no inhibitions like that. “Sure mom, you want me to draw the shrimp! No problem.”


I’m glad I chickened out of drawing the shrimp because his versions are adorable, but I feel like there is a lesson to be learned here. Why let my fear stop me? There are so many things I don’t do because I don’t know what I’m doing. I’m going to try to be more like Casper and just do stuff.

Take a picture of this shrimp too!
Take a picture of this shrimp too!

A while ago Casper made a book about his fish tank, and these snail drawings were featured. I really love how they look on the shirt.

Do I get a jellybean for this?
Do I get a jellybean for this?

For this shirt I used the flatlock feature on my serger. Usually for T-shirts I use my serger and my coverstitch. Flatlocking means I can do hems and seams with my serger; makes sewing up a shirt super quick.

Both shirts were stenciled with freezer paper cut on my silhouette cameo. I’ve finally conquered the trace feature in the silhouette software thanks to this tutorial.

kid's clothes week

The Details
Pattern Ottobre 6/2013 – 35 Size 116
Fabric (Shrimp) Type  Teal Blue Jersey Knit
Content 50% Rayon, 47% Polyester, 3% Lycra
Stretch Factor 50%
Fabric (Snail) Type Spa Green Jersey Knit
Content 100% Rayon
Stretch Factor 50%
Ribbing (Snail) Type  Spa Green Ribbed Knit
Content  100% Rayon
Stretch Factor  75%
Notions Pebeo Glitter Paint Diamond for the shrimp, Pebeo Transparent Fabric Paint for the Snails

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