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