I made these t-shirts for the last local craft swap of the year. I used a kit from EZScreenprint that Amy recommends in her newest book, Bend the Rules with Fabric. (Fantastic book, by the way!) I wanted to make embellished t-shirts, similar to the ones I have seen from J. Crew. I doodled a bit and came up with a design. I burned my screen in the sunlight (really! so easy!) and then used it to print on t-shirts. After the t-shirts were dry, they sat around my house for a few weeks until the day of the swap when I got busy embellishing.
My vision was an all over beaded design like the one above. That didn't happen because this one shirt took me 2 hours to bead. 2 hours x 6 shirts = way more time than I had. I changed course and ended up embellishing the centers of the flowers/stars/snowflakes (really, whatever you want them to be). They still turned out cute – no picture, though. It was dark when I finished.
I have one shirt left to embellish – it's for me. I'm looking forward to sitting in front of a movie, with needle and thread, and beading. I was surprised to find that I really enjoyed hand sewing and beading together. Who knew it would be so relaxing? Once I get the shirt done, it may be time to make one of these. I think I have everything I need on hand. Perfect for a day when you don't want to leave the house. And it fits in well with one of my goals this year: sew more clothing for me.