kcw summer 2014: ice scream shirt
July 22nd, 2014
I think if you have one artist in the family, the other kids shy away from it. My daughter draws all day long. My sons, barely ever. It’s hard for me to get my youngest to even pick up a pencil. It doesn’t help that he the lone lefty in a family of right handers. But he does know how to write all the letters and if you catch him in the right mood, he’s game.
He’s always in the mood for ice cream, so it wasn’t too hard to get him to write SCREAM! for this shirt. I used my daughter’s 8-scoop ice cream cone drawing that she made for the KCW buttons:
I liked how the color popped on the gray shirt I made for my daughter, so I made another for my son. I changed the colors up on the graphic and used that TAP transfer paper again (affiliate link). My printer randomly decided not to print a small part of the image, but whatever. He loves this shirt! It’s not hemmed because I tried it on him to see if it was a good length and he would not take it off. It was soon covered in dirt and ice cream. Because when you make an ice cream shirt, you’re going to have to take the kids out for ice cream. Wait, didn’t you make an ice cream shirt for him last summer? you ask. Yes, yes I did. But someone threw it up in a tree this winter (unbeknowst to me) and I found it come spring, faded and ripped. Ugh.
I made the shorts too, but they are too boring to even talk about. I started them last summer, but they were way too big. So they sat abandoned on my to do shelf for a year. I picked them up to finish them and first thing I did was sew on of the pockets on wrong side out. Oh well. The pattern is from Happy Homemade vol. 2 (affiliate link). Next time, I might take a cue from Brienne and leave off the seam allowances for a narrower fit.
That’s it for day two: basic, gray shorts and an ice scream shirt! Don’t forget to check out the KCW blog every day this week for more amazing handmade kid’s clothes!