Monday, February 21, 2011

Monsterbrella Trompy-day

Yesterday Arjun and I designed a shirt together.
We worked on a sketch together.   

Our influences included this book:

This song:

And this movie:

We recently watched the original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie.  I fell in love with the color combination in Charlie Bucket's outfit.  This is the best picture I could find of it.  I love the bright green and teal plaid with the navy jacket.  I designed a Spoonflower fabric while we were watching and ordered it in an organic knit.  By the time it arrived I still didn't know what I would do with it.  All I knew was that I was going to combine it with navy and olive.
So.... When we finished our design I chose T shirts to recycle and cut the pieces for a hoodie.  I used the body, sleeves and hood from two different patterns and the pocket from the Lil Blue Boo hoodie pattern.  I cut out a stencil from freezer paper and painted.

I stitched it all together and then I waited for Sweet Pea to wake up and try it on.

HE LIKES IT!  He calls it:  "Monsterbrella Trompy-Day"

He wore it to the puppet show at the museum today.

Some action shots:

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Panda Shirt

Arjun's good friend at school LOVES pandas.  He is the inspiration behind this shirt.  While I was stitching it I realized that of course it should have black sleeves and a hood.  The next ones will....

 Arjun loves his panda shirt almost as much as he loves lollipops...

 And sharing...

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Iggy Suit

For Christmas, I made him an Iggy suit, complete with patterned shirt, sleek black pants and green hightops.  They are still all a bit big for him, but he loves wearing them.
I silkscreened the pattern using cut-up contact paper. 

Relaxing at school on his birthday...