Thursday, February 19, 2015

Sling Shot Muscle Tee

Project Run and Play's challenge for the month is this muscle tee.
I was excited, because I've been wanting to make something for Delsin.
But it seems like all I've had time to do lately is patch the knees in his jeans, and replace the zippers on his backpacks.  In other words, all of my sewing time has been consumed with mending.
But that's not to say I've been doing much mending either.
Kai sold and we've delivered 814 boxes of Girl Scout cookies.
Delsin has sold 50 camp cards for Cub Scouts.
I've had a granny pass away in the past week and a half.
Another granny become cancer free after surgery, chemo, and another surgery last week.
 So, as always, I've been very busy.

But I wanted so badly to make at least one shirt for this month's project.
Since I'm leaving town for a week, at lunch time today, I knew my last chance was last night.
I went to bed at 4:30 this morning, but I made the exact shirt I wanted to give Delsin. 

First of all I went to the closest fabric store and bought a couple of different knits they had.  Well, the only two knits they had.  One was white and one was white and black blocks.  Kinda like a checker board, but HUGE blocks.  Delsin wanted red.  I wasn't going to drive to the other fabric store an hour away, or order anything and wait for it to arrive, but I was lucky enough to find a dress in my fabric stash.  It was a dress from Cache' that my Granny (the one with cancer) had given me.  Someone had cut the shoulders of the dress, so I put it in my fabric stash.  It took me several hours to deconstruct the dress so I could save the elastic too, but I had plenty of fabric after that.  Nice!

I've been wanting to try out doing a freezer paper stencil for a couple of years now.
This seemed like the perfect time.
I've also known that I wanted to make Delsin a shirt with a sling shot on it.  He's had a love for slingshots for a few years now.  And one day he and my daddy, his Papa, got together and made a slingshot together.  Papa had picked out the tree branch a long time before and it's something very special to Delsin.
After I drew out the sling shot on freezer paper I decided to see if I could make putting his name on it, to match his actual sling shot.

It turned out!

Thanks for checking it out!


  1. What a great shirt. It's personalized perfectly for him.

  2. Nicely done, mom. I bet he loves it!

  3. I love when clothing has a story behind it like this!

  4. Thanks Y'all! He does absolutely love it. He put it back on as soon as he could

  5. I'm impressed with your stenciling! I've tried it a few times and I'm nowhere near that neat.

  6. Thank you Beth! I have to admit I surprised myself on that one.

  7. Great shirt, the story behind it is beautiful!

  8. Wow you have been busy! So glad though that you were still able to sew along.