For my sister's Bachelorette party I couldn't just buy pre-made shirts, and because my crafty pride tends to get in the way, I decided that just designing them ( and having them made somewhere else) wasn't good enough either. I had to do it all. Ten bridal tank tops. Doesn't sound to bad, until you find your inspiration picture and decide you should try to use what you have on hand.
I thought this was fun, and not trashy. So I went with it!
Using my Silhouette SD I cut out the stencils for all the lettering, purchased a martini shape from the silhouette online store, and ta-da!
I decided to stencil the back too, using either "maid of honour" "bridesmaid" or "bride" and then a number, so that they were sports-jersey-esque!
Using my Silhouette I cut everything out of vinyl. That part wasn't bad.
I had white fabric paint on hand, but mixed up the pink using fabric paint medium. If you don't have this stuff you should - you can instantly turn any acrylic paint into fabric paint! Whoot!
I painted these in 2 stages. After the first part was dry, I peeled off more vinyl on the numbers and put the missing part back over top. **don't forget to put something in between the shirt so that it doesn't bleed through!**
I don't have a pic with this part all painted, but I think you get the idea!
I outlined the number with some silver glitter fabric paint just because on some of the shirts the paint bled under the vinyl.
Using the same kind of process I did the fronts
Ta-Da! I don't have pics of ALL ten, but again, I think you get the idea!
They might have taken over my house for a while!
The girls super loved the shirts and donned them when we got back to the hotel. We were going to head out clubbin' but it ended up being a fairly chill night at the hotel which was good too!
The bridal party ended up wearing them again when we went to go get manicures the day before the wedding which was a great idea!
My sister loved her shirt...
If I did something like this again, I would probably just buy Silhouette iron on vinyl and be done with it (or not make so many...or maybe make a party out of making shirts, lol)
Back at the hotel we had a bit of a game where everyone brought Leslie a little something naughty and she had to guess who gave it to her!
The "gifts" included gummy panties, cop set, and whipped cream, to name a few!
Now if you look real close, what does that say...?
YUP! Law EMforcement. LOL I guess that's what I get for stopping at the dollar store!
The last note worthy item of the night was the drunken gummy bears. Or I guess I will call it my drunken gummy bear FAIL!
It looked simple enough - gummy bears, vodka, let sit. I thought I could handle that.
However when you leave your gummy vodka bears in a trunk on a hot afternoon they become gelatinous mess bears!
We poured out the goo and they resolidified and made not bad jello-like shooters, so not quite all was lost!