Tuesday, August 3, 2010

it's a bird, it's a plane, it's...


Growing up I was conviced that my mom had special powers or something because she always knew what I was up to when I was little. I even asked her one day while we were at a resturant how many fingers I was holding (under the table) and when she guessed right I was amazed and hence forth convinced. I think when we become mothers ourselves we get those 'powers' the moment things go quiet. It's super.

To make your own SuperMom shirt here's what you will need:
I found these shirts at Charlotte Rouse for $3 ea so I bought several doubles of different colours. The thrift store is another great place for cheap jersey knit. I wish I thought of that earlier...oh well. Moving on.
Click on the logo image and save it then print it on reg paper using the 8x10 page layout setting. You do not have to print in colour to save on ink. Black and white will do just fine.

Pin and trace around the logo design making sure that the design is centered on the main shirt. Repeat this step on background knit.

Cut out the outline from the background knit and pin to the other shirt. Sew around the edging and the pattern design.

Cut out several long strips approximately 1 1/2" to 2" wide from the other contrasting colour. (Ribbon could work too) Because I'm using a t shirt I plan on altering, I just used one side of the shirt to make the strips. Good thing I gave up wanting to be a surgeon. Yikes. I see now that a rotary cutter and guide is top on my "To Buy" list. Sew a few strips together to make one long strip. And repeat with the other strips for a total of two long strips.  
To make ruffles stitch along one side with the largest stitch setting on your sewing machine. Pull one thread to gather the fabric. Be careful not to tug too hard or the thread will snap. Tie a knot with the threads on both ends to prevent the ruffles from coming undone. Experience is speaking on this one. Don't worry about running out of ruffle strips. If you do, just make more ruffle strips and overlap them to hide any gaps.

Once you have your pretty ruffle strips, start pinning one along the outline of the design and sew a straight stitch in the center to secure pulling the pins out as you go. Repeat with the other long ruffly strip for the inside 'S'. Snip the loose threads and any extra ruffle and enjoy your new shirt.

Now you can go and conquer the household chores and investigate the silence with your SuperMom skills. ;o)

By the way, in case you ever need to know how to clean up an entire bottle of Baby Powder dumped over carpet and tile, do not use the vacuum what ever you do. It only goes right through the filter and back into the air. Instead, sweep up as much as possible first and then mop up the rest. The nice part is everything will smell so fresh and clean for a few days. Even the cat...



Auntie Em said...

Hahaha!!! Only you Jenn!! :D Maybe next you need to design a 'Super Banana' tshirt!
It must be entertaining in your home!
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Lisa and DJ said...

Oh my. You truly are super. There is no one like you in the whole world!

Kirsten said...

One of a kind. Instead of me making all of it, can I just order one? You rock

PamelaM said...

When do you sleep? lol!

You are super girl and those are sew cute. If only I liked to sew.

Suzanne said...

You really are SUPER Jenn!

Aplanalps said...

I sooo want one of those!!!