Some may like pink or blue or yellow or red, but purple people LOVE purple!

Some may like pink or blue or yellow or red, but purple people LOVE purple!

Purple Pocahontas Button tShirt

I was getting a bit discouraged.  I made a pledge to do one purple craft a week from my birthday in September of 2009 til my birthday in 2010.  It’s been rather difficult to come up with new ideas each week especially when a few of them went awry.   But I could hardly wait to show THIS one to you!  After a few disappointing Purple Projects, I am ecstatic to report another rousing success!  Please leave your comments on this one; I need a little encouragement after the last few weeks!

I decided to try a completely new approach in order to do something with the excessive amount of white tShirts I have.  I had an idea which my daughter says makes me look like Pocahontas.  I started with another white (actually it was downright yellowing) tshirt:

I dyed it purple and left it in for quite a long time in order to get it a deep purple color.  Then I used fabric glue to add on some purple buttons.  I used two different kinds of buttons in a random pattern.  Then I put silver glitter puff paints on top of the buttons with ridges.

Next, I decided to take in the waist to make it a bit more form fitting. I gathered a pleat on each side and sewed a purple button on each side of the pleat.  I filled in the insides of the buttons with silver puff paint in order to match the rest of those purple buttons and to hide the thread.  Here it is:

I love it!  What do you think? Please leave your comments!  And have a GRAPE Day!