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!