Vada's best buddy Zak (in Portland) is turning 3 next week, so I whipped up this shirt for him. I'm so sad we'll miss his party - it's a Little Einstein theme, and I know Vada would have had such a blast. But it's just too soon for another trip down, especially when we'll be down again next month for a wedding, and then again 3 weeks later for another wedding! Yay for summer weddings!
I like how it turned out, though if I had to do it over, I probably would have used the purple thread to outline the 3. And I would have remembered to use a stablizer right from the beginning instead of after a few inches of sewing! And I'm a cheapie - I just use old dryer sheets for stablizer. Works good enough for me!
Last time, I appliqued the 3 onto the background first, and then appliqued the background to the shirt. The first step didn't work so well, and I ended up with some slight puckering in places. This time I fused the 3 to the background and then fused the background to the shirt, and did all the applique at the same time. Much better!