Thursday, September 12, 2013

PRP: Starburst and Stripes Tee

 My first post.. how exciting!! I've been a long time follower of Project Run and Play, and have finally decided to try out a few sew-alongs.

When I read the themes for this season I sort-of dismissed this week.  Don't get me wrong, I love candy.  But when I think of candy I think of bright, crazy, over-the-top and in-your-face colors! And that is so far from my personal aesthetic I wasn't even going to try.

But then a Mini Boden catalog arrived in the mail and while looking through it with my son he found a shirt he LOVED.  This shirt to be exact.   And of course the first thought in my head was "I can totally make that!"  Gears started turning in my head about how I could incorporate this into PRP and, while, here we are!

So here it is:  our starburst and stripes tee

A nice basic raglan long sleeved shirt with a bright bold star to reference his new favorite candy: starburst!  I'm in love with how the shirt turned out.  Thankfully he loves it to, so we'll get lots of use out of it this winter.  

A few more details if you're interested:
Fabric:  The charcoal is an old tee of mine.  The striped is interlock from Joanns.
Star:  Acrylic paint mixed with textile medium, freezer paper stenciled on.
Excuse the lack of pictures.  I snapped these quickly on the way out the door to preschool with intentions to take close-ups later on.  While, he came home from preschool  a complete mess so that wasn't going to happen.  But come back next week, I've got something totally awesome in the works for plaid week, can't wait!


  1. Welcome to the blogging world. I'm still pretty new too and this is also my first time playing in the project run and play sew along. Starburst are one of the candies that kept popping into my head for this challenge too but I ended up going with Almond Joys. I love this shirt. My son needs one like this. I'm pinning it so I can remember to make him one. :-)

  2. What an adorable shirt! Welcome to the world of blogging! Have fun!

  3. I love raglans! Especially with mixed fabrics. I've just started experimenting with stenciled designs--love the look of yours!

  4. This is so fun. And I love that you added the star symbol to the chest perfect for your little superstar.
    With Love,
    PS. Welcome to the blogging world and I am glad that you have decided to start with Project Run and Play because you won't find a sweeter group of bloggers anywhere. You will fall in love or at least I know we have. Can't wait to see what you will make in the future.

  5. your shirt turned out so cute! Love that this is your first post, I'm happy to be here. I linked up a Milky Way inspired outfit for my son... SO much fun! Emily@nap-timecreations

  6. Love the interpretation of the starburst candy! Project Run and Play is what started me blogging too! I can't wait to see more from you!

  7. Love this!
    Perfect for fall, that is quickly upon us.
    Great job and welcome!!

  8. I can not tell you how much I love this tee!!!! It is so cute....and totally looks like you bought it (biggest compliment in my book!)

  9. Love the pop of orange! Thanks for linking up to Embellish is for BOYS!

  10. Hello! You have won the sewalong prize for week 1 of Embellish is for BOYS! Please contact me at jdewit AT xplornet DOT com to claim your prize :)