It is no big secret that I have an obsession when it comes to embellishing my kids shirts or mine for that matter. You know it's bad when my son complains about a plain shirt; "Mommmmmm, this shirt doesn't have ANYTHING on it!" So what I'm I to do? To appease my little fans, I change up their shirts, just a little.
I give it the MOMMY TOUCH.
See the eyes...no eyes really...
now look how much better rocker panda looks...just by sewing on buttons
Brontosaurus' skeleton looks like it has something to say...
...he does!! I made a freezer paper stencil for this shirt.
Trex's eye seems off with his large head...
so I sewed on a large button...he's looking good now.
I really liked this shirt when I bought it...
but seriously DUDE...this is much better, just use fabric paint.
Another dino shirt...although the bottom blue head sure pops...
it looks better with orange fabric paint...I just filled in the lines and smooched a button in the eye socket
True story: All I did to this shirt was iron on the strip of rhinestones to the front. Neighbor's kid was over and she said, "Oh I have that shirt too!" and when she took a second look she said, "Oh never mind, mine doesn't have diamonds." It's easy to make your child's store bought clothes different from the rest.
Another simple striped shirt...but add a store bought iron-on applique
...bet you no other kid has one like this.
I did sew it after I ironed it on...just to make sure it stays on.
I hope I've given you some simple ways to give your kid's clothes the MOMMY TOUCH.
Pretty soon, no shirt will be left untouched...just like at my place.