Monday, December 26, 2011

Geek Shirt

Everyone's favorite droid

on a no-sew shirt for the husband for Christmas.

Freezer-paper stencil, in case you were wondering.

Love it even in relief.

With paint - very Vader-esque, actually.

In spite of how it looks, it took me a lot less time than I thought it would. It was printed, cut, ironed, cut, peeled and wrapped in less than 4 hours (excluding overnight drying time, I mean). Faster than sewing anything. Packing the kids in the car to go shopping for the Tshirt took longer than that.

Thanks to Holly for the stencil art - in a serendipitous late-night email correspondence, we got to talking about Star Wars stenciling. You should see her son's Star Wars Lego shirt. And this other Clone Trooper shirt. And - be still, my heart - the Millennium Falcon shirt. And then she sent me this R2 to work with. I had so much fun with it that I don't think I'll enjoy anything less intricate than this in the future. Help. 


  1. I always enjoy reading Holly's blog!

    Your shirt looks amazing. Somehow, my geeky husband missed out on the Star Wars obsession. I don't understand how! I'm not sure he's even seen the original trilogy!

  2. Wow! I'm not a Star Wars fan, but that's absolutely amazing. And your train set in the last are a crafting goddess!

  3. oooh, it looks amazing, and just like I imagined it would! (I'm realizing now that I much prefer the slightly grungy paint/stencil look for these shirts than the iron-on transfer stuff I used for some of mine). I love the round earbud cases you made, too. I've had that tutorial bookmarked for a while.


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