Sunday, June 26, 2011

On Friday, On Friday, I made shirts on Friday!

 My friend and I are extreme Harry Potter fans!   Yes, my name is Misty and I love Harry Potter.  So, that being said....the final movie is coming out and for those of you who are HP fans you understand the excitement and the sadness.  So, we decided we had to make our own HP shirts for this final movie.  After researching the different photo transfer paper to get, we set out to find shirts.  We both wanted to have black shirts, so I purchased photo transfer paper for dark fabrics.  Here is a link if you are interested in purchasing it too.  My plan was to reconstruct a plan black shirt into something not so plan.  Here is what I wanted my shirt to look like before we transfered our HP pictures onto them.
I love the braided effect and I was only planning on having a small quote of the front and a picture on the back.  So, I figured there would be enough room for them.  Well, I'm not going to get into that shirt right now other than the fact that it was a big fail.  I only did the front so far and I was not liking it at all.  It puckered in weird spots.  I will definitely post the shirt at a different time.  And I plan on going back to try to fix it.  But for now, I still needed a shirt for my HP shirt.  So, I decided to use a regular v-neck shirt and put the transfer photos on it first then add fabric flowers on the collar. 
I didn't take any before pictures, but it was just a plain black v-neck shirt.  The first step was to find a quote that we liked.  I went online and search for Deathly Hallows quotes and quickly found what I wanted.  Then, I searched for Deathly Hallows images.  Once I knew what I wanted, I simply followed the instructions and printed the images onto the transfer paper and let it dry.  Once dried, I cut the image and quote out the way I wanted it.  Then, I peeled off the backing and stuck it onto the shirt where I wanted it and put the rice paper (that comes with the transfer paper) over the transfer and ironed on the hottest heat for 2 minutes.  And viola it was done.

Here is the almost complete shirt.  I still of course have to add the fabric flowers, but I think the shirt came out really good.
this is the front of the shirt

here is the back of the shirt
I can't wait to wear this on July 14th/15th!  And of course I will load some pictures of both my completed shirt, and my friend's shirt.

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