Image Map

Sunday, July 7, 2013

A Striped Tye Dye Shirt for July 4th: Summer Of Joann

A few weeks ago I was invited by Joann Fabric & Craft stores to make a project with my kids based on 72 kids projects featured in Joann's Spring Kids Crafts Ideas.
The project on my left was my inspiration.
I had made some hand painted American flag shorts for Gigi last year and they still fit her. They tend to do a lot of growing UPWISE but not so much WIDTHWISE at this age.
A red, white, and blue tye dye t shirt was just the thing that she needed to go with her shorts!


Tie Dye Stripes
We were going to the home of our good friends, who have a lovely home in the hills of Malibu for the fourth of July after a day at the beach. They are a creative family, and built their own home themselves. They raise chickens, grow their own food ,and run a successful pre school on their property. It's just lovely! And they have great parties with lots of DELICIOUS food!

Tie Dye Stripes

Here is my friend with a few of her former students!

Handmade Tequila ice cream sandwiches !
Our hosts, Everett and Deene.

Everett can still do backflips!

A Malibu view.

The shed/ workroom/ outdoor dining room.

We ate at a long communal table our host made himself.

It was a nice Independence day.





I love the simple beauty of these water bottles in a rustic setting with a vintage tablecloth.
Here are some directions to make your own striped tye dye short. The directions from the original Where's The Beach T Shirt Project shown above can be found here.

I cut down a ladies fitted T I bough at Joann. I chose the fitted t because I liked the smaller neckhole.
I sewed up the sides and lifted up the armholes , using one of Gigi's tees for a template.

I used my hairbands to section off the t shirt then soaked the t shirt in 1 tbsp.soda dye for twenty minutes. We squirted Rit Dye in bottles mixed with  equal parts water on each section, saturating the fabric really well.
It sat for an hour before I removed the bands and  rinsed it. 
Stop by Joann discover-connect to get a 20 percent coupon for Joann stores today!

2 comments:

  1. Looks like a great party with fun hosts! Your littlest has your smile! I want to try the fabric dying where you press shapes into it (like leaves) and set it out in the sun...it's like batik the dying...idk what it's called. Cute project!

    ReplyDelete
  2. what a fun 4th of july outfit! wish I had a little girl to do this with, maybe one day.

    new follower from sisters, sisters

    Sisters, Sisters

    ReplyDelete

Don't be shy! Your comments are really appreciated and fun for me to read! If you have a question I usually respond via e- mail which is easier for me, being a busy mom. Please don't leave anonymous comments, instead just put your name in the Name/ URL box if you don't have an account. Thanks.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...