As you know Carter LOVES dinosaurs… We draw dinosaurs, read about dinosaurs (I dont think there is a single dinosaur book left in our local library- they are all at our house), have an app about dinosaurs, watch dinosaurs on TV, eat dinosaur pasta for dinner… Im feeling like I pretty much know everything there is to know about dinosaurs right now!
I made the mistake a few days back of saying I could make him a dinosaur t-shirt…. ‘Really Mummy, you could make a t-shirt with a real t rex on it?’ ‘Yes darling, really!’ The excitement that ensued was without equal… and until it got started, relentless.
So we sat down and made one (together) one afternoon when Maia was at school. It was a pretty simple process really – a google search to find a suitable dinosaur (t rex of course), printed it and cut it out… and copied it on to a piece of green (is there any other colour suitable for a dinosaur?) fabric.
I appliqued it onto a t-shirt, going around the edge 3ish times for effect. What this photo doesn’t show you is my ‘helper’ twiddling with machine knobs, pulling at the thread, and at one point sitting under the table ‘helping’ to push the foot pedal….turns out he’s not that patient- who knew?Never fear, it didnt take too long. I finally sewed on a blue (just like Carter’s) felt eye and we were done. He loves it, wore it the rest of the day, to bed that night and all the next day!