Shannon Berrey

Spirit Week

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

I have kept the sewing machine hot this week. It is Spirit Week at our high school which

 means a different theme/outfit everyday. Monday was ‘Decades Day’, so, of course,

Maris decided to don her 80’s attire. She couldn't find any pink legwarmers {need I remind

 you that our little town doesn’t have any malls, teen clothing stores, Claires—nada..within

 60 miles} I searched Wal-Mart with no success.

Enter plan B:

I bought a big pink sweatshirt for $7.

Know where I am going here?? Look closely and you can see the legwarmers in the above pic.

I cut off the sleeves, straightened up the hems a bit and folded

over the top to create a small hem.

  

 

I thought she rocked the 80's .

Tuesday came along and it was all about the 'Pink Out’ in honor of Cancer Awareness Month.

Remember when I made the volleyball team these? Well, this week I got busy with this pile:

 

 

A few minutes at the sewing machine and 6 yards turned into these pretties:

 

 

 

 

The JV team {on the floor} made awesome tie-dyed pink shirts and the Varsity team sported

Breast Cancer Awareness socks with their sparkly headbands.

 

 

There was pink support everywhere.

 

 

Even the ball was pink!

Then we moved on to today..

'Character Day'.

 Maris decided to go as, well, who else..baseball legend, Roger Maris.

For those unfamiliar with Roger Maris:

 

 

My Maris isn't named after him, but, she does get questioned about it often *. We didn't have time to order an official Roger Maris Yankees shirt {and I am cheap} so I bought a long-sleeve blue t-shirt from Wal-mart along with a pack of iron-on letters.  

 

 

 

 

After 'Maris' was ironed on {which was super easy}, I used frog tape to make a #9.

Using a combination of white craft paint mixed with textile medium, I started applying this

 in thin layers to the 9. 

{make sure you put a book or a piece of cardboard inside the shirt to prevent any bleed through}

 

 

 

 

It's really important to do this in thin layers so the paint doesn't bleed under the tape

{I used a hair dryer after every layer to speed up the process}.

 After I pulled off the tape, I was left with this:   

 

 

     

 

 

I turned it over to add the New York Yankees logo to the front. I found this image online:

 

 

 

 

I taped off a 4" {ish} area on the front left chest of the shirt and used chalk to sketch out the logo.

 

 

 

 

With a small paintbrush, I painted over the chalk lines. When it was dry, I used a damp cloth to wipe off any chalk lines that were left.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She threw on some baseball pants and called herself a Yankee

 

 

 

 

but, only for today.

 

Twin Day is tomorrow followed by the Talent Show and Homecoming on Friday.

I guess Mr. Sewing Machine and I will have yet another midnight rendevous. 

 

* we actually first heard {and loved} the name Maris on the TV show Frasier. Maris was Miles' never-seen

wife...remember?? 




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