My Dad is leaving for China/Vietnam/ Indonesia and he will be gone for Father’s Day. We celebrated tonight with dinner at La Madeleine and a little thrifting at the newest Goodwill in our neighborhood (good finds, post later). This year I made him a t-shirt with the word “ASKA” on it. Aska is an “adventure area” south of Blue Ridge, GA where my parents just bought a vacation home.
I bought the green t-shirt at Wal-mart for $4.50 and had the off-white jersey (6yds!) in my stash. I removed the pocket from the shirt, then cut a large rectange out of the off-white jersey. I basted the triangle onto the wrong side of the shirt, then turned it right side out. I wrote block letters in white chalk on the front of the shirt within the basting stitches. I top-stitched over the chalk lines to make the letters. Then I used my seam ripper to cut out inside the letters, being careful to only go through the green layer. Then I removed the basting stitches, and turned the shirt inside out and trimmed the excess fabric so that it didn’t look too bulky. Hopefully after a few washes the edges around the letters will soften up and look more distressed.
Dad loves his shirt!
This was a really quick project and I may do a tutorial since there are still a few days until Father’s Day, you all can make one for your Dad (or yourself) too!