Can you handle one more Frozen post!?! Good, because this one’s for the moms! DIY Frozen inspired t-shirts! This one is decorated with the floral motif from Elsa’s coronation gown. I made it for a recent mommy-daughter date when we went on to see Frozen On Ice. I have to take advantage of these years when my daughter is too young to be ashamed to match with me!
This was kind of a last minute project that I wasn’t sure I’d have time to make, but luckily, it came together during the girls’ afternoon nap/rest time. I wore it to our trip to see Frozen on Ice, and I plan to wear it when we go trick-or-treating.
Honestly, it turned out so nice, I’ll probably add it to my mommy-wardrobe of t-shirts and yoga pants. It’s subtly Frozen-themed, so I don’t think the vast majority of people will even notice. I’m not a LOOK AT ME kind of person when it comes to my clothes, so I like this quieter way to show my Frozen enthusiasm.
It’s a pretty simple how-to. Let’s get started!
Get yourself a t-shirt! I was thrilled to find this long-sleeved t-shirt on sale for $8 at Target. It looked very similar to the main color of Elsa’s coronation dress, so I thought it was the perfect find for my project. Wash and dry your t-shirt before you begin.
Find the floral design you want to use. Mine was made from the exact same pattern I had for my daughter’s Elsa Coronation Dress. I could have enlarged the design to be scaled for an adult, and I think that would have looked good, but like I said, this was kind of a last minute project, so I couldn’t afford to be picky.
Trace the floral design onto the paper-backing of some Wonder Under Fusible Web. Goodness, I love that stuff! I should just create a whole category of Wonder Under projects! Anyway… if this were letters or something, you’d want to trace them backwards, but since the design I used was perfectly symmetrical and contained no words, it didn’t make any difference and I just traced it as is.
Next, follow the package directions on the Wonder Under and adhere it with an iron to the back of your fabric. I made a simplified version of Elsa’s design, so I only used two fabrics: burgundy and a grayish-green. Broadcloth or another thin cotton fabric works best.
Once your fabric pieces have cooled, cut them out, and peel off the paper backing. You should be able to see a shiny layer of adhesive stuck to the back of your fabric. You’ve basically made some iron-on fabric stickers. I know, pretty cool, right?
Next, iron the fabric pieces onto your shirt. Some pieces might need to be layered on top of other pieces.
Thread your machine with thread to match your fabric pieces, and straight-stitch close to the edge of each piece. This will help them survive the wash without eventually fraying away.
Once all your fabric pieces are sewn in place, give your shirt a quick once over with a warm iron, and you’re done! Now go and enjoy trick-or-treat or a trip to the grocery store with your subtle Frozen tribute.