Fit for a princess!

by ilene on May 13, 2011 · 8 comments

in sewing

For our flower girl’s 5th birthday last week, not only did we make princess cupcakes, but I also wanted to make her some special custom t-shirts with her name on them:

Because she was having a princess-themed party, I made her a princess shirt, cutting out heat transfer material with my Silhouette machine (the font is one of my favorite fonts, we used it throughout our wedding):

The jewels on her crown was made from this rhinestone iron-on that I got from the clearance section for .99:

I cut out a few of the individual crystals and ironed them on directly to the shirt:

I also made her this cupcake shirt by cutting up some scrap fabric that I had and embroidering them on. I topped the cupcake off with a “cherry” button:

And lastly, I cut some flowers out with my Silhouette and sewed some buttons in the center:

All packaged up and ready to be present to the princess!

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1 sarainitaly May 13, 2011 at 12:39 pm

You do the cutest projects! Really enjoy your blog, and your fun little comments. One question – how do your shirts hold up in the wash? (the ones you use the Silhouette machine to decorate)


2 ilene May 13, 2011 at 3:02 pm

hey Sara! I’ve made a few shirts for myself with the silhouette and they hold up pretty nicely, tho I am careful not to wash them too much and to air dry them if I do. I also noticed that if the font is made of thinner letters, the edges do tend to curl up a bit. I’ve also made shirts with fabric paint and the freezer paper technique and those tend to hold up a bit better.


3 irene May 13, 2011 at 1:05 pm

such cute t-shirts! if i were a little girl, i would looove them!


4 sarainitaly May 14, 2011 at 10:33 am

thanks for the reply. I was pondering ordering one, but wasn’t sure how they would hold up… . I do have a Bejeweler, but have yet to use it! I have done work with fabric paint, and was pleased with how the items have held up over time. I made monogrammed bidet towels, and napkins. So much easier than sewing! haha

Cute stuff Ilene! very cute!


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