I made this back in October, but never got around to posting it. I'd picked up a few cheap maternity T-shirts at Goodwill and wanted to dress one up. I mostly just wanted a nerdy variation on the "Bun in the Oven" shirts that I've seen. I didn't realize at the time that my c-section would be schedule for Pi-Day itself. (For those of you who are not part of a family of math/science nerds...Pi Day is March 14th or 3-14...which is as close as a date can get to 3.14 which is the decimal approximation of the number pi.) I'm not-so-secretly hoping that this baby will make his debut at least a day or two before Pi-Day. If he is born on Pi-Day that will virtually guarantee no more Pi-Day celebrating at this house...because after all if you've got to choose between celebrating Pi-Day or your child's birthday, the birthday will win every time. I do need to make him his own little Pi-Day shirt to wear because whether it's his birthday or not, he should arrive in time to wear it.
Updated to add: I've got our baby's Fresh Baked Pi-Day onesie ready for him...you can get the pattern for it here.
Anyway, I've mainly been waiting to post the pattern until I got some good pictures of the shirt, which never happened, so you'll just have to settle for these. I just don't have one of those cute little pregnant bellies like some girls get.
I'm just thankful to be pregnant though, so I don't really care if I have a cute belly or not.
Sorry they're all headless shots...but it's really hard to get good pictures when you're taking them yourself in front of a mirror.
True story...the day I took these pictures, I wore the shirt all day, including to the grocery store. The checker looks at my shirt and asks, "Does that say 'Pi in the Oven'?" I told him it did, and he asked where I found a shirt like that. I told him I made it...that we're math nerds...and mentioned my husband is the science teacher. (It's a small town...this is one of four or five checkers who work at the store. We see him all the time, and he's a nice guy.) He said he thought he knew who my husband was and that he thought it was a neat shirt. Then a couple days ago my husband went to the store and had the same checker. The checker says to my husband..."Hey, was that your wife with the Pi-shirt?..." So I guess now I'm known as the Pi-shirt lady...nice.
If you're nerdy enough to want a shirt like this, but maybe not the notoriety of being the "Pi-shirt lady" in town, you could also just go with something a little more classy like one of these.
It's the Pi Necklace from Boutique Academia...and I love it. Of course the pendant is the best part, but I also love the adjustable cord it comes on because it makes it easier to match the neckline of whatever I'm wearing.
If you're interested in making your own T-shirt, I just used freezer paper and paint. You can see my tutorial here if you're not familiar with it...it's really easy.
Click here for the Free Pi in the Oven Freezer Paper Stencil.
If you're looking for additional inspiration, you can see my full collection of Pi-inspired projects here.
And if you love math enough to consider making a Pi in the Oven shirt, you'll definitely want to enter my current giveaway for a Pi Necklace from Boutique Academia. The giveaway is open until March 18th at 12:00am.
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