After having fun making a bunch of personalized nerdy baby onesies (which I still need to share), I was at Goodwill looking for some bright colored, plain onesies to have fun with. (Colored plain onesies are ridiculously expensive in my opinion, but anyway...)
I saw found this little onesie at Goodwill. It had a little embroidery thing on the shoulder and was otherwise plain. I fell in love with it as a St. Patrick's day outfit for Anson. I think I especially like that there's a little orange thrown in there, so it's not too cheesy-green.
Then I figured if Anson was getting a St. Patrick's Day shirt, the others should too. And it turned out I had a green shirt that would fit each of them in my plain t-shirt stash. (I know...a little ridiculous that I have such an extensive stash...I'm trying to work my way through it.)
The clover on Anson's onesie ended up needing to be a little bigger than I thought to cover the embroidery that was already there, but I think it turned out pretty cute. I used old t-shirt scraps for the applique. I was inspired by this design. I used this picture for the four-leaf clover shape. If you need directions for appliqueing with knit scraps, you can see my tutorial here.
And I think the little pants I made to go with his Little Pi Guy outfit coordinate well with this one too.
Becca got a matching clover.
For hers I cut the heart shape out, so her shirt shows through the heart.
Katie and Seth's shirts were inspired by these. I made my own design by using Berlin Sans FB Demi font in 110 pt. I used the same clover shape for the dot on the eye. Katie's got clovers for the holes in the o's too. Seth's just had a clover for the "i". You can download my template for the Pinch Proof Shirt here.
I then cut the design out of freezer paper with a razor blade to make a stencil. If you want more details about freezer paper stenciling, you can see this post.
And since I didn't have the energy to dress the kids up in their shirts, but to have a picture to post...you'll have to wait until St. Patrick's Day to see a picture of them actually wearing their outfits.
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