Our passes to Disney World expired earlier this week so we decided to take a 2-day trip with the kids. Unbeknownst to us, my mother and sister-in-laws were going too. My MIL decided to take all of us to Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. We had a great time. We were able to basically walk on to any ride we wanted. There was a really fun parade and lots of candy if you wanted it (we bypassed that portion).
We didn't want to go to the party without costumes but in mid-Florida, mid-September, it's just way too hot for regular costumes so I decided to make us some t-shirts to wear.
I was on such a time crunch to make all of these, I don't have any actual tutorial for you, but I'll just tell you what I did.
First I figured out what designs I wanted to do. Then I made sure I had all the fabric colors I needed. I measured out the sizes of the designs and ironed Heat N Bond to my fabric pieces (just follow the directions on the package). I then used my Silhouette to cut out most of the shapes. I did this to save time. BUT you could easily trace an image onto your fabric and cut around it with a pair of fabric scissors. It doesn't have to be super perfect because you're just going to sew around it. I did this with several of the pieces.
Once you've cut out your pieces, you're going to sew them onto your t-shirts. Now, the Heat N Bond is supposed to be enough to stay onto your shirts. But I wanted them to hold up and look a little nicer so I zig-zagged stitched around all of my designs. I did a tight zig zag.
And here's how they all turned out.
My son loves Jack the Pumpkin King so he chose this design.
I chose a Minnie Mouse Ghost.
I made this Bride of Frankenstein - Minnie-style for my SIL.
You can see my messed up zig zag stitch in a few places. It got stuck several times. Oh well. Still turned out super cute.
This is my daughter's ensemble. I just love it. The green little bow makes it. For a really great tutorial on how to make this simple skirt, check out Dana's tutorial.
Made this cute Pirate Mickey shirt for my nephew. My hubby talked me into the earring last minute.
My husband chose a Vampire Mickey shirt.
And I made a candy corn Minnie for my MIL.
Didn't they all turn out so cute?!? I can't decide which one is my favorite!
So, have you been to the Not-So-Scary party? Here's a picture of my little family in our shirts.
We were very hot and sweaty by this point in the night. Ha!!
Anyways, it was a lot of fun to make personal t-shirts for my family. I'd love to hear which one is your favorite!