My t-shirt series continues with the Wonder Woman shirt that I did for our friend Sam. She linked this t-shirt to me shortly before we decided to make t-shirts for everyone, and it made choosing her design easy. The design itself...not so much. I found the basic Wonder Woman design online, added the text to it in Photoshop, printed it, and later drew the shadows in by hand.
|Here's my basic pattern, if you're interested in using it. Click the image to view full-size, then save it and print it .|
I am absolutely thrilled with the way it turned out!! Here it is, side-by-side with the original:
And here it is, modeled by Sam:
Edit: Sam just told me that after washing it once, her t-shirt is nearly threadbare. I chose that shirt because it was so soft, but apparently they did too good a job of distressing the fabric. So, a word to the wise: don't get the "well worn" (that's what it says on the tag) t-shirts from Target. Or, if you do, make sure to hand wash it. It looks like I'll be making another Wonder Woman shirt...
For her husband, Tony, Brandon chose a Proto Man design. Because he wanted the image to be larger than 8.5x11, he traced it onto the freezer paper directly from his computer screen rather than printing it as I'd been doing. I'm still not sure how he accomplished it so perfectly, but he did. Here's the inspiration picture, with his finished design:
He did pretty much everything for this one; my only contribution was to dab the shirt with a paper towel to soak up the excess moisture during the bleaching process. He seems to have the magic touch when it comes to ironing the pieces on. The entire thing came out crisp, with no bleeding or loss of detail.
Pretty darned impressive, I'd say.
A special thanks to Sam and Tony for modeling the shirts for me, and letting me snap away with the camera, even though I'm pretty sure you both would have preferred to skip the exercise entirely. :)