Typography is HOT. That's why I'm super excited to be a part of Stacey from Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts' The Fashionable Type blog series! First, let me tell y'all. This post contains affiliate links. If you click on them and buy something, I make a small commission on that sale. But I bought all my own supplies/equipment, and my words are true! Keepin' it realz, yo!
I had a lot of fun creating this outfit for Harper (and taking photos, obviously!) I bought a Cricut Explore a few weeks ago, and unfortunately, it has been sitting on my sewing table unused the entire time. It was a total spur-of-the-moment purchase, and I know I'm going to do some AWESOME stuff with it, but I just haven't had the time...
The top was sewn using a prototype pattern for my soon-to-be-released knitwear pattern blocks (this was version 2 - I am on version 4 now!) from an upcycled, plain gray, thrift store tee. The skirt was created using adorable fabric from Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores and no pattern - just a couple rectangles and some basic measurements and VOILA!
First, I downloaded a bunch of free fonts from DaFont.com. Using Illustrator, I created an alphabet with said random fonts. I exported it as a .jpg, and then I measured the pattern block to see how large my graphic should be. Next, I pulled the .jpg into the Cricut Explore Design Space, sized it appropriately and loaded the machine with white iron-on vinyl.
Here's the .jpg I created in case you want to use it in YOUR Cricut Explore:
A few seconds later, we were IN BUSINESS. The Cricut Explore started doing it's thing just brilliantly, and a couple minutes later, I had a sweet iron-on. After pulling off the excess vinyl and using my handy Cricut Weeder to get into the small spots, I heated up my iron and started applying the iron-on to my fabric.
Once the iron-on was sufficiently bonded (lots and lots and lots of hot ironing!), I proceeded to cut out my pattern and sew the top. I was worried it would be hard to sew through the vinyl, but nope...easy peasy.
I am not kidding when I tell you Harper wore this shirt for two days straight. Actually, maybe I should be embarrassed to tell you that. Oh well - I just love it when she actually WANTS to wear something I designed and created! Coincidentally, the "H" ended up right under her neck...which is cute since she likes to point out that "H starts with Harper" (as she puts it).
She spent a good 5 minutes explaining to her teachers at preschool on Friday that I made her shirt...and then she pointed out all the letters she knows that what "they all start with."
Of course, there were Oreos involved in this photoshoot. I'm learning that props and treats really help when it comes to almost-three-year-olds. (And why doesn't Oreos have an affiliate program? I would order those online, wouldn't you? In bulk?)
What do you think? Do you love the typography trend as much as we do?!
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