Thursday, September 25, 2014

Bailando in Graphic Tees!

Graphic tees are all over the place and I love them! You can dress them up or down and they pretty much go with everything! But I haven't found one that has said something that I felt was "me" enough to buy. I decided to take this matter into my own hands and make my own! 
I've been obsessed with Enrique Iglesias' new song Bailando. Such a fun song and I've been "bailando" my days away! So naturally the lyrics made their way into my graphic tees! The shirt pictured is just inspired by the song and says "dance with me." But I made another that says the exact lyrics from the chorus of the song as pictured below. 
{"I want to be with you, live with you, dance with you, have a crazy night with you and kiss your lips."}

I think anyone who knows me can tell you that if any music comes on, my body just instantly starts moving.... I CAN'T HELP IT! And I just hope that someone else will join in on the fun! Luckily I usually have my two kiddos in tow and they love to dance too.
 My friend Meg snapped a few quick pics in between chasing after our kids at the mall. Gracias Meg! With a shirt like this I had to throw a few twirls and leaps in there... 
Want to make your own? Do it! Do it!
I mean the sky is the limit! You can print out anything really and just iron it on!

1st: Buy a white or light colored shirt or two...or 3! (light grey, light blue, light pink will work too)
The shirt pictured above was on sale for 5 dollars at Old Navy. But you can find cute white shirts all over the place. I saw some awesome ones at Nordstrom Rack for $7 and Forever 21 for $6. I think that looser fitting shirts and v-necks work best. All of the shirts I made except for the one pictured are v-necks. {I made 5 shirts...ha ha}
2nd: I uploaded the prints I made for you to use! But you could also type up your own phrase in word and then change it to a mirror image. It has to be backwards for it to turn out right! Print it out on some Iron on Transfer sheets. I found Jolee's Easy Image Transfer Sheets at Michaels and they worked great! {And washed great too!}
3rd: Now you need to cut out the text as much as possible. Anything you don't cut out will be on your shirt. It's clear so it's not a big deal, but I tried to cut around each letter as much as possible. {Except for the Bailando lyrics and the "Shoop" Phrase because it would have been too hard to line up just right.  I just cut them into a square.} 
4th:  Make sure you follow the directions given on the transfer paper you purchase. But you basically just flatten out your shirt, place the phrase where you want it! Iron it. Then when it cools you peal off the paper. 
5th: Put that baby on and sport it around town! 

On a side note... my friend Meg also has an awesome Freezer Paper Transfer Tutorial you might want to check out! 

Download Your Prints!
These prints are shown the way they would look on your shirt. But if you click on them you can download the mirrored version and print it out! 

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