Our last guest poster for reverse applique week is Stacey from Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts! In addition to inspirational sewing, she also posts about crafts and other activities, all geared towards boy. It is also worth checking out her free and paid patterns.
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Hi! I’m so excited to be here today for Embellish is for For Boys. I’m Stacey and I blog at Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts. Like the name suggests, I have three boys who I love to sew and craft for. I love making unique, handmade clothing for them and strive to keep them busy and out of trouble with fun crafts and activities. Today, I’m sharing a reverse applique design that I made for my Power Ranger loving 3 year old.
This guy is seriously obsessed with all things Power Ranger. He could care less which era of the Power Rangers is put on (thank goodness for Netflix). He’s been asking me for a shirt for ages, so I knew this was the perfect time to break out the reverse applique technique.
Since we’re well into warm, summer weather here in Virginia, I went with a sleeveless version and used the Flashback Skinny Tee pattern by Made by Rae. I’ve used this pattern countless times because it is so versatile and easy to modify. I up-cycled two stained t-shirts for the fabric.
The only change I made to the traditional applique technique was to cut an entire shirt front in my under layer and base it at the shoulder seams before sewing the shirt pieces. I cut the length of the under layer just slightly longer than the top layer so the shirt front has two hems.
This little guy loves his new shirt and I love that in just about 30 minutes, he’s got a new muscle tee that he wants to wear all the time. It’s just perfect for showing off one’s Power Ranger moves. Go Red Ranger, go!