July 22, 2010

Hollister-inspired Tee

I had my really cool niece over this weekend and I wanted to make a shirt for her while she was here.  Since Hollister is her favorite store, we made this Hollister-inspired tee.


We found this one on their web site, but we wanted to alter it rather than copying it.  So, we switched the letters to her high school letters and we switched the numbers to her graduation year.


I drew the letters out in marker and then created a freezer paper stencil.  For the full tutorial on freezer paper stenciling, click HERE.  The orange letters are painted and the pink ones are sewn on. 


Don't throw away the letters you cut out from the stencil.  You can flip them over and trace them onto the heat 'n bond for your lettering (like the pink letters).  You could also just do the whole thing in paint, but we wanted to add a little texture.


The lettering wraps around the back.

 

Really, have you ever seen a cool school shirt? My school was purple and gold with an elk as the mascott. Not so cute.


Now she has the cool vibe from her favorite store, but a one-of-a-kind school spirit tee all at the same time.

We'll see you tomorrow.  Thanks for stopping by.

24 comments:

  1. This T is much nicer than the hollister T!

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  2. This T is much nicer than the hollister T!

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  3. Such a cute idea! And I like yours way better.

    My high school mascot was a bear with maroon and gold - now wouldn't that have made a cool shirt! (maybe NOT)

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  4. How fun! Your super cool niece has a super cool aunt.

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  5. Very cool! I bet her friends will want one too! :)

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  6. Wha???The Elk wasn't cute?? That's blasphemy :-)

    Ironically, the college I work at has purple and gold as their colors too. I just can't get away.
    Actually the mascot we have is a Viking Warrior that looks like Stinky Pete from Toy Story 2!

    Love the shirt!!

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  7. LOVE it! I was a cheerleading sponsor where I worked and making this shirt would have been such a fun group activity for them!

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  8. I thought your version was the Hollister T at first (yous is much cuter in my opinion)! very cool.

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  9. Very cute! Awesome job! The mascot at my high school was an ear of corn (with requisite eyes and mouth)...I won't even tell you the name...it's bad enough that I've identified myself to anyone from the area I grew up in, just by the mention of the mascot.

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  10. It turned out great! Maybe you need to start and Etsy shop..LOL!

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  11. An Elk? That just made me laugh out LOUD! This is SOOOOO cute. I bought freezer paper, but have yet to use it. It kind of calls to me in the night. (either that, or my house is haunted. I'm gonna go with the talking freezer paper!)

    I really gotta get on it. This seriously is to die for. (and I just bought Heat n' bond on Monday.....geez. No excuses!)

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  12. Wow, I've never even heard of Hollister before. I am so not cool...

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  13. Picture this:
    My high school colors were purple and silver. We were the Mtn. View Buffalo! But it gets worse! The girls' graduation robes were purple, and the boys were SILVER! They looked like a bunch of amateur astronauts! Ridiculous!

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  14. My daughters love Hollister however we only shop in the sale/clearance section! The oldest is starting high school and would love a tee like this.

    You definitely should get coolest aunt bragging rights for this super cool tee.

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  15. this looks so great! I think I want to try it for myself, or my sister, she likes Hollister too

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  16. What a great idea!

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  17. How fun! I defeintely love this a LOT more

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  18. Oh wow, that looks so professional!

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  19. seriously girl! I love that! So making them for my girls!

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  20. That is really cool! How nice of you. :)

    Adin B

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  21. That's it-- I'm so mailing you an Elks shirt. You'll have to wear it with pride!

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  22. This should start a trend for school spirit shirts. I really like them.

    I wonder, could we make one for years gone by?

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  23. I love this idea!

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