I will sound like such a snob for saying this, but I hate ‘character clothing.’ Light up My Little Pony shoes? Ninjago shirts? So not my style.
But, guys, my kids would wear clothing with characters splashed all over it every day if I let them (#ugh).
In an effort to recognize their interests (and simultaneously protect their closets from becoming overrun with Rainbow Dash and Sensei Wu), I have been trying to tailor the clothing I make for them to their interests du jour, minus the overt character craziness (like Piper’s kitty tunic- not overtly character themed, but still right up her alley).
Since Burke lives, breathes and dreams Legos (and since we had a trip to Legoland Malaysia on the docket), I thought I’d try to make him a Lego-y shirt.
And, friends, with nary a character in sight, this “Everything is Awesome” shirt was a gigantic hit!
I mean, Burke is one of the easiest to please kids in the history of the world, but still. He loves this shirt. And I am so glad!
And for those of you with little Lego fiends in your house, I thought I’d pass along the everything is awesome shirt template. I just traced the image onto freezer paper, cut to make a stencil, ironed onto a plain shirt (I love the everyday tees by Crewcuts), ironed straight lines in a triangle shape around the letters, painted with fabric paint and let dry. Then I peeled off the stencil and, voila! A Lego-ish shirt that is character-snob-mom friendly as well. Also, totally making another version of this for Burke for Christmas! Any ideas for other Lego-y phrases/symbols I could use?
ps- Legoland Malaysia was seriously so. much. fun! I thought after the kids’ crazy buildup it was certain to be a letdown. But nope- it was awesome.