Its a little daring I'll admit, but its so fun to wear and I can't help but love it! If you keep on reading I'll show you how to make this good-for-valentine's-day but also good for any other day t-shirt!
Month's (maybe a year??) ago I cut that photo above off of a Glamour cover and stuck it on my inspiration boards. And since I am all caught up with my headbands lately, I 've actually had a chance to work on some of these projects I've been meaning to do forever! anyway, that was the inspiration.
1. I gathered a bunch of different red, pink, coral, and orange yarns (and long strips of t-shirt leftover from this), and my trusty pom-pom maker (you can also use this tutorial to make them without one).
2. I then made a whole mess of pom-poms, periodically laying them out to see how big of a heart they would make.
3. I then laid them out on my t-shirt and pinned each one down.
(NOTE: if you are pom-pom-on-t-shirt weary and you want to do a more subtle version of this shirt, I would stick with thin strips of t-shirt material and thinnnnn yarns when making your pom-poms. They lay much flatter.) ALSO, make a narrower heart then you would think. Mine nicely curved around each of my boobs which drew unnecessary attention (I guess with smaller boobs this would be helpful?)....
4. Lastly, HAND-SEW them down. I tried to machine sew them, and bent my needle. no good.
And you are finished! Try it on and take a photo! Wear it on V-day or any other day you want to wear your heart on your sleeve-- I mean boobs.
I decided my plain old porch backdrop would not suffice for this mini photoshoot, so I taped a piece of Ikea paper table cloth (that I scalloped) on the wall. I then put my camera up on Olivia's little table and set it to timer. These are the kinds of things I have to do to get a photo of myself around here.... Wish I'd had a larger piece of that paper in the background. oh well.