Anonymous asked: hi elsa! this is a little random, but i remember a long time ago you posted a picture of this awesome sherlock shirt you made so that people could identify you at a con or something, i don't really remember exactly what it was for...but anyway i remember it was a really cool shirt and i couldn't find the original post where you explained how you made it, do you think you could direct me to it? (ps i love your work!)
AhHH I think I deleted that :( But I could explain it to you! I basically cut out a template out of cardstock or any kind of thick paper and I laid that over a plain solid color shirt and I took water mixed with about 1/3 bleach and I put that in a spray bottle and I sprayed the area on and around the template. I just mist lightly and wait 5-10 minutes for the fabric to bleach and if I want it to look lighter I lightly spray over it again. Over saturating an area with bleach can result in holes in the shirt after a few washes. Different dyes in the shirt will affect the color of the fabric after you bleach it. You can have two similar blue shirts bought from different stores that end up with different results so you can buy test shirts to play around with or you can just go in an be surprised :) This is the result of what you would end up with but this one is not one of my shirts http://i.imgur.com/EISzn.jpg
OH and I forgot to mention one important thing. Place a newspaper inside of the shirt or an old towel so that the bleach on the front of the shirt won’t soak through and stain the back.