It’s that time of year again, one of two times in the year when I’d say its alright for guys to have facial hair. It’s Movember. I sure hope all of you guys out there who are sporting facial hair for this month are actually raising money for prostate cancer. Otherwise many of us women ask that you please refrain from facial hair, unless you can grow a legit, awesome stache.
But what about all the girls? Well I am a fan of the mustache prints that have become really popular recently. I had been looking for a fun pair of print pants for Everly for awhile, sadly I never found some. Thus the idea came to make some! I made my own maternity countdown shirt with stamps, so I was sure I could make some mustache print pants, no problem.
To accomplish this you need some pants (or any other clothing article you’d like to print on), a stamp or you can make a stamp out of thick foam, fabric paint, and a paint brush. Before starting I stuffed the legs of the pants with some extra foam I had, but really you should use cardboard so that its a more solid surface for printing on, this is so that if I got too much paint onto the pant it wouldn’t leak through to the other side of the pants.
I made my own stamp using the foam. I made a stencil and traced it onto the foam and then cut it out. I also cut a couple pieces of foam and stacked them on the back of the stamp and taped them on so that I had a bit of a handle to grab.
Paint some fabric paint onto the stamp and press down onto the fabric. I went of a pattern to make it visually appealing to myself, but you could be more random if you wanted, or even do several styles of mustaches. for the half print mustaches on the pants, just paint the half of the stamp that is needed and then press it onto the fabric. If you don’t find the print to be as dark or as full as you’d like, you can go back and fill in the print with your paint brush. You don’t want to make the painted areas too think or the fabric will not bend nicely.
Let the paint dry for 2-3 days, and then iron it so it sets. You are then able to wash the pants no problem, and your little one has some epic pants to wear!
Everly was loving her fun mustache pants, that or she was just being a total ham for the camera.
Oh, I should also mention, to keep her pants girly I found these cute ruffle bum pants! I love how these turned out, Everly will definitely be wearing them a fair bit this month in support of Movember.