Wow, just uncovered an ancient draft in blogger!! I can't believe how different my kids hair is lol...
So when paul directed his school production involving costuming over 360 kids, whose foolish idea was it to dye plain t-shirts?
oh. right. oops.
80 or so shirts were dyed by the 9-10 year olds who would be wearing them, but the rest..?? Well, our poor bathtub...
60+ orange low-water immersion shirts...
There were 30ish red ones & 8 brown ones too..
15m of calico LWI'ed brown-(and an assistant)
which we cut & sewed into (custom!!) skirts & loincloths-
and the school kids made headbands and salt-dough necklaces to match-
and this lovely mess..?
purple tie-dyed shirts for all the new entrants!
the big kids used templates made from laminated card to create whatever design they liked, then sprayed with dye-
and another 40ish kids had "Tree Keeper" tees like this-
which paul sprayed with 2 interlocking stencils, this one was for the green-
and then a second for the brown.
And conveniently enough, I don't have any photos on my computer of them actually in use! Doh... But they looked pretty cool, and it was a very cost effective way to create cohesive costumes for so many kids!
The techniques we used are all explained in this post (which also shows the vintage of this project!!)