Tattooed Concert Tee

I’ve started work on Easton’s Halloween costume. I started with the piece that I thought would be the most work – the shirt. I started with a basic black shirt (unfortunately all I could find was long sleeves) and a pair of tattoo arm sleeves.

I cut the sleeves to make them short and hemmed them; then determined how long the tattoo portion of the shirt needed to be by comparing it to a shirt that currently fit well (I didn’t want the sleeves to be too long or too short). Attaching the tattoo sleeves was the trickiest part – because the material used for them is super stretchy (they fit Easton’s arms skin tight) they are much smaller than the shirt sleeves. After several attempts at stretching and pinning them together, I decided to keep them in the stretched position by rolling them onto a large cardboard tube:

With the sleeves attached, I transformed the plain tee to a ‘concert tee’ by adding a band logo to the front. Bret thought Steel Panther (an 80’s glam rock ‘tribute’ band) was an appropriate considering our ‘theme’ this year as glam rock.

Of course, you always need an action shot to see the best results:

Now on to those pants!

10 thoughts on “Tattooed Concert Tee

  1. suzanne

    So cute, Stacy! The smile is the icing on the cake 🙂
    Garrett will be Elvis for the 2nd grade Halloween parade this year. After the parade they will change back to school clothes….we are making a tee shirt that says
    ELVIS…has left the building
    for him to wear! lol
    (where did you find tatoo sleeves?) those are so darn cute!

  2. amy m in indiana

    Oh, look how big he is getting!! He is just as cute as his big sister is!! Great shirt! I saw some of those tatoo sleeve thingies at the dollar store last week of all places!

  3. Meredith P

    That is the cutest outfit!!! Those sleeves are inspired. I too, will add to the chorus–where did that tattoo fabric or sleeves come from. That would be the closest I would ever come to tatoos and I love it!

  4. Gigi

    Too cute. Saw your entry on pattern review and had to comment on it. LOVE the tattoo sleeves … me too where did you get them. Would love to make some tops like that for the grandkids. BTW, I entered the PR Halloween contest too. Mine is Spiderman and Cowgirl. Your son would be adorable in Spiderman. Thanks for all your posts

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