I mentioned last week that I’ve been working on a project for the past few months to create my own collection of Cassiefairy t-shirt designs. I was so excited when I was approached by Got-The-T-Shirt.co.uk and they invited me to design a range of t-shirts. I had completely free rein over the design and I knew I wanted it to be something that reflected me, the blog itself and to also be inspirational – I hoped that people would actually want to wear my designs!
I did a lot of research and looked into what was already out there in the world of fashion at the moment but couldn’t find any inspiration that would be suitable for my design project. So I started from scratch by playing around with scribbles, geometric designs and spirographs, creating all kinds of designs in different colours, trialling fonts and choosing patterns. I’ve written all about the design process last week here on the blog so have a look and see which designs made the cut and which went back to the drawing board!
So after a few weeks of work and some very hard decision-making, I finally submitted my designs and Got The T-Shirt set to work on making my fashion “collection” a reality. It wasn’t long before a parcel arrived at my house and I tore it open to see how the designs had turned out… I was delighted! Not only did my images look great on fabric and not only was the print professional standard, but the quality of the t-shirts surprised me. They were soft Fruit of the Loom t-shirts with a little stretch in them and I felt very comfortable wearing them. I took some snaps before popping them on and pairing them with my favourite blazers.
I knew I wanted to include inspirational quotes on the t-shirts but I didn’t want it to be all slogan and no design, so I’m really happy with how the images have turned out. The colours make the pattern stand out and the writing looks like genuine ink pen – if I hadn’t designed it myself, I would have sworn that the text had been hand-written on the t-shirt! The quotes read: “Follow your excitement”, “Believe in your dreams”, “Choose to use your wings” and “Just Love” and I will be happy to wear any of them for a casual day out with cropped jeans and a pretty cardi or colourful blazer.
The good news is that you too can own your own t-shirt from the Cassiefairy collection because I am hosting a giveaway this week – you can win your favourite design in any size (even on a men’s or child’s t-shirts if you prefer!). The competition entry form is below and there are FOUR t-shirts up for grabs so FOUR competition winners will be chosen next week on Wednesday 16th July 2014! You can earn extra entries by retweeting the competition tweets on Twitter throughout the week, so keep an eye on my Twitter account @Cassiefairy to earn more chances to win!