What can you do when, months later, you discover this straggler, wrinkled and unpalatable?
Don't throw it away...
Make it into a stamp, decorate some fabric, and sew an awesome drapey crop top out of it!
This was inspired by many a trend: geometric print, cropped and asymmetrical, drapey fabric... that all comes together to create what shall henceforth be known as...
The Potato-Killer Top
Step 1: Ingredients:
First I'll show you how to make a potato stamp, and then the shirt pattern.
You will need:
A Cold Unfeeling Urge to Kill Vegetables.
A Weapon (small, sharp knife)
Stretch Jersey Fabric
For the pattern:
Butcher Paper (or newspaper)
Sharpie (if using newspaper, choose a bright color)
a t-shirt that fits you (i based my pattern off a snug-fitting one)
Sewing Machine (though can be painstakingly sewn by hand)
Preferably a needle for knit fabrics and a walking foot
Step 2: 1 Potato, 2 Potato...
Release your morals and.. chop that sucker in half!
WARNING: Knifes are sharp. Don't think you are above the potato in the ability to be injured. Be careful.
You are going to cut a raised design into the potato.
I am making a triangle-shaped stamp, but you could theoretically make any design that you are dexterous enough with a knife to accomplish.
Make three slices in the shape of a triangle about half an inch deep.
Then slice away around the circumference of the potato to expose the triangle shape.
Step 3: Stamp Fabric
Dip the stamp in fabric paint (my favorite is Tulip Matte "soft" paint) so that the stamp is well coated and then press onto your fabric.