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August Mystery Challenge: The Solar System

Back in August, I signed up for a really fun blog hop. Due to some unforeseen circumstances, I am just getting to posting about it now!

For the mystery challenge, I was challenged to use the theme “the solar system” to create something. My first idea… well, it was extremely cheesy.

August Mystery Challenge: Solar System | Mae & K

On a T-shirt for Mack. Lol. I thought it would be really funny. Especially if I put Galileo on there with his grumpy face.

Maybe I’ll still do it.

I decided to go in a direction that was a little more classy. Something simple and classic, though maybe not as classy as Jim wearing his tux to work (I’m rewatching The Office ;))

*disclaimer: It’s really difficult to get decent pictures of the boys together, so none made the final cut!*

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For Mack we have a long-sleeved black T-shirt with the Orion constellation stenciled on the front. When I had a paper route in high school I loved looking for constellations in the still-dark sky, and Orion has always been a favorite of mine.

August Mystery Challenge: Solar System | Mae & K I used the trace function in the silhouette design program to make the stencils, and I’m sharing them with you as free downloads so you can make your own constellation shirts.

Pattern: Classic Ringer sizes 12 months & 3

Fabric: thrifted jersey knit sheet

Orion Stencil Download

Canis Major Download

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For Baden I chose to stencil Canis Major. Why? Because it’s the constellation that includes Sirius. (this decision was definitely not influenced by Harry Potter ;P)
August Mystery Challenge: Solar System | Mae & K

August Mystery Challenge: Solar System | Mae & K

August Mystery Challenge: Solar System | Mae & K

 I love the way these shirts turned out! They are simple with a little splash of geeky fun. The challenge was a great experience and I really had to think outside of the box.

One thing I didn’t like about the challenge:  I had “Interplanet Janet” stuck in my head for about 3 weeks!

Mystery Challenge

Friends Stitched Together – History of Flight – 8/17

Felt with Love Designs – Under the Sea – 8/18

Knot Sew Normal – Fruit – 8/19

Friends Stitched Together – My Little Pony – 8/20

The Berry Bunch – Cover Up – 8/21

Pensebrox – Titanic – 8/22

Tangible Pursuits – London Dapper – 8/23

Rebel and Malice – Disco – 8/24

Sewing Sober – Espionage – 8/25

Sugaridoo – Musical Instruments – 8/26

Lulu and Celeste – Morpho Butterfly/Rainforest – 8/27

Paisley Roots – Classic Summer Movies – 8/28

Create 3.5 – Morocco – 8/29

Mae&K – Solar System – 8/30

The Sewing Sparrow – Safari – 8/31

One Response to “August Mystery Challenge: The Solar System”

  1. Amy says:

    Love how they turned out! I’ve always loved Orion, too! Probably Men in Black’s influence though… “Orion’s Belt”, y’know 😉

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