My sister-in-law is a Realtor by day and a Roller Girl by night!Â She’s been doing roller derby for a couple of seasons now and we like to go and watch her whenever we get a chance.Â Little Jo thinks it is really cool that her aunt roller skates for a living.Â She is apparently unaware of the real estate thing being her aunt’s real job.Â Little Jo already has some roller skates on her Christmas list.Â If you happen to have a roller derby team in your town, I highly recommend going out and watching one of their bouts.Â They are a lot of fun to watch, and you never know, you might be inspired to don some roller skates yourself!
I haven’t put on roller skates since about the 8th grade but I did do a little crafting for my roller derby sister-in-law.Â Those roller derby girls wear a lot of tights so I thought I would decorate a pair for her in her team colors, pink and black.Â I also wanted to make a t-shirt for Little Jo to wear to the next bout.Â Both of these projects were super easy and took me less than 20 minutes to finish.Â I used Plaid’s Simply Screen silk screen stencils to silk screen images onto the t-shirt and the tights.
First, watch this video for a quick tutorial on how to use the product:
If you can’t see the video above, you can view it directly here.
I decided to use the rock and roll silk screen pattern since it went with her team’s name.Â I really liked the idea of putting the wings on either side of her tights to make it look like she is flying.
I was a little worried that when it dried, it would crack when I stretched the tights but it stretched just fine and didn’t crack at all.Â If you are going to make a pair of these tights for a roller girl, make sure you put the design high enough up on the tights so it doesn’t get covered by her skates.Â For Little Jo’s t-shirt, I did a design with a pink star pattern for the background and a black rock word on top.Â Little Jo loves her shirt and can’t wait to wear it to her aunt’s next bout.