Hello, Eleanor here, with a bright and zingy Teeshirt, tie-dyed Sharpie style.
an inexpensive plain white 100% cotton teeshirt, or an expensive one if you prefer ;)
assorted Sharpie permanent markers in colours of your choosing
Isopropyl rubbing alcohol, or if you can't get hold of it, surgical spirit works just fine, that's what I used.
an eye dropper or small syringe, or anything you can drip fairly accurately with.
Here's my £2 teeshirt:
Into the teeshirt I slid a plastic file, so that the marker didn't get through onto the back of the shirt:
Now I made some little dots around the neckline, with these:
I tried not to put colours next to each other which, if they ran together would make brown. I like brown, just not accidental brown:
Now I used the lid of a really useful box, turned up so that the cotton fabric doesn't touch anything, allowing the alcohol to flow and absorb freely:
I just slid it in from the hem upwards (it doesn't matter if the shirt stretches, we'll sort that at the end):
This is what I used (very little of it, too, and a great smell, just like root beer, not that I recommend sniffing it for anything longer than the briefest moment):
I dripdabbed (my new word) it on, into the centre of each little flowery thing, watching it spread, adding more until I liked the result, then moving on to the next one, until ... TADAA:
Allow to air dry, then pop in the tumble dryer for a brief burst, it heat sets the ink and restores shape to the shirt if you've overstretched it in the decorating process.
It's washable, with very little, if any colour loss (but you know that anyway, if you've ever tried to wash out Sharpie marks) and the bright colours on white look good over dark jeans.
I first saw this technique done by Martha, but it's everywhere. Great fun, it would make an easy (well supervised because of the materials used) party activity, with little outlay, Tesco value teeshirts will do fine.
Cheerio for now.