Pig Graphic Tee/Sweatshirt {Tutorial} + My Secret To A Long White Maternity Tee



I have a thing for pigs. They really are my favorite animal- sea turtles are a close second. Someday I have dreams of owning a tea cup pig as a pet and my life will then be complete. So when I saw these sweaters in the new Downeast catalog I had high hopes that a pig was included in the line up. Unfortunately the giraffe won out and no pig sweater for me. So what did I do? Made it myself!

I followed this super easy tutorial from Merrick and this was a quick project. The only thing I underestimated was how much fabric paint it would take to do a good coat of black. I found an image on Google and printed it to size. Then I traced it onto freezer paper and cut it out.

After ironing down the freezer paper, I used a small foam brush to apply my paint and let it dry. Then I set it in the dryer for about 15 minutes on high heat.


I LOVE how it turned out! I realize that pigs are not for everyone, but pick your favorite animal and go do your own tee or sweatshirt. It will brighten your day for sure!




On a side note I have had a few readers ask what white maternity under tees I use so I am sharing my secret. I still wear my Downeast under tees in a larger size. They aren’t long enough for me at this point in pregnancy, but I cut the bottom 5 inches off of several old ones and wear them like a belly band. It adds length to my shirts and looks much better in my opinion. I did it with a black on too that you can see here. They aren’t squeezy and it was a cheap fix. I swear by it almost daily.


 Top: Target, Pants: Old Navy Maternity, Shoes: Target, Earrings: F21


  1. What a great idea! Super cute!

  2. You are so cute pregnant! I'm very weight conscience and I looked horrible pregnant. I really did. I had no idea how to dress or what to do. Makes me dread going through it again but you give me hope and I'm storing these ideas for next time!!

  3. I wanted to reply to your comment on my blog but you are a no-reply comment blogger! Prob because you have Google+ linked up to your profile. Anyhoo, it was so nice to meet you too! You are one gorgeous mama!! Love this pig sweatshirt! Wish I was crafty enough to make it on my own!!

    I need a day long nap, but thanks to the work grind, thats not happening!!

  4. Love this! The pig is too cute, and so are you!

  5. This is perfect for my daughter's first hog show this summer...thanks for the idea! I've done the freezer paper stenciling lots of times, but never thought of it for myself.


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