Does anyone else get a warm fuzzy feeling while scrolling through pinterest and browsing beautiful typography, font roundups, and modern calligraphy. Typography just has a certain special quality. It’s like architecture. Art and mathematics combined. And certain fonts and typefaces can access old feelings and memories, reminding you of a time or place in which you first saw something.
When Stacey asked me if I wanted to join up with the Boy Oh Boy Oh Boy crafts Fashionable Type series, I bounced a quick YES back. Ideas churned around in my mind – different angles to take my project.
But eventually I kept coming back to the Star Wars font.
I don’t think anyone who grew up with Star Wars can see the font and not have a burst of recognition on the spot. No matter what the word actually says, if you put it in the Star Wars font, it’s Star Wars! This project was actually done before I made anything for May the 4th, so I had the idea for a trooper head stencil first with this tank.
I used the flashback skinny tee pattern, altered to fit like a super skinny tank. Then I cut two extra neckline ribbing pieces and used them along the armholes.
I actually love the way this tank fits her!
I wanted the stencil to look kind of worn out and vintage, so I was sparing with the fabric paint and let some parts have thin coverage.
To create the stencil, I downloaded a free Star Wars font, adjusting the size of it in photoshop to suit my stormtrooper stencil. Then I just traced the shape onto freezer paper and cut it out.
I didn’t save a version of this trooper head, but I’ve got a stencil for a different one if you’d like to use it
This fabric is an amazing Pickering organic cotton/bamboo knit from Finch Sewing Studio. She’s out of this particular one, unfortunately but she’s got some other great knits in there too
So, what do you think? Is this typey enough for the typey tour? If you follow my blog, I’m sure you noticed the similarity in theme with my May the 4th post
I had already made this tank for Clover before I knew I was doing Sew Geeky, and I tried to think of another character to use for the bow tie fighter tank. The trooper was just the one who I liked best in the end. So I made a different stencil and went with it. Now I can share the pictures I took of the girls together, which had to be kept under wraps until this post went live
These little troopers are being paid for their modeling in jelly beans lately. I told myself it would never come to that.
Should you be so inclined to make your own project for the Fashionable Type series, there is a linky party for you to attend. Attendees need only bring something typey to the door.