*Shirt (new or used)
*Needle & Thread
*Cardboard or something to use as a barrier between the shirt layers
_Start off by inserting your cardboard inside the shirt & taping stripes down the shirt. On mine I did 8 stripes, on my daughters, I did 4. You can make them as big or little as you'd like as well.
_Begin painting your stripes (the spot between the tape).
_Let the paint dry for about 15-20min, then peel the tape off. You can pull the cardboard out now too.
_Next, sew your buttons to one shoulder of the shirt. I used 3 buttons on mine, and 2 on my daughters. I tried to pick buttons that looked sailor-like.