Lily & Frog

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Miss Sally from Cars Tank Top

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UPDATE as of Jan 2016:  This costume has proven to be our most popular post and item!  After more interest than I anticipated a DIY version of 4 Cars shirts is now available ONLY in the weeks leading up to Halloween in our online shop.  Please sign up for emails on the right or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to be alerted as soon as this item becomes available.

Beginning with something as simple as an email for a Lightning McQueen tank top, quickly snowballed into an adventurous, speeding, race…

I designed and converted six of the most beloved, warmhearted, and memorable residents of Radiator Springs into T-Shirts and tank tops for the 2013 runDisney Half Marathon in DisneyLand, California for Danielle of Live, Run Grow, her husband, and their friends.

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sally_1600x1200 1 (1108x589) (150x80)This tank top is inspired by Radiator Spring’s town Attorney and owner of the Cozy Cone Motel, Miss Sally.  Danielle sent the perfect color pale blue Old Navy tank top to represent Miss Sally’s pale blue 2002, Porche 911 Carrera.  She is the only modern car in Radiator Springs, brings luxury, nostalgia, and beauty to this quaint little town.  Being sure to capture Miss Sally’s luxury and beauty, I included her lights, cheeky smile, and girlish, shy eyes.

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When the tank top is turned over, you will find the legacy of Miss Sally’s heyday, her pin stripping (tattoo), with the addition of her break light, model car, and California license plate:  301PCE.

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Bringing all 6 of the racers together as one, Danielle requested a quote from each of the characters be added to the back of each shirt…  Miss Sally’s  Quote:  “Come on, let’s take a ride.

UPDATE as of Jan 2016:  This costume has proven to be our most popular post and item!  After more interest than I anticipated a DIY version of 4 Cars shirts is now available ONLY in the weeks leading up to Halloween in our online shop.  Please sign up for emails on the right or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to be alerted as soon as this item becomes available.

A Mini Side Note:  After multiple washings, and the wear and tear of a Runner (or 3 year old for that matter), the bright colors from the original printer fabric will begin to fade.  As well, since the printer fabric is NOT stitched onto the t-shirt, the corners can begin to peel.  In the case of the peeling edges, just hit it with the iron again, or fabric glue and you will be all set.  Regarding the fading, I’m not too sure how to fix that, but in that time maybe you Cars’ fan will have grown a size up and you can create a Planes t-shirt for them.

If you L-I-K-E this Cars t-shirt, you will L-O-V-E our other Cars inspired itemsprojects, and party

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Author: Lily and Frog

Owner and creator of Lily and Frog, small business of handcrafted baby and toddler accessories.

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