So this was my first endeavor with embroidery but I found out I really do like it. Hopefully you can tell that's Jackie O, but the project can be altered to fit anyone.
To begin with, I found some pictures online and used a computer program to make them look like a sketch. I believe photoshop does this but since I don't have that, I used photobucket because it's free. I used a couple different pictures of her to get the basic idea of the hair/glasses.
Because I was using a T-shirt, I had to use some stitch stabilizer so that the t-shirt wouldn't constantly be stretching. I don't know what kind of varieties there are out there, but this wasn't iron on so I just pinned it in place. Stabilizer can be found in the fabric department by the batting and fusible fabric. The t-shirt was from a multipack of men's shirts. If you can get over the awkwardness of shopping in the men's underwear aisle, they're really worth it.
I then sketched an image from my collection of photos onto the tshirt with pencil. Then I put a wooden hoop around it. This also helped the stabilizer to stay in place too.
I decided to begin with the hair because it was the largest portion. Also, my family thought I was so weird the entire time I was making it so I thought if I got the hair done and they saw the project take place they might respect me more. Not so true, but I still love it. I looked online for some of the stiches used and for the most part used a stem stitch.
Once I was done with the hair I moved on to the glasses and hat. I decided not to fill in the hat or face because I liked the outlined look.
Voila! A perfect ode to a pretty stylish lady! Again, it's not perfect but hopefully my next embroidery project will only improve.