I refashioned two tees this week. The first one was a huge tourist shirt that said “Wild and Wooly Scotland” that I just couldn’t pass up at the charity shop. At first, I thought I would embellish it by adding yarn trailing from the sheep, onto a crochet hook, and then decided against detracting from the image. I also planned on making puff sleeves, but after tailoring the body and trying it on, I quite liked the unfinished feel of the sleeves – it reminded me of a vacation shirt from childhood. They ended up getting hemmed, but at the fantastically loose angle which, for me, harks back to summer beaches. I also decided to forego hemming the bottom. The sleeves and bottom may be changed at a later date, but for now, I felt the need to break free from up-tight t-shirts, to make myself break the rules. Also, I might be able to find some ribbon to match, and could add that if I decide to refashion it later on!
I also found a great pair of cords this week for £1…the best part is they already fit perfectly and I didn’t have to re-fashion/re-size them in anyway! (You can see them in the photo with a stenciled shirt I made a few weeks ago. I used contact paper, since I can’t find freezer paper in the UK. Since everyone raves about it though, I’ll have to stock up on my trip to the US this summer!) Excuse the wrinkles, please.