This week at the Sew Weekly we got to pick whatever theme past we wanted a crack at. I picked refashion since, well, that's kinda what I do. Relove. Get it?
How distracting is this backdrop seriously? I rearranged my sewing room and it's like a sewing block has been lifted. All kinds of inspiration is brewing.
I refashioned this lovely 100 % cotton tee using the same not a Renfrew tee shirt block I used here and here. But I couldn't just make a simple brown shirt and call it quits. Oh no not me. I decided my wardrobe is in all seriousness in danger of chronic boredom. So I decided to try bleach painting. I plucked some plant parts out of the backyard, found an orphan spray bottle, and boom.
|I have ferns in my backyard obviously|
Well. I think the shirt fits pretty well. And, umm... it's different. Except it's not really because I see this kinda crap at the mall all the time.
|And dammit the one place I didn't want any bleach was the neckline|
All in all not awful for a first attempt but I went a bit heavy on the bleach in that one spot and I think if the design continued up the shoulder it might look a bit more congruous. Those randumb bleach spots were an accident doh.
But here it is inside out. Much better no? I'm not sure this shirt ought to be worn inside out with it's big ugly seam allowances but maybe if I tack them down with a zigzag stitch or a twin needle.
|There's a good reason I do not look amused.|
It's more what I was aiming for. Vibrant, interesting, but not huge and sloppy. The leaf outlines are kind of lost but I think it looks like some sort of heavenly body.
C'est la vie? What would you do? Rock it proudly or wear it inside out?