A well worn friend has been sitting in a pile with others waiting to be mended and made wearable again. Very comfortable and a good fit, I found this sweatshirt in a thrift shop like new. I've never really liked the neutrality of the colour or the embroidered logo. In looking over the pile considering what I might make in CWB2, it caught my eye and when I laid a piece of leaf dyed wool on it, my creative flames were ignited.
After turning and stitching the frayed cuffs and bottom under, I cut pieces to cover worn areas and considered how clothing is the interface between me and the outside world and what might I want it to say as an expression of me?
I rarely find anything ready made that I would like to buy and have only a few items in my closet that I actually like. So I also dug out this shirt experiment I began a few years ago, thinking to sew something simply, without a pattern and to make it in a style and colour I like - only I never did complete it.
So I re-hemmed and made size adjustments and handstitched the neckline and while I would prefer a natural fabric, it now fits, is light and drapes nicely and I like wearing it because it expresses something of me.
I haven't posted in awhile so will do another one to show more of the sweatshirt's progress. I've only stitched a few further lines on Palace of the Soul, as I am focusing on wearables for now.