Tuesday, September 17, 2013

As the weather cools...


...it's time to break out the magic invisibility cloak 


It needs a lot of TLC. I may even excise the most interesting elements and relocate them onto a newer, more substantial garment.

Starting out with a very worn chambray shirt was a romantic notion that has proven to be the proverbial garden path...

I'll look it over in the morning light before I do anything crazy.

10 comments:

Connie said...

Oh, I am so excited . . . you have inspired me to try this. I have a new embroidery sewing machine and I have been experimenting with free hand stitching. This would be a great way to create a sampler of all the new techniques and stitching ideas that I've been playing around with. Then when it is filled (years from now) I'll have a crazy, artsy, shirt :) Thank you for sharing your shirt . . . like I said, I'm so excited :)
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

jude said...

oh wow!!!!!

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

i would
line it

maybe extend it, longer,
i think it holds juju you might
want

MulticoloredPieces said...

Had to zoom in to get a closer look--luv everything about it, including the old linens that have taken on new life. Wonderful piece of clothing.
best from Tunisia,
nadia

eva ucgatwork said...

This shirt is wonderful! Cutting it up (to me) seems impossible,I actually shiver by only thinking about it.I wouldn't do it.

Ms. said...

Noooooo--don't ditch it...take apart the seams and frame it if you don't want it whole for it's purpose, but if you're sick of it....well give it away. But It really looks like a very personal 'place keeper; as Jude might say. Think first.

Nancy said...

This is a treasure. I would not undo it. I have a shirt of my daddy's that I've considered using this way...but so far have not been able to bring myself to begin.

Deb said...

The problem is that although I loved some of the individual elements, a lot of them were done just to fill space. I was rushing, not planning and the overall "juJu" never really came into fruition. I probably won't do anything with it because I just don't have the time...

deemallon said...

a Queen of Cutting Things Up, I nevertheless share the sense of recoil at the idea of cutting THIS... maybe having it worn on a chair for now is enough?

Mo Crow said...

I love this Deb it holds your strong magic