Saturday, 7 September 2013
Hexie T shirt re-vamp!
I've been playing around with some lovely fabrics, 'Happy Go Lucky' by Moda, for a new design. When I went out to collect my washing from the line yesterday, I breathed in the lovely sunshiny, windy smell - and then looked down to see the huge stain on one of my favourite t shirt tops had still not come out, after my repeated attempts to remove it. Sadly, I put it down on a chair next to my sewing unit, ready to pack in the recycling bag. Then I suddenly realised how the colours of the hexies sang out against the brown fabric!
I decided to cover up my stain - nothing ventured, nothing gained! So, I sorted out the hexie which looked best, and appliqued it to the top with my new Superior threads - (which are fantastic by the way.) Then I added a little curvy chain stitch stem free hand. It wasn't intentional, but it does look like the letter 'J' for Jules. The top looks really nice on - but I couldn't manage to take a photo of myself.
Serendipity, I think, plus I feel like I have a brand new t shirt!x