aquitaine breakfast cape project...
"It was drizzling and mysterious at the beginning of our journey. I could see that it was going to be one big saga of the mist. 'Whooee!' yelled Dean. 'Here we go!' And he hunched over the wheel and gunned her; he was back in his element, everybody could see that. We were all delighted, we all realized we were leaving cofusion and nonsense behind and performing our one and noble function of the time, move. And we moved!"
On the Road - Jack Kerouac
the re-imagining of an old white t-shirt into an easy throw on summer vest
I picked the original t-shirt up at a sample sale on the Kings Road last autumn and packed it away ready for warmer weather.
Although I like the original tee, a little personalised one-day project could make it a little more interesting and the new shape is the perfect cut for hot weather.
The sample sale tee was washed and pressed in preparation for cutting. Then cut along the shoulder seam through to the sleeve hem. Folded at centre front and centre back I laid the sample flat, then re-cut the neckline and armhole. Bound the front and back neckline, then re stitched the front neckline by hand with gold embroidery thread. Finally I stitched the binding from the side seam around the armhole with strap lengths included.
At the very end I felt something was missing, so decided to cut the folded edge off the hem for a raw finish.