This is my weekend wardrobe refashion - Part 1 - Two plain white Tshirts.
These Tshirts were part of a bundle kindly donated to my studio by a friend a couple of weeks ago.
The first thing I did was to remove the sleeves and the necklines of both Tshirts. I really don't like round crew necks and much prefer a V neck, so I marked out a V with some tailors chalk and cut along the lines.
Considering that I set up my sewing machine in the studio, most of this weekend was spent hand sewing - not really sure how that worked out.
Rather than try to hem the edges of the stretchy material the tshirt is made from I hand stitched some vintage lace to the arm holes and neckline.
So now I had one V neck vest top instead of a Tshirt - but as it was quite plain still, I decided to jazz it up a little with some flowers taken from another Tshirt that had been cut up into dusters a while ago.
The second flowers was just stiched into position with some matching red embroidery thread,
With one vest finished I thought I may as well continue with the second while I was on a roll and the studio was warm - I have been burning all the scutty bits from the bottom of the wood pile, so lots of bark and chips - makes for a messy smoky fire but lots of heat.
The second T shirt was combined with what was left of a skirt I bought on Ebay three years ago, but ripped on some barbed wire and kept the material scraps because I just knew one day I would have a use for them.
The V neckline was once again finished with some vintage lace, hand stitched into position.
To finish I added some circles cut from the same skirt material along the bottom of the vest. I think I may add some beading to these circles but my hands had had quite enough hand stitching by then so stopped at this point.
I have just realised that I did not take a photo of the finished vests. I'll see if my model is free later today and try to remember to take some finished shots for that before and after feel.