Sunday, 17 March 2013


I seem to be becoming addicted to playing with my sewing machine,  and great fun it is too.  Why stick with clothes you are not happy with when you can change them ?? Get out the scissors & cut off what you don't like!
That's what I did with the t-shirt below,  I snipped its little sleeves off.   I love the blue colour,  that's really why I bought it,  and for the cool drawing by Jean-Michel Basquiat,  which I take to be of himself.

Well,  JMB,  I loved your drawings,  but not the kind of texts in your paintings that were like this one,  doing poor me about people with lotsa money...  so I covered them up & got a nice little pocket into the bargain.   I hope you like looking at the African drawings which I put there instead,  and the fun I had with the shapes from t-shirt 2.  That was another real favourite which had worn too thin,  and was another lovely blue,  so I am pleased with the colour mix too.  Here's the back ..

For the next one I went back to the fleece material left from my 1st garment (2 posts ago)  and used the central part of the blue piece,  with red additions this time.  Another useful pocket,  of course,

and on the back a lovely design from another old favourite t-shirt  the rest of which will be in the rag bag.  Alas I dont know who JG is,  but her initials are still on it,  and the title - Lapwing.  So this garment has a name  too.

I have already been asked to make a garment for someone else,  and offered some more old clothes,  this seems all set to escalate..  watch this space !


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