The root of this outfit is the t-shirt. It is a shirt I got from a boat dealer, from whom we bought our boat nearly two years ago, and which has been lying in my dresser ever since. We are very satisfied with the boat, Sunde, and the shirt is made of quality material, so I decided to make it wearable. Why waste perfectly good material, no matter the commercial side to it?!
|Basic t-shirt and stretchy jersey pants. Comfy, yipee! Here I go with blue again, but what can I do? It is the perfect color for a seaside holiday. =)|
|This photoshoot was so much fun! I wish to be able to jump like this still in my sixties, and to maintain my childish enthusiasm even way beyond. Time will tell...|
|Here is the before-picture of the shirt. An ordinary, boxy men´s shirt. Soooooo unflattering for women!|
|But when fitted for me, I feel good in it. Thank goodness for sewing machines!|
|Here is shown the original sleeve edge I was able to take granted for when assemblying the new sleeves. To add to the brightening up of the look, I sew a couple of off-white buttons on both sleeves.|
|Hail the sea! Usually I always make the top lighter than the bottom, but now I could not select the top color myself, and had to go with the best possible option to pair with in the bottom.|
|Just as with the shirt, I worked a topstitch on with the same color in the pants. A nice little matching detail in both, top and bottom.|
The wheel-of-the-year rolls on, but we keep on mini-vacationing at our summer cabin. It has become a place of peace and serenity for us. A place where we can forget about the everyday life, bills, work, taxes, insurance policies, global warming, wars, and even dirty laundry! A true getaway, a safe haven.
P.S. In the same manner as this t-shirt for myself, I have previously made a Sunde-t-shirt for my boy too.