(This post is actually a repost from an old blog of mine, http://t-cycle.blogspot.com. I felt inspired to share this project after reading recent posts from other bloggers sharing Alabama Chanin projects. I have made countless projects from Natalie Chanin’s books over the past few years and have enjoyed using her techniques as springboards for my own adaptations for upcycling t-shirts.)
I found this wonderful XL, souvenir T-shirt from Washington D.C. at my local Goodwill. I thought it would be perfect to make a hand-stitched tank top found in Natalie Chanin’s second book, Alabama Studio Style.
(If you’re interested, http://www.amazon.com/Alabama-Studio-Style-Celebrating-Sustainable/dp/1584798238)
The entire garment is hand-stitched. I settle in on the couch and get myself in a mediative state of mind when I’m ready to begin stitching. I decided to use red thread for the seams and gold thread for the neckline and armholes. I always use contrasting thread on these projects as the hand-stitching is part of the design, and should be featured rather than blended in.
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