summer sewing for the boy
A little bit of summer sewing before I pack up the machine.
My dashiki with a deconstructed collar. I'm saying 'deconstructed' like I meant to do it, but fact is that I goofed and put it on the wrong way. But, now that I decided to pretend like I meant it all the while, I sorta like the frayed edge look. Relaxed and beachy looking, yes?
I just noticed the nasty skeeter gnawing on my boy's neck. Grrrr.
It has been suggested that in addition to the tutorial, I also make up a full pattern for those who are not pattern-making inclined. Would anyone else be interested? What sizes should I aim for?
I have plans to make up a few more of these dashikis, along with the shortening of the ankle exposing pants into shorts for the summer. The dashikis are nice for sun and bug protection, with their longish sleeves, but still loose and comfortable in warm weather. While I probably won't be able to keep his shirt on all summer - both my kids would rather be nekked than anything - but I'll have better luck with this style than a hot, stuffy t-shirt.
I'm still debating about whether I'll put the collar on the right way next time or not.