This is a piece of fabric I’ve had for a while, spotted at the Newtown Salvation Army in 2008 and one I felt was too special for me to cut up and potentially waste. At approximately 12.05am today, I decided that it was time. Partly because I was making a navy blue mini* skirt. Partly because I figured I could get a short-sleeved top out of it (just). And mostly it just was. Is, now.
Often I think of my unused white fir trees on navy blue flannelette as the coolest fabric I own, but this game board scrap actually IS the coolest piece. But now it is an actual garment! Stash busted!
It took a little trickery to get some sleeves. Just a little.
There will be proper photos soon, and some of the fabric itself. It seems to be an old board game, with various obstacles (Nazis included) and reminds me of my mum’s Peter Rabbit** board game from the 1950s (the one that taught me the world ‘HALT!’ at a very early age). It’s a nice cotton drill, and I have edged the sleeves with my scissor fabric. What I really wanted to do was trim the shirt with some dice fabric I have. But while the green background matches the green on this fabric, the dice were too white next to the creamy white bits on the ‘How To Play’. It made sense, but looked silly.
*I know. Am I crazy? Have you ever seen me wear a short skirt? What could possibly have gotten into me? Quite likely this. It has set the mood for short skirts and the colour blue. Now I just need to happen upon an envelope filled with cash so I may pay off my new satchel….
** Edit: I should probably clarify that Mum’s Peter Rabbit board game did not involve Nazis.