Daily Archives: October 24, 2012

Blogging the alphabet – O

O ~ Over shirt

I came across this photo in a box I was sorting the other day. I loved that over-shirt. It was a man’s blue denim shirt a couple of sizes larger than I would normally wear. I bought it to play with and play in.

The playing with, involved the use of Deka Fabric paints randomly applied onto the damp body and sleeves. I kept the collar protected so that it remained the natural colour. When the jacket was dry and the colour ‘fixed’, I added a quilted lining. Then I used a waterproofing spray so that the jacket would keep me dry as well as warm.

It was light and comfortable for casual wear and I wore it until it almost fell apart.  One of these days I must try playing with fabric paints again.

No. We were not playing in the long grass!  I was actually volunteering at a plant sale.