After my foray into machine-embroidered lace described in my last post, I’ve been experimenting again, this time in an effort to camouflage some holes in the front of one of my favorite tee-shirts.
Since the holes were located in the front lower half of the tee, I originally thought it would be nice to create a paisley border design along the hem.
I chose two layers of “no-show mesh” for stabilizer and a thin, water-soluble “topper”. So far so good.
The crosshair placement lines for the second design I used yielded somewhat unpredictable results. So I decided to change my game plan from a border to an asymmetrical paisley cluster. Again, not perfect placement, but I will definitely wear this tee in future. Suffice to say, it’s now an original.
I’ve learned a lot in this process, including embracing the notion of random imperfection as a thing of potential beauty, a stretch for my perfectionist tendencies to be sure.
Final takeaway? It feels wonderful to have prolonged the life of this simple garment in a fun and creative way.