last spring, i took it on a road trip and started stitching that sun in the car. i wore the shirt to jo's birthday concert that evening (after removing it from jo who thought she'd try to quietly walk off in it). this week i filled in the sunshine a bit more and added the triangles.
i like the idea of this shirt getting worn, loved and stitched as the years go by. it feels like the type of shirt that will buck trends and remain classic, but funky. i'll wear it on a sunrise hike in joshua tree, on a windy beach in malibu, and around the campfire in big sur. it'll fit right in thrift shopping on haight…and bike riding through our neighborhood. this shirt with its stitched tattoos growing…growing better, stronger and more loved with each stitch and adventure.
(some of the suggested topics for this week of slow fashion october are: second-hand / mending / caring for things / laundering for longevity / design for longevity (bucking trends, quality materials …) / heirlooms
these are some of my favorite topics and i've written posts about them here. feel free to take a look at a few of them: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)