Etsy recently reintroduced the Alchemy feature which is used for requesting custom items or bidding to be the person to make the custom items.
I decided to partake so I put out a call to have a shirt altered to fit. As many shirts as I have, I always wanted this shirt to fit, because the fabric is so awesome:
Yes, it is vintage fabric with raccoons. I imagine they are washing apples or some other treasure they scavenged from somewhere. Of course these raccoons remind me of Patches. I have had this shirt since 2002 when I attended the Art-o-Mat 5th Anniversary Swap Meet in Winston-Salem. I grabbed this shirt out of a giant clothing swap mountain at Mary's of Course! Cafe. Finally, some random thing I pick up and hold on to for half a decade has actually become usable.
And all thanks to Fisheye Accessories. fisheye is an etsy seller who makes one-of-a-kind accessories, primarily from recycled or repurposed materials.
One of my favorites is her Apple Tree Cross Stitch clutch, made out of an upcycled kitchen towel.
She did a great job on altering the shirt, which started out way too loose and slouchy on me.
Next Episode: Alchemy Success Part 2: Wherein chicken wire is utilized.