The modern gift guide for our 14th anniversary suggested Ivory or gold jewellery and seeing he doesn't wear any jewellery I put my thinking cap on regarding Ivory. Luckily I remembered that I had some Ivory Bamboo Interlock purchased in 2009 from The Bamboo Fabric Store in my stash which would work perfectly for another Strathcona Henley, maybe the t-shirt with short sleeves this time.
My next quandary was how to make it not so plain and then remembered Mark had a purchased t-shirt from Japan back in 2005 which was looking very sad, but had a tone-on-tone embroidered skier on it.
Now how to do this as I don't have an embroidery machine, but this is where talking to your sewing buddies is great, Alison volunteered to do this for me.
So I headed over to Great Designs and purchased a skier design for Alison to use on her machine. It took Alison a few test runs with different threads to get the skier to look like I had imagined, and we ended up using Mettler No 703.
The only adjustment I made to the pattern was to lower the front neckline by 2cm.
And to make the t-shirt look more RTW I dug out some white twill tape and stitched it around the back neckline like Mark's RTW t-shirts.
Mark is very pleased with this t-shirt, it has had a lot of wears already.
2015 Stash Out: 25.55 m
2015 Stash In: 32.8 m