Saturday, April 3, 2010

Bradmill shirt ...

From this very old and very soft 70's era sheet


came this shirt.



After seeing all the magnificent things that Peter has made from sheets, I thought I'd give it a go myself. I found this sheet for $1 at the op shop and as the colours blend perfectly with Grant's SWAP, I decided to make a last minute substition and make this. Buttons and thread are from stash (buttons 20c at the op shop) and as I have enough sheet left for another shirt, it was a very cost effective exercise. Thank you, Peter, for the inspiration!

When I was cutting it out this morning, I noticed this cute little label. It's a Bradmill sheet, made in Australia. The label has a B on one side and Bradmill on the other.

I decided it would make for a touch of irony if I stitched the label back into the seam, like some designers do. You can see it sticking out in the first picture.


I've also sewed the shell of my final SWAP coat, but it's late and I'm tired so you'll have to wait until tomorrow for those pics to upload.

Happy Easter to you all and NSW residents remember that daylight saving ends tonight.

14 comments:

gwensews said...

No kidding--a sheet? It's a great shirt, and I love the colors. And the chevron on the back yoke.

Karin said...

Great shirt! I see those colours a lot around here these days, so that shirt is absolutely hip! ;-)

Faye Lewis said...

Love that shirt!

Tanya said...

That is a fantastic reuse/recycle project, it looks great and I love the label sewn into the side seam, very cool.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Wonderful colors. Perfect for a shirt. The label is a great idea.

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Handmade said...

I live in Newcastle and we used to have the Bradmill factory here at Kotara - we even used to go on school excursions there - fascinating!!! Very very cool shirt!

Sharon said...

Great shirt and yes I remember Bradmills when I lived at Newcastle.

kbenco said...

Very cool shirt, and I love your tag use. Your stripe matching is so exact, that chevron makes the shirt look ultra expensive.

Vicki said...

Very '70's! Great recycle.

gabby said...

I love this shirt! and that it was made from a sheet for $1..priceless..it matches up wonderfully..very inspirational.

rosa said...

absolutely fantastic shirt! I'm off to the op shop. thanks for the inspiration

Sheila said...

Awesome shirt! What is an op shop... is it like a thrift shop?

Cath said...

I LOVE the fabric and the final shirt!.. Well done.