Readers, my distressed cotton shirt is finished. Click here for the photo shoot!
As I may have mentioned last week, this fabric -- which I believe has some linen in the blend as it was located in the linen section of Mood Fabrics -- was labeled Alexander Wang. I did a little online research and discovered that in his Fall 2013 line, he did present quite few looks with weathered or distressed fabrics. For example:
I wasn't able to find anything in the actual fabric I made my shirt out of, but perhaps he ordered it and didn't use it, which explains why it was for sale at Mood Fabrics. Who knows how these things work?
Anyway, I'm finding my shirt extremely easy to wear and comfortably modest (and not too breezy) with a tee shirt underneath. The ones I've been wearing are white, but it might look cool with colored shirts underneath too.
It amazes me what they can do with fabric nowadays. Any idea how they might have created the distressed effect on my shirting? Acid?
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