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#TheSewbackProject - High School | Colette Jasmine

The Sew Back Project - started by Harriet of Hobbling Handmades, the idea of the project is to take an item of clothing from when you were younger and use it as inspiration. If you're interested and want to find out more, here is the original video where Harriet explains it all!

Today's Sew Back for me takes us back to my final year at high school (yes, that is long enough ago that I can use it in a throwback!). I was in the extension course for Music - basically it was (from what I can remember) a performance-based subject where once a semester we would have a concert of pieces we'd worked on. At our very first concert, I wore my favorite shirt at the time and black pants. I was feeling my look that night, I tell you. Get to the concert and discover that one of my friends wore a shirt in the exact same colour with a black skirt.

It was mildly mortifying and completely hilarious at the same time.



Weird cropping necessary because I haven't spoken to said person in a since like a year after we graduated and don't want to put faces up on the internet without permission! (I'm headless because I like keeping my job and online life seperate).

Conveniently, I bought this fabric about the same time I had this shirt, as I was obsessed with the colour and it was on the Spotlight clearance table. For super cheap. (That still hasn't changed, I still love the clearance table) So no idea what the fabric actually is, some random silky stuff. The purple is shantung, left over from a project I've cut but haven't sewn up yet.



The pattern I used was Colette's Jasmine, which I had made before but wanted to try it again. Pretty happy with how it turned out! I don't actually own black pants any more, so I've styled it with a black skirt instead.



Since the original photo was at a music concert, I felt like a musical instrument was in order. I'm actually a piano player, but that's in a rather dark room...

I have another sewback planned for sure (from a much older photo!), and one which is a solid "maybe". More in the weeks to come! Next week is Mothers Day here in Australia, so fingers crossed I make something special for Mum next week. Hope to see you then!

-Christine

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