There has been some debate around the city over the last few days, about how best to commemorate the second anniversary of our February earthquake. Initially I thought I would pick flowers and walk over to the memorial in the cemetery and leave them there but as the morning wore on, I realised that actually, I am ready to move on. My house is still damaged so there are still reminders but I no longer think of earthquakes on a daily basis and that is a good thing. I can now enter a large building and not look for the closest escape route and that is also a good thing. So, today, I made pickles, took the dog for a walk and while I did look at the clock and reflect briefly at 12.51pm, today was like any other day and if anyone had told me that two years ago, as much as I wanted to, I wouldn't have believed them.
After yesterdays, pants effort, I set too and made another Kirsten Kimono tee by Maria Denmark. I had some white cotton interlock from the op shop that I knew would be perfect for a staple white tee, so while I was in the mood for such an uninspiring project as a plain white tee, I set to work. Now, you would think I could whip this little number up quick smart wouldn't you? But the reality was far from that. I actually ended up cutting out three tees. The first was massive and resembled a marquee more than a tee shirt. The second, I forgot to add seam allowances and didn't make it past the cutting stage and the third is what you see above. Despite being quite tight, the original version of this tee, is in regular rotation. This time I added an extra 1cm to the side seams so it would hang rather loosely but still give the illusion of some shape, unlike the marquee version.
Phew that was a marathon, I am pleased the fabric came from the op shop and I had plenty of it!
Today I am wearing the Kirsten tee with the black linen Clover pants minus the 4cm I ran in yesterday afternoon, and suede ballet flats by Clarks.