Whew! Our Egyptian (mis)adventure is thankfully over, we are safely home in Berlin & I can share the groovy gear I created for what should have been a relaxing holiday but a series of incredibly unfortunate (& downright unlucky) events transformed into a miserable trip…sigh
First up, my stylin’ keep cool dude & kiddo tunics:
fab full coverage for 50°C sunshine
& perfect for a breezy evening of stone throwing
Make a few of your own with my totally cool DIY tunics – no pattern required!
snag a square table cloth of lightweight cotton
(make sure the width of the fabric is the same – or wider – than the width of the recipient’s outstretched arms from wrist to wrist)
fold in half with right sides facing
grab a loose fitting top, center it on the fabric with the neckline at the fold & mark the basic position of the underarms, torso & collar onto the folded table cloth
using your marks as a guide chop out the torso & sleeve area on one side and stitch the raw edges together
fold in half, use as a template to cut out the other side of the top & stitch
chop out a neckline
hem up the raw edge
and head out to kiss a camel!
experiment with different neckline shapes & add a fun front pocket
use a dyed duvet cover & create a groovy dude version with a quirky cowl collar
transform a larger table cloth into an adorable beach cover-up (or robe) by simply following the steps above, chopping straight up the front & adding a button closure!
stay tuned for more funktastic beat the heat projects & check out the sordid tale of our disastrous Egyptian experience