But he does test my patience by constantly asking for capes, tunics with 'Wizard Sleeves', Kiss or Elvis-style jumpsuits, and bell bottoms of various colours. His most recent obsession has been a hippie tunic, a la Jim Morrison or the alchemist in 'Holy Mountain'.
|No, that's not Mr Needles waiting for his dinner to be served, but the Alchemist from Jodorowsky's 'Holy Mountain'|
He wore me down, so I dug out this pattern from my collection:
(Notice it says 'Small' - I had to do a bit of grading for it to fit Mr Needles 42" chest...)
After a visit to Ridley Rd market for fabric - Indian cotton at the bargainous price £1.20/m - and a quick wash to pre-shrink, I begrudgungly got to sewing. It actually only took a couple of evenings to put together, but like always I got a bit too involved and decided it needed something around the neckline.
I came up with this silver chain stitch, which was surprisingly satisfying to work, but took a whole day to complete!
|Close up of chain stitch|
|The finished neckline|
As you can see, he loved it - he apparently 'didn't sweat at all' while wearing it! Such high praise...
In case you were wondering, the backgrounds to these pictures aren't from our home, but an art happening/club night which Mr Needles and friends put on - Super Satanic Saturday! If you like UV-light art, snake dancers, and psychedelic rock, check out their facebook page .
See you soon!