A Sweet Little Bullet from a Pretty Blue Gun

The latest shirt. Cynthia made this on Saturday. The fabric was one she noticed first.
When it was brought to my attention I loved it but was not absolutely sure it would make a good shirt.

We talked about it and looked at it and looked some more. A nice older woman passed by and said to go for it and seemed genuinely enthused by the idea of a shirt made from this fabric.

I like it because it has a retro 50’s/60’s thing going on with the Audrey Hepburn style women at the vintage bar. The repeating pattern has a very tie-dye look. All the elements come together and, best of all, it complements my blue eyes.

This one is called “The Blue Lady”

Shirt Front Shirt Back
Detail Detail

Cause what matters most is the feeling you get when you’re hypnotized


The latest from the Cynthia collection.

I really took a liking to this fabric when I found it at the quilting supply store in Katy. Cynthia was not so sure.

Little did we know how hard it would be for Cynthia to work with it. The pattern is … wll, slippery. It litterally makes your eyes swim when you look at it and when you are required to maintain a constant focus for the purpose of cutting and sewing the actual shirt it plays havock on your eyes.

Cynthia actually named this shirt “Swimmy.”

Pictures don’t do it justice. The cobination of light and motion is what really sets this shirt off.

Four pics. 1 front, 1 back and two detail shots. Click any thumb to see a larger version.

Shirt front Shirt back Shirt front Detail


As those who know me can attest, I am not lacking for many good meals in my life. I don’t measure my relationship with Cynthia in years so much as I measure it in pounds.

Besides being an awesome cook, she is also a pretty mean seamstress.
Combine that with her odd sense of humor and quirky aesthetic and the results are quite astonishing.

I live my new sushi shirt!
I call it Lounge-wear for the 21st Century….

Here’s some close-up shots to show the detail of the fabric and the buttons…