Labelled 'tribal' or 'ethnic' fashion, the focus in ethnicity appears to filter between Navajo to Ikat, Southwestern to Aztec, but the trend itself is far from over, with cultural patterns and colourful textiles crafted into many a fashion outfit on the streets of the Western World.
Whilst I do not consider myself a follower of fashion per se, this particular trend is one that I am fond of. Brightly coloured abstract textiles in our clothes and accessories, introduce a touch of worldliness and mystery of far away places that we'd all like to explore. (This skirt refashion explores that)
Sewing a colourful textile pocket to a simple garment, such as a plain tee, or a pair of jeans is so easy to do yourself, it could be done by hand with a needle and thread, although it would be quicker if you do have access to a sewing machine.
Example of ready-to-buy pieces:
Seen on ASOS marketplace
Aztec Navajo Southwestern Print Pocket Handmade Denim Shorts
Seen on loveitsomuch.com
Tribal pocket tee
Seen on themag.it
Green tribal pocket sweatshirt
seen on etsy by caseykaui
Denim shirt with tribal print pocket
Seen on thefancy.com
I found a plain 3/4 sleeve tee from my local op shop, half price (thanks to changeover season sale) for a bargain price of $1.75.
The fit was not ideal so I removed both sleeves, and used 'The Mummy' dress form to refit to my shape, using safety pins to pin to the appropriate size.
On re-attaching both sleeves, I've simply pinned and machine stitched the lonesome pocket in place, but placed it on the bottom of the top, rather than create a breast pocket, which, I believe would have been too much.
1 thirfted shirt = three projects, total cost for all three projects $4.25.
Shared with Ta-Dah Tuesday