by Diva Els
Back in the eighties there was a US cartoon about Turtles, broadcasted every wednesday afternoon on Dutch television. My oldest son, then 6 year old, was a huge fan of these so-called Ninja Teenage Mutant Hero turtles.
I made a summer jacket on which I applicated one of the Ninja teenage turtles, the one my son particularly liked (there were 4 of them but my son had one special favourite “Donatello”). The jacket had to be green and blue because that were his favorite colors and I found some Turtle cotton for the lining. The turtle I copied from a coloring book and I bought some small tubes of textile paint and went at work, precise cutting of the small parts from cotton fabric and painting them in the right colors, used doubble sided fusible tape and meticulous sewing around the edges. The look on his face when he saw the finished jacket was worth all the trouble I went trough. Now 17 years later I am still thankful for keeping his jacket which brings back nice memories.