My Custom Despina T-Shirt

If I wear a special top with Despina Vandi’s image on the front, will I start to look like her by osmosis? I would love it. In any case, I plan to make one to wear to an upcoming concert. I am not content to get a run-of-the-mill version online or a pirated design. I want to be different although clearly a fan. They sell them, of course, at all the venues where she appears; but I will fashion my own tee myself with my trusty sewing machine and some great fabric.

For the concert, I envision a cropped long-sleeve item so the proportions are well conceived. If you make the front and sleeves equally short, it is dull—just a blocky style. The neck should be round and on the low side, leaving plenty of room for Despina’s beautiful countenance. The top should slip gently off the shoulder. A stretch fabric, not too tight, will do nicely with slim jeans and ankle boots. It should have a bit of shine to it. My machine fortunately is up to the job. I got a new model and it handles knits like a breeze. The stitches don’t pucker and the seams like flat as a pancake. This expert sewer makes any novice look like a pro!

There are attachments for embroidering and other types of surface decoration. I prefer to hand sew some sequins here and there for a bit of sparkle. Maybe the sewing machine has this particular talent, but I want a random design and nothing too industrial looking. It should be like glittering stars around Despina’s face. (She is the star in my book and nothing is too glamorous for her.)

I learned to sew when I was quite young making simple skirts and summer frocks. I graduated to coats and jackets, blouses and shirts. Making a tee for a concert will be a no-brainer. Once I decide on the color scheme of the ornamentation, I am ready to start. It will be a true labor of love. I would like to make one for her if I could get close enough to give a gift that represents my loyalty and friendship—albeit from afar.

Despina is one of my favorite performers. Her songs are like poetry, her voice silken and strong. I can envision other items that use aspects of her life and taste such as a hat or scarf. The tee will do for now as the concert is impending. I want to be ready and am dieting to lose a few pounds for the tight leggings. You must go in style when it comes to contemporary music. You need to feel that you fit in and look the part. Only then can you honor someone as great as this singer.

She was born in Germany of Greek origins and has numerous followers around the world. I am proud to put my name out there as part of her entourage. With the tee in tow, I will seek her out at the concert—her ever-present fan.

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