Here are my two tees inspired by my Spring/Summer 2012 Wardrobe project. If you check out the link, you'll see that the inspiration uses a gray top and a white and navy striped top, both with 3/4 length sleeves. I opted for short sleeves because it's dang hot where I live!
I've actually made both of these tees before so I won't go into great detail. You can check out the previous posts for pattern reviews.
First up is actually my favorite: the white and navy striped tee. I used a rayon jersey from Gorgeous Fabrics (looks like it's sold out though). I got two yards for a total of $24. If you've ever ordered from Ann, you'll know that she's generous with her cuts so I actually have enough to squeeze out a tank I think. I love ordering from G.F.- there is always a wide selection of beautiful, high quality fabrics that you can't get elsewhere. The prices are a little higher than I usually go for but she puts on some good sales throughout the year.
I used pattern 112A from the Burda Style issue 02/2010. I originally blogged it here. The only change I made was to shorten the sleeve length. I really like this cut on me. It's fast and easy to sew and the boatneck style is very flattering in my opinion.
Note: I got the white skirt as a substitute for the white jeans from my inspiration wardrobe. I tried on various styles of white jeans, capris and shorts and just couldn't find a style that was both flattering and not a peep show... lol! This skirt is flattering and fun to wear and it has shorts built in underneath so they are not so see through! Got it from Kohl's.
I took these while in Florida, down by the marina. I love all the water and sailboats... I feel so nautical with my striped tee and white skirt! My hair is kind of wild... it was a windy day:)
I used Vogue 8536 for my second tee, originally blogged here. (I can't believe I've blogged for this long!! This was three years ago!) I used a cotton interlock from Joann Fabrics. I purchased 2 yards for a total of $10... I think I can get a second top from the remnant on this one too. This one is also fast and easy to sew. Perhaps it's the way I styled it but I'm not so thrilled with this one... it's just a basic gray tee. It was a hot, casual day so I just paired it with shorts and sandals.
I haven't started on all of the jackets yet- mainly because it's too stinking hot to wear them! But I have all the fabric for the three jackets which will really bump up my styling options. I hope to have them ready for early Fall.
I still have several other tops done and pictures to take so stay tuned...