Monday, November 11, 2013

Mixed Prints Tee

This top was inspired by one I saw at Anthropologie that was black and white stripe mixed with a geometric print.  I found these two color coordinating prints at Sawyer Brook and decided to give it a go.  The challenge was that the stripe is a lightweight sweater knit and the print is a cotton gauze.  The gauze had just enough stretch to be forgiving, and I cut those pieces a bit big to make sure they would fit. 
 I used my usual tee shirt pattern, OOP Butterick 3344 and cut it up to get these pieces.  Again, I just cut the yoke pieces about an inch wider than the pattern to make them roomy enough.  After I put the main pieces together, I wanted a little more of the floral fabric, so I added a vent hem with it.  I'm not totally sold on it.  It looks a little loincloth-y to me, so we'll see if I hack it off in a couple of weeks.
 I like how this is a bit different from your plain old tee shirt, but it's not too crazy.  :-)

7 comments:

Amanda S. said...

Really cute on you! The floral reads like a sequin from a little distance. Great color on you too!

Dilliander said...

Very nice top Jenny! Such a lovely colour and fabric combo.

Shirley A.W. said...

You look particularly gorgeous in these photos! Oh to be blonde and sun-kissed in November. Great shirt too. :)

sandysewin said...

I like the combination. And I don't think it looks at all like a loin cloth. :-)

Lois Evensen said...

I really like this! Very nice!

Diana said...

Oh this top is really cute! Love the mix of patterns!

Tampa Bay Lisa said...

I love it! The colors are perfect together, and it looks great on you! I think the extra fabric looks a bit "off" with the jeans, but if you wore it with leggings or a short skirt, it would look perfect.