Recently I have been wondering that myself. I haven't been home long enough to do laundry let alone make anything! But I finally snagged a few minutes this week and spent some time in my sewing room. It really felt great!
Remember this pile of stuff? I have been collecting fabric from my travels but haven't stayed home long enough to actually sew any of it up.
I am not really a 't-shirt' person, but I like little shirts that act like t-shirts. Loose, easy to wear, cool and casual.
I thought several of the silk pieces that I have gathered this year would make perfect summer T's.
The first one I made was really, really straight forward. I was glad that I had opted for a simple style, because the silk was super 'swishy' which made construction a bit tricky. In the end I am happy with the t shape and softness of the shirt. I think the simplicity makes it a good all 'rounder and I have been wearing it quite a bit. It also has ALL of my favorite mud colors!
The second T was a bit more involved. Before heading off on my last trip I had an idea for combining three of the silks that I had gotten on my trip to NYC. I draped the fabrics on my dress form so I would remember when I got home. I think the marinading time helped. When I started working on it, it was like I had already made the shirt. I must have been engineering it in my head while I was in Costa Rica.
The final product also has small cap sleeves in the stripe fabric.
I really like the buttons up the back! I made the facing out of the stripe and turned it back leaving a 1/4 inch 'piping' to add a little extra detail. I think I will use that idea again sometime.
Both tops are cool and comfortable and I think I will enjoy them as we head into the lazy, hot, dog days of summer.