I love summer, but you wouldn't know it from the clothes in my wardrobe.
When I cleaned it out the other day I realised my summer wardrobe, both work and casual, is severely lacking. I didn't own a single white t-shirt. To make things a little bit more interesting I thought I'd try StyleArc's Rowe's tunic which I've loved since I first saw it.
It's an easy pattern with some nice design lines. The instructions for the v-neck would be a bit sparse for a beginner, but otherwise it's a really simple make. This is a straight size 12 with no changes and I'm pretty happy with the outcome. The neckband seam is just slightly off at the front which is a bit annoying, but this was really just a test made up in some leftovers so I'm not too fussed. I'll be making this one again in a fabric with more drape.
Melbourne had a bit of a cool spell recently so I decided to try Tessuti's Mandy Boat Neck Tee too (bonus - it's free) in their lime line fabric. This is a great pattern and I really like the way the neckline is finished. This is a one sized pattern and I made it up without any changes, but the arms feel just a little too tight. It's wearable but if I make it again (and I probably will) I'd use a stretchier fabric or a 1/4 seam allowance.
I had a bit of a moment earlier today and wasn't going to post these items - I just felt like they were too basic or too boring to blog. I kind of feel like I should blog about amazing items or pieces with tricky construction techniques (and if I could take a good photo that would help too). In the end I decided I was being silly. This is me. This is what I wear. This is my little corner of the internet and I'm going to blog what ever makes me feel happy :)