Mixed Up Tee

It has been a couple of months since I first saw this tee at Anthropologie.  Ever since I saw it, I have been dying to make one, or a similar version.

Right after I saw it, my friend Merrick (love her!) of Merrick’s Art, posted a tutorial for a knock-off.  I love how hers turned out- she made another one as well.  They both are adorable.

A while back, I made this navy and white striped everyday tee (free pattern here) and I haven’t been wearing it much lately.  I thought it would be the perfect tee to mix up a bit with some navy and white polka dot voile I bought at Michael Levine.  I really like how it turned out.

To make one, you can start with an existing tee, with or without inset sleeves, or make this using a pattern.  You can use my Everyday Tee pattern, or Sew Much Ado’s Seafarer pattern would work really well.  Then follow Merrick’s tutorial to change it up.

You can stick with this style, or you can change it up even more.  Here and here are some more great examples of mixed up tees.

Side Note: Merrick’s Tutorial suggests making a little box pleat with your patterned fabric, and I chose not to do it out of sheer laziness.   I wish I had, as I would prefer my top to be a bit less fitted, and more boxy.  

Go mix up your own tees! There are so many things you can do with this idea.