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.
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.
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.