Kathy is busy testing our next pattern using this Japanese Double Gauze. It's going to be a fantastic look, but we can't ruin the surprise! In the meantime, here is some inspiration from around the shop. We all have spring (tops) on our minds!
Army jacket on the runway.
Military influences in fashion come and go. 2010 was a big year for designers to include olive green and khaki in their palettes. But according to Erin, who keeps us young around here, the fashionable army jacket is back.
Even though it is summer here, I always like to have a collar on my knit shirts. I was getting tired of my polos. One of my favorite knit fabrics this summer was the little dot and line knit we have in three colors--black & cream, bronze & black and red & orange. This viscose knit has stretch on the crosswise, but not very much on the lengthwise so it does have a certain stability, wonderful drape and washes great.
Each of the garments in our MixIt Pattern can be made with a knit or a woven. This is the MixIt Top. I did not make any changes to the pattern or alter any detail because of the knit. I didn't even need to use a lightweight interfacing at the front keyhole or collar.I now have a really comfortable and cool summer top with one of my favorite patterns.
Kansas summers are normally hot, muggy & humid. So I live in simple, lightweight tanks all summer long! Here's a fun update on the MixIt Tank using a sheer pink gauze layered over a soft cotton knit. Nothing says summer like the perfect white tank.
I don't know about you, but I'm ready for fall. Just one problem, the temperature outside is still reaching the upper 80's.
So I need a few garments that will transition into fall. It needs to be light enough to wear in the August heat. Once the temperature drops, it should easily work with a cardigan or jacket.
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