I made a second version of the Bento tee. I used a striped thick cotton from my stash. This fabric feels so nice. I found it at a jobber and it feels exactly like those thick knit Mariniere shirts. Almost like a ponte knit. It’s perfect for spring.
I cut a size small but because this knit is very structured with no drape, I took in the sides about two inches. I left the shoulders and neckline alone. It is really a quick sew on my serger. I love the little detail of the cuffs. I have it a bit more dressed up here with my self drafted ponte skirt and leather espadrilles bought last year.
I was just in J Crew today, shopping for my husband …… not me! I felt like this style goes with a lot of the clothes in there. I love J Crew and Liesl’s patterns definitely have that vibe, too. I’m going to be buying her Soho shorts pattern which is released today. They remind me of a pair of pleated floral shorts I bought in Barcelona a few years ago that I love but they are a little to tight. I haven’t found any others like them since, and I’m glad I have found a pattern for them.
Now that it’s spring and getting warm, I am really inspired about sewing. Spring sewing is much easier than winter sewing!