Yes! As promised here are my most recent Grail T-shirt additions…. which have joined their SEVEN other sisters in my closet! …side note…it would’ve been eight, but I’ve some how seemed to have lost one of my bamboo t-shirts 😦 😦
No matter! Check out my new ones!
Both these shirts were created to replace/replicate beloved RTW shirts that are either too small or just plain worn out….both actually from Banana Republic!
First up we have another Grail/Refrew mashup!
This is the exact same as my first Grail/Renfrew mashup except in this lovely lilac/grape. I used a Bamboo jersey, because I’m a sucker for bamboo, in mauve.
Sadly, I bought this over a year ago from Mood and they are no longer selling this color 😦 Especially, sad since all my co-workers were telling me what a great color it was on me. However… Mood always has a pretty nice selection of bamboo jersey.
It’s replacing a lovely cowl-neck short sleeve light sweater thing. Perfect for Charleston winters, however, sadly quite lacking for East Tennessee winters 😦 Also, if we’re being honest way too small for my current figure!
I’m wearing it with gray wool Zinnia skirt…. this was probably a bit much for the current weather…but with the AC cranked at work it wasn’t too bad.
Next up we have a completely new pattern hacking!
So, this is inspired in equal measures by a ballet scoop top I had that I wore until it more or less fell apart and a t-shirt a co-worker had….and the Nettie bodysuit if we’re being honest.
For the front of the shirt I used the crew neck pattern piece in order to have a somewhat high neckline, but not too high. In the back I retraced the neck opening to be much lower- I used the scoop neck pattern piece as a guide. I also shortened the 3/4 length sleeve to a half sleeve length.
The fabric is again a black bamboo jersey from Mood. And while it is a cat hair magnet, I swear it’s not nearly as bad as it looks in some of these photos!
I have notice some issues with the shoulders staying up….but honestly nothing too bad and a lot less than I expected. I’m always amazed at how people mange to get the SUPER scoop back tops and dresses to stay on…. what’s their secret??? Really good posture? ….magic?? ….double sided tape???
I’m counting this as my 2nd and 3rd make in the 2018 Make Nine challenge! Woohoo! 1/3 of the way there 😀