Making basics is not a highlight of my sewing time, but it is a necessity.
Just a few basic knit tanks, both the same high neck, cut away sleeve look.
Both are made with textured knits – the black from the Remnant Warehouse which was purchased during one of their recent sales and the white was re purposed from rather large, size 20 top from a cheapy shop. It only cost a few dollars for the top and it saved me a trip to a real fabric store.
I like the black top in particular and am quite chuffed that it looks almost identical to this top at Sussan which costs $70! Especially as the fabric for both tops cost less than $8. To speed up the construction, I simply turned the neck and arms under and cover stitched them. This finish, once you get the hang of it, is not dis similar to other commercially manufacturer garments and geez it’s quick!
I have also made myself a rash t-shirt.
This came in handy over the weekend during our family camping trip. It’s much easier to body surf or boogie board without worrying about a wardrobe malfunction.
Not much longer till school holidays!