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Striped Summertime Tee

Added Apr 5, 2012

by dixiediy

Austin, Texas, U...






This is a self drafted top and my third version trying to perfect the design. It’s loose fitting because summers in Texas are hot and I hate wearing clothes that cling to my skin. I really like the way the stripes intersect at different angles at the collar and sleeves. The best part, though, is on back! I added a crochet applique (which I bought, I didn’t make) to the upper back for extra interest.

I wrote more in depth about the top on my blog

Material Notes

Rayon jersey, crochet applique




Summer, Spring
Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual

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    Apr 13, 2012, 02.35 AMby mlssfshn

    Great job, love the look. Hope to meet you some day!

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    Apr 7, 2012, 06.42 AMby TimmyTime

    That is a fabulous top! The back was unexpected, it really takes it from a casual tshirt to a top you could dress up with some skinny jeans and heels. Going to give this a try myself, fabulous!

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      Apr 9, 2012, 09.26 PMby dixiediy

      Thank you! I just bought more crochet appliques to try with new designs. Those things are so fun add to an otherwise plain shirt.

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    Apr 6, 2012, 06.45 PMby ArtNinja14

    I love loose fitting tops like this. Well done ;)

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    Apr 6, 2012, 05.12 PMby Petitemess

    I love stripes and the loose effect!

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    Apr 6, 2012, 05.04 PMby fashionfreek

    Cool top:-D

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    Apr 6, 2012, 10.53 AMby kelerabeus

    so pretty! I love your choice of color and the use of stripes, really really beautiful.

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    Apr 6, 2012, 04.52 AMby candicej

    What a cool top! It gets hot where I stay, too, I think I might be trying something like this next Summer (if I get it right!). Well done :-)

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    Apr 6, 2012, 02.47 AMby suzeb

    Love the back…and the front! So cute.

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    Apr 6, 2012, 12.41 AMby schnui

    I really like this top and I think you have drafted it well. My summers are very hot too, so I have been making loose tops to stay cool as well. And it seems so much more comfortable and relaxing.

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      Apr 9, 2012, 09.25 PMby dixiediy

      thanks! I agree, in the heat all I want to wear is something loose to stay cool and not sticky.

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    Apr 5, 2012, 11.28 PMby runbeth22

    The crochet applique is beautiful!

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    Apr 5, 2012, 10.25 PMby marec

    This is stellar. I love the loose drape of the top and the use of stripes. I like the idea of the crochet applique, but what if you get too much sun? Interesting sunburn design!! :-)

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      Apr 6, 2012, 02.07 AMby dixiediy

      haha! i’ll have to be diligent with the sunblock!

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