Hey ya’ll, Im Nicki, sewing blogger at sewuprising.com and let me start by saying I am not a trendy person. At All. I have very little fashion sense and always favor classic cuts, styles, and colors above anything even a wee bit “out there” but I have been seeing color blocked t shirts everywhere lately! All of the boutiques in my area and my favorite online ones as well have been peddling all different kinds of color blocked t shirts and… I almost caved and bought one. Almost.
I got as far as trying one on in a local store before remembering I am on a RTW fast (hard thing to forget, I know!) and that I didn’t really need a new top at all. Add to that the awful, boxy fit of the RTW shirt and I left the store empty handed! …. but I kept thinking about the shirt for days after that.
It was simple in it’s style but the three layer color blocking added just the right amount of interest that I thought maybe, just maybe I could actually pull it off in day to day life. I almost went back and got it, despite my fast and it’s awful fit, before realizing, at three am, just how stinking easy it would be to hack a pattern I already know and love into something that had the same look and feel but that actually fit well! Total “Duh!” moment!
Twenty minutes and one (or three) Phee Fabrics Rayon Spandex order away and my quest to be trendy was officially underway! If you haven’t tried rayon spandex from Phee yet, you really should! It is so soft, thick, and luxurious while still being lightweight enough to be breathable and have great drape. Plus, event the light shades like the oatmeal and white are plenty opaque to not need a tank underneath which I totally appreciate for the summer months. In the pic above I am wearing a bright purple bra and those black shorts go up to my natural waist and you can’t see them at all!
So grab your favorite t shirt pattern, I used the Made for Mermaids Kourtney Tee, and your favorite colors of Rayon Spandex from Phee Fabrics and let’s get started!
Instead of typing up a tutorial I am trying something new with a video tutorial, which you can watch below or on YouTube. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask below!