Sherbet Stripe

I think I ‘m getting tired of sewing for winter and am ready to move onto a new season because when I saw a Sherbet Stripe Bundle (2 yards of an Oakley brushed single knit stripe and 2 yards of a coral rayon spandex) on SoSewEnglish’s website (currently sold out), I grabbed it without thinking. Not only did it scream spring, but it gave me a chance to sew up the Oakley fabric everyone has been talking about and create a top similar to this one that I fell in love with.

For my version, I used Hey June Handmade’s Union St. Tee with long sleeves.

Check out that stripe matching!

Since I had plenty of material to work with, I was very careful to cut it so that the stripes with perfectly matched across the body and sleeves. And I can honestly say, this turned out so much better than what I expected. Maybe it’s because it’s a nice break from drab winter colors or because it goes perfectly with my “Bacon & Egg” flats, but I can’t wait to wear this top.

As for the Oakley fabric, it is quite lovely to wear – it’s very soft, has a nice drape (perfect for tees), and sewed up nicely, but I’m disappointed in the (current) selection of prints. Between that and the fact that it feels like a sweater knit, I can’t see myself buying a lot more of it going to summer, but I’d keep it in mind for next year. In the mean time, I’ll be wearing the heck out of this top!