Menu
Handmade Wardrobe / Inspiration

grey basics


I really can’t wait for the first boxes of Briars to arrive in a week! I’ve been living in all the samples. Not exaggerating when i say this is my go to top style right now. Actually this one in particular is a favourite – it’s the standard tshirt as detailed in the pattern – complete with patch pocket. One of the reasons i love it over a standard T is the longer back hem – it’s nice to have the freedom to bend over without worrying, and it never comes untucked from skirts.

Also, i kind of wish you could feel this fabric, because it’s so ridiculously good. I finally made a trip to Potters Fabrics in Perth – and goodness me am i in love. They don’t have a massive selection, but everything is beautiful quality. I would have walked out with bolts if budget had allowed. But i did walk out with this amazing grey knit – so soft and drapey, There’s such a tiny amount left and i’m desperately brainstorming ways to use it… maybe there’ll be enough for something for Buddy or Bunny. It’s too good to waste. I know it’s been said that the perfect white tshirt is a wardrobe staple – the top that will go with everything. But for me, i gravitate more towards grey. I feel like it’s less stark, but as a neutral it still goes with everything. (you’d be shocked how much i wear this little grey tank)

So what about you? Are you in the “basic white tee” club, or do you opt for a different take on basics?

Top: Megan Nielsen, Briar pattern (available here)
Jeans: Urban Outfitters
Shoes: TJ Maxx
Necklace: Merl Kinzie// Clydes Rebirth 

 

 

About Author

Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
11 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Ginger
9 years ago

Wow, this is so cute! I love it on you! I’m a gray girl, too. I love the classic white look, but I’m a huge slob, so white’s not the best for me, and I find it a bit boring, too. I love that gray goes with navy or black, so I can wear it with basically everything else in my wardrobe. :)

Nicole
9 years ago

ahh I know what you mean, grey just seems to go with everything. LOve your shoes :-)

Cirque Du Bebe
9 years ago

Stunning. I really like this version. Me thinks I’m going to have to make a short sleeved briar real soon.

Rebecca Lately
9 years ago

Megan, you look gorgeous!

Rachel
9 years ago

this is a wonderful version! i am loving this!!! cannot wait for the pattern :D

Kessem
9 years ago

Love the shirt!
I totally get what you mean when you say that it’s a good shirt because you don’t have to worry about bending over! I hate sitting down and realizing half my back in peaking out!

Jo
Jo
9 years ago

Lovely! Really must get some of your patterns and try my hand at sewing for myself.

Kez
Kez
9 years ago

I was on the fence about the Briar before seeing this top…I’m now sold! It looks great, it’s the perfect length…I’m ordering the pattern!

Rozlyn
Rozlyn
9 years ago

Oh I totally agree – grey is so versatile. Love this!
And how good is Potter Textiles!!? I can’t walk out of that place without a pretty bundle of fabrics.

Leah
Leah
9 years ago

Your hair looks amazing. And the rest of you too of course. :). Miss you! Xoxo

Marie
9 years ago

I adore this tee so much and I can totally see myself living in it! It’s on my wishlist for Christmas!