With Bean in preschool I’ve been looking for some layering pieces for the winter months. The classroom can be very warm and yet they still need to bundle up for outside. At three years old it’s not easy for Bean to put on and remove a bunch of layers so the idea of a tank top under a cardigan hit me. The sleeves of the cardi will keep her warm under her jacket, but the tank will allow a little breathing room inside the building.
I made one basic white tank using a deep discount target jersey sheet just to make sure the fit would work. I actually fell in love with its simplicity though. The side panels are a great spot for color blocking, but in the solid color they still add a touch of interest to an otherwise plain white tank.
For the second one I used a little more of the lacy striped knit I used here and here, and some navy ponte de roma for the panels. I didn’t line the lacy sections because I intend to use it for layering as well.
This time I’m layering it OVER some long sleeved shirts which will add a pop of color to the mix. I love how the navy and white stripes look with Bean’s fuchsia Tinley Tee (*affiliate link) and I think it’ll look great with a few other colors as well.
If you’d like to purchase this pattern you’re in luck because you can receive 40% off your entire purchase at Serger Pepper by using the code BLOGTOUR40 through November 9th. There’s a giveaway to enter as well, but you don’t have to wait to see if you won before purchasing. If you purchase the tank and then win the giveaway you will receive either another Serger Pepper pattern OR you could choose a $10 gift certificate to their shop for a future purchase. I love it when I don’t have to worry about winning a pattern I’ve just bought!
And don’t forget the rest of the tour! The pattern includes multiple dress/tunic lengths for the tank so there’s a lot of inspiration on this tour.