Spring is here and I’m loving this warmer weather! I’ve got sunny outdoor rollerskating sessions in my mind’s eye, and was inspired by this cute strawberry print knit to create an adorable retro-style singlet to go with my skate-friendly highwaisted shorts from last summer (the looser Poolside Shorts style, or the booty-hugging Pinup Shorts; not pictured). The cheerful lil red berries called out to me from their stark white background, and immediately a red-trimmed retro singlet with cute tie shoulders popped into my head. It had to be. So with fabric in-hand, I spent the next week or so perfecting the fit of this brand new summer item, The Sweetheart Singlet.
The strawberry print is a nice breathable 100% cotton knit, and the trim is a cotton/spandex blend (the same I used in my Jazz Club Tee). The fit is relaxed, with the idea you could wear it out and loose over little shorts for extra breathability, or pinup-style by being tucked into highwaisted skirts or shorts. I’ve shown the singlet paired with my classic gathered Sherry Skirt, for a more glamorous alternative.
The sweetheart neckline gives it a feminine feel, for an item that otherwise performs like sportswear, and creates a cute pinup look when worn tucked into something highwaisted. The shoulder ties are completely functional, and can be tied to hold the neckline as high or low as you like. And goddamn, are they not the cutest touch ever?!
This strawberry print really appealed to me and my tastes, but I also see the Sweetheart Singlet being made in block colours, and other cute printed knits. I’ve put some of my ideas on other colourways in the webstore, but be sure to pick the Custom Colourway option (or email me) if the colour/print you so desire hasn’t been represented. I’ll do my very best to make your custom Sweetheart Singlet dreams come true!
Let’s bring on more beautiful days like these!