I needed some more or less basic tops, yet, I wanted to steer clear of the basic tee. The solution - dolman sleeve top where the "dolman" element is very understated. I made the torso long, which may have to be redone after the pregnancy ends. The sleeves are slim and reach mid-forearm.
Again, I betrayed my mantra to not make multiples from the same pattern. The tan top is made from taupe heather 110z. rayon 4-way jersey; the striped top is made from lightweight cotton jersey with plenty crosswise and minimal lengthwise stretch. Both were extremely easy and quick to make, yet, I think are great wardrobe essentials.
On a separate note, the night when I made the tops, I also watched "My Sister's Keeper." I cannot remeber the last time I cried so much during a movie, but it has been a couple of years. It is one of those features that gets lodged in your brain and sticks with you, especially if you are a mother. So yes, if you have not seen it, see it; it is a brilliantly honest movie, albeit disturbing at times.