I have a friend with an awesome sewing room with a big table. We thought I could cut out some summer things for myself while she's finishing a project.

I'm thinking tunics! Something I can wear on casual workdays. Are they in? Any colors that are particularly in vogue for this summer?

*Actually, I'm not so concerned with "fashion" as with not looking really stupid.

The patterns I have are old, kinda like this:

ETA: Does anyone know what this kind of collar/neckline is called?