So the free Plantain tee pattern was released by Deer & Doe, what, like 20 years ago? I had printed the pattern, taped it all together and then promptly slide the entire thing under the bed in my sewing room. I don’t recall the circumstances that put it there, but there it sat for months. Months. I finally got tired of sucking it up in the vacuum cleaner, so I pulled it out and made the darn top.
I can’t believe I wait so long. This is a fabulous pattern.
I used the smallest size (34″ bust) and shortened the torso 1/4″-1/2″. I’m not sure I’ve ever cut a single size for a pattern, but there seemed to be enough flare at the bottom of the shirt to accommodate my larger-than-ideal-proportions waist and hips.
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The fabric is Anna Maria Horner Sealing Wax, a beautiful knit. The fabric is pretty stable and easy to sew, not overly stretchy and is super comfortable to wear. The print is directional, though, so I wasted a bit of fabric trying to flip pattern pieces around (oops!).
Anyhow, back to the tee….if you haven’t tried out the Plantain pattern yet, go get it! It’s a lovely staple top and a super quick sew.
Sewing Resewlution 2014, November garment #2 (not counting the 2 pairs of undies I made today… 🙂