black + white plantain

5.23.2014



The Plantain t-shirt pattern (a free pattern from Deer & Doe) had been sitting on a chair in my sewing space and I decided it needed to get done!


I definitely am like my girls in that I reach for the coziest knit garment each time I open my closet. I had this stripe knit laying around and didn't have a problem cutting into it.  It's not the nicest knit, it's actually a little scratchy, but I'm hoping once I wash it again some of that will go away.


I rummaged through my hoarded scraps bin and dug out this happy little piece of Liberty and knew they'd make a nice elbow patch. I love the shape of this tee! I'll definitely make more. A simple change I made was to the neckline.  I almost always make the neckline higher on my tops, just because I feel more comfortable that way. I used an existing tee to find just the right spot for me.  I also made the hem lower in the back, I like the way it falls and when you bend over, you're sure to keep covered!


Pattern: Plantain by Deer & Doe
Fabric: mystery knit from Hancock Fabrics and a few scraps of Liberty

Hope you have a gorgeous weekend! ♥

19 comments :

  1. awesome! i love striped shirts so much and the elbow patches add a unique touch.

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  2. DUDE! love everything about this!

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  3. Love the stripes and the floral elbow patches!

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  4. oh, i LOVE it!!! i'm such a huge fan of stripes and i love the patches in liberty!

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  5. I made this in a black and white stripe too but my stripes are wider. This pattern is fabulous and I think I might make it into a dress next for a nice fall dress. Cute!

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  6. So great, Anna! I especially love the arm patches.

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  7. Cute Anna! I just finished cutting out the pattern myself : )

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  8. I love everything about this top! great job.

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  9. Lovely! I will check out this pattern. I just made the Tonic T from SBCC (also a free T shirt pattern). It has a scoop neck which turned out not perfect. Sad face. What did you use for your neckband?

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  10. That top looks perfect for you. I love the two tweaks you made. I need some knit asapido!

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  11. love those elbow patches - anything is better with Liberty:) Also like your modifications to the pattern - looks great!

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  12. I love stripes! And you can wear them!
    Great!!!

    Hugs Ines♥

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  13. This looks so comfortable. It fits you perfectly. Great job.

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  14. Oh how cute on you!! I need to make one of these. Love the stripes + elbow patches.

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  15. I love this! It looks great. The patches add such lovely color to the stripe. Also, the fit is perfection.

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  16. Oh those elbow patches are glorious-great pattern!

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