Thursday, April 03, 2014

Stripe Plantain T-shirt


Deer & Doe has a free t-shirt pattern called Plantain and I downloaded it right away.  This week I finally got around to making it.  Here it is on my dressform from an instagram photo
I really like this shirt, it fits beautifully and the flare is just a nice hint of flare without being oversized.




I tried to get some pictures when I arrived home from work, but most didn't turn out.  Here is one with me petting Junior, this picture can go on the blog!


I did shorten the neckband, as I do with most knit patterns.  I like to shorten this pattern piece, it keeps the neckline from gaping.  This adjustment kept the top close to my body and never once did the top gape at the neckline.  I can leave over without  my top pulling away.

I wore this with my anorak jacket and the colors looked quite nicely together.  Most of the day I pulled my sleeves up, but the day was getting a bit cool so down went the t-shirt sleeves.


Eyes closed in this picture so you just get the shirt and the jacket.

Head over and download this pattern, you will be so happy you did and remember it is FREE!

17 comments:

  1. Nice Plantain! On my next version I must remember to shorten the neckband. Mine is not gaping but not completely flat either. It's a perfect top for spring!

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    1. You are right a perfect top for spring. Thanks so much, have fun making your next one.

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  2. Cute top and dog! I like the length. and the idea of shortening the neck. I'll try that next time I have that gapping problem.

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    1. Thanks, Dorothy, my dog is the best buddy. I have shortened the neckline piece for years, thanks to Anne at Needle Nook Fabric and really like the results.

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  3. Such a cute top! Free downloard?...... I'm in!

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    1. Thanks, Sarah, yes to have a such a great t-shirt is fantastic and put on top of that it is free.

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  4. Perfect Fit! Just downloaded the pattern, thanks! I have a few knits I need to sew up. Thinking 3/4 sleeves...hoping the weather is finally warming up!

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    1. 3/4 sleeves would be great, spring pops her head in a day or two a week here. Have fun making your top.

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  5. The stripes are so cute! I've printed the pattern, but it sits on my cutting table waiting to be taped together LOL!

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    1. Thanks, Patty, I print off and tape my PDF"s at work. We own the business so no problems there :) but my desk workspace is big and one afternoon a week is pretty quiet in the office. You will enjoy making this pattern.

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  6. Another pretty top!

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  7. How much do you shorten the neck band?

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    1. It really depends on the stretch-y-ness of my knit. I usually shorten by 1-2", more off if the knit is very stretchy. I stitch up the neckband and then divide by 4 the neckband and neckline. Pinning to match in these spots. After pinning I see how much I have to stretch my neckband, if it isn't much to stretch, I take a bit more out of my neckline. I have a neckband tutorial under tutorials that explains a bit more.

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