Monday, July 21, 2014

Plantain T-shirt - Great for Summertime


Or really anytime.  If you haven't downloaded the free
Deer and Doe Plantain t-shirt , stop reading and head over and get this great basic top.  After you download this top, then come back and finish reading!

I purchased two  knits from Girl Charlee and knew they were going to be Plantain t-shirts



The first one is a peacock feather jersey blend and the second one from this coral triangle jersey blend


Now before you see the pictures, I forgot to tuck in my nude color cami for the pics and oops it is showing just a bit in some of the pictures.  So much for getting it picture perfect - ha ha!!


Meredith and I have been doing this Jillian Michaels Yoga DVD  (or watch level one at You Tube)since May  It is  30 minutes of hard work.  At the beginning, I did not think I would be able to do the entire 30 minutes.  Now we are doing level 2 in the entirety and I can tell the difference in my arms and shoulders (legs and abs, too) .

Why am I telling you all this?  Well, my shoulders and arms are more toned and stronger which means on my next Plantains I will be doing a broad back adjustment.  All those push-ups and other strength moves are paying off.  Jillian calls it a "hybrid style" of yoga.  It is about body weight training, repetitions and raising the heart rate to get you lean!  I am quoting her there, I have watched the DVD so many times.  It is a good one, so if you are looking for something different give it a try.

The feather Plantain fits tighter than the triangle Plantain but I love this feather fabric.  I think that is my error, probably in the cutting or construction.  It just sewed up a bit smaller.
see that pesky little cami?

Now to the coral plantain, it fits perfectly and thanks to the  Quirky Peach, I had to copy her and get the same fabric and make the same shirt.   Isn't she just so cute in her shirt?



I have really been working on my posture of late, must be the push-up, so I think at times I exaggerate the shoulders back. You can see that in this picture, with the front hemline coming up too much.  I do feel so much time at the sewing  machine and computer has not helped my posture!

This one fits perfectly and I love my two new shirts.  I do want to find a cami that is more of a polyester.  My cami is all cotton and the cotton of my shirts, results in the two shirts sticking to each other.

Here are the two previous Plantains I have made.  I am ordering at the McCall's pattern sale tonight, so there will be some new patterns coming to the blog.

21 comments:

  1. First off you look great! I love these tees...sew cute! Secondly, I love plantain...a Plantain Tee sounds like a great idea. Thanks for the info!

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    1. Thanks so much, Terri, it is such a nice fitting shirt, just the right amount of flare.

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  2. Love the t's. I downloaded the pattern and will add it to my fall sewing I could use some new long sleeve t's for the fall. Even though I hate to see summer come to and end!

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    1. You will love this pattern and I totally agree hate to see summer end. It is my favorite season.

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  3. I agree. You do look great.
    You make these tees look good.

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    1. Oh, Maria, you are so kind.

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  4. Now don't you look really cool. Great fit, love both tops.

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    1. Thanks so much, they are nice fitting shirts.

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  5. Cute tees...and you look great! I have been using the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred DVD for several years to get in shape for swimsuit season. Best results I've ever had!

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    1. I will have to check out that DVD, The Plantain is a great shirt.

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  6. Both tops are fantastic! Looking good!

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  7. Alright... I'm ordering the DVD! :D

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    1. it is a very good DVD, I just hope I can keep it up when Meredith goes back to school

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  8. Lori, You are a well of information and free patterns. I did exactly as you instructed. I'm going to try Deer and Doe's free t-shirt too. BTW- all of yours look great. Thank you! Cennetta

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    1. You will enjoy this pattern so much. Thanks

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  9. Sticky camis make me hate my t shirts, and that's just not right. Lately, I've been thinking I need to ditch the camis altogether, because cotton t shirts in the summer are nice, poly next to my skin is not...

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    1. It is so annoying, isn't it. These Plantains are just a bit thin so a cami is a must.

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  10. Hi Lori, it's Nicole from The Girl Charlee Team. Both of these tops are perfect!! You look fantastic! Thanks for the link back.

    www.girlcharlee.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Nicole, you have such wonderful knits. I appreciate the comment.

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  11. What adorable t-shirts Lori! The prints are too cute. I have the hardest time finding interesting fabrics to make tee's out of. I may have to check out Girl Charlie.

    Now. You! You look fabulous, and I am definitely going to attempt Jillian's Yoga workout! I admit, even watching 30 minutes of Jillian sounds like a workout, LOL. But I love yoga and I love a good workout! Wish me Luck!

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