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.