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Pattern Reviews> Deer&Doe> Plantain T-shirt (Plantain T-shirt)

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Posted on:2/26/14 1:53 PM
Project Photo:Deer&Doe: Plantain T-shirt by Deepika

Deer&Doe: Plantain T-shirt by Deepika  Deer&Doe: Plantain T-shirt by Deepika  
Pattern Photo:Deer&Doe Plantain T-shirt
Deer&Doe Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 6 people   
  • Tip: Using Clear Elastic to Stablize Necklines
  • Current Tags What is a Tag: Digital Patterns  
    Fabric:Rayon-Lycra Knit  [See other projects in this fabric]
    I figured out why I stopped wearing pants and jeans. I ran out of cute tops to wear them with! With this and the recent Olivia Tee, I am covered!

    Pattern Description: Free T-shirt from Deer and Doe. It is slightly swingy, just enough to give you some room and yet its fitted at the bust and waist. Short, long and 3/4 sleeves included in the pattern. Cute design detail - elbow patch.

    Pattern Sizing: Pattern is sized from 34 - 48. Based on my bust size I made size 36 and its perfect for me.

    Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes! And I was inspired to even copy their poses. Silly.. I know but what the heck...

    Were the instructions easy to follow? This is a simple t-shirt. Not much to it. The instructions are very good.

    What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the fit. The shape of the neckline and the elbow patches. I thought I'd have to take in from the sides from hips because I am not a fan of swing tops but I didn't end up doing anything. I actually like the subtle flare.

    Fabric Used: Digital print on Rayon Jersey from Elliot Berman Textiles.

    Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I knew from looking at the photos that the neck is going to be too low for me so I raised it an inch. That's it. I do find the sleeves a little snug, so I might alter that next time.

    I sewed clear elastic in the shoulder seams to prevent the seams from stretching out. I also used quilt basting spray to first temporarily attach the patches to the sleeves before sewing them down.

    Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Of course. I am already planning my next version. This is going to be my go to pattern for cute knit prints. Did I say that I love the shape of the neckline? I used my coverstitch machine to finish the hems and neckline.

    Conclusion: I really appreciate that this is a free pattern. What a nice gesture from Deer & Doe. But honestly, I love it so much that I would pay money for it What are you waiting for? Download the pattern and make one today.
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    michellep74 said...
    Very cute top! I have this printed out; it's on my to-sew-soon list.
    2/26/14 2:08 PM
    sewywabbit said...
    I downloaded this last week, and this motivates me to sew it up! My first thought when I saw the original pattern was to omit the elbow patches, but when I see yours, they are cute, so I might put them on. Good job!
    2/26/14 2:56 PM
    tlc246 said...
    So cute and that fabric is eye catching. Lovely
    2/26/14 3:01 PM
    ISewedIt said...
    very cute!
    2/26/14 3:29 PM
    Quickie said...
    another plantain, another cute shirt
    2/26/14 3:56 PM
    Mollymax said...
    The style is perfect for you! And you look great in florals!
    2/26/14 5:44 PM
    sideseams said...
    The colors are beautiful on you. Great job!
    2/26/14 7:43 PM
    chenille said...
    Love the shape, love the fabric, love the poses!
    2/26/14 11:11 PM
    canei said...
    2/27/14 8:42 AM
    sewing for fun said...
    Love your top Deepika... really great fit and cute fabric - looks wonderfully feminine and comfortable. Mine is printed and taped altered and traced... and waiting impatiently to be cut and sewn... if only there were more hours in the day!
    2/27/14 11:40 PM
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