One of my coworkers does a bit of sewing and was going to make maternity pants for her daughter. Well, daughter quickly got labeled as high risk and went on bed rest and so no (work) maternity pants were needed. So there are 2 suiting fabrics from Fabric.com and a knit.
When the Plantain tee was released I was meh about it but who will pass up the release of a free pattern? Not I. I did print it and tape it immediately...and then never traced it off.
Well, there are like 3,071.5 renditions on the web already and I wanted in.
Last week at some point I traced off the pattern. I could have sworn I did flat pattern measurements and decided to cut the 40 neck with 42 from the arm pit down. I also decided I needed a 42 sleeve.
Well I can't fit it.
I want to say it's because of my fabric. It does not have much stretch (maybe 15%). My daughter kept calling it her shirt and it just might be!
But I will make it again because the fit is awesome. Yes, yes, I know mine is too tight...but it does a nice job of fitting the bust and then very gracefully grazing across the waist and hip. Always a good thing. And there's an elbow patch!!! I saw some reviews that the neckline was too low but I don't think it is (if you do, well of course that's okay!). I judge "too low" by whether or not my tattoo shows. If I can wear a top without flashing my tattoo, I don't consider it too low!
Great drafting, the pattern tapes together well and I think the sizing is good. I just need stretchier fabric or a bigger size in not too stretchy fabric.
This is some of my 59 cents/yard fabric so the shirt cost me barely nothing. The red knit was scraps on hand and of course I had red thread. I constructed it entirely on the serger and haven't hemmed it yet. If my daughter decides she wants it it'll have to become a 3/4 sleeve anyway because the sleeves just barely fit me properly.
It hits at the right spot too!
Yes my stripes match even though my sleeves are strangling my arm.