Plaintain T-shirt – free pattern review

 

Free to download pattern from deer & doe

The Plantain T-shirt is a free to download pattern from Deer & Doe so there is absolutely no reason not to give it a try. Given my new-found obsession with sewing with knits after completing the SewOverIt online course I was looking for a few good staple knit patterns and this one seemed to fit the bill.

It is a simple shaped t-shirt but with three different sleeve lengths and optional elbow patches it is so versatile I think it would fit into anyone’s wardrobe!

ELBOW PATCHES

One of the defining features of this pattern is the elbow patches – now whilst they might not be to everyone’s taste I was enamoured and so excited that I could add a small patch of fabric from another make to this one – giving the whole outfit a feeling of cohesion! For this first version. I chose a fun triangle print fabric from Girl Charlee and paired it with remnants from a simple jersey pencil skirt I made a few months ago. It is not amazingly obvious in these pictures but the skirt is made in a black jersey that is SPARKLY!! So now i also have sparkly elbows!!

At first I wasn’t sure how I would get on with the fit of this T as I prefer my t-shirt fitted through the torso and this one is more of a swing style. However, after a few wears I am convinced and actually like that it is a bit roomier! I will obviously still stick to my tried and true silhouette most of the time but this is a good one to through into the mix to change it up every so often.

As this is a free pattern it is only available in pdf format – altogether it took me about 20 mins to print out, stick together and cut my chosen size – not bad at all considering what you are getting for free!

The details:

Pattern: Deer and Doe Plantain T – FREE

Fabric: Triangle print jersey from Girl Charlee and sparkly jersey from The Village Haberdashery

Notions:Guterman thread

Alterations: size 36 at shoulders up to 40 at bust(front) to 40 at hip

 

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Plantain T-shirt: The free sewing pattern that is worth every penny

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