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black + white plantain

The Plantain t-shirt pattern (a free pattern from Deer & Doe) had been sitting on a chair in my sewing space and I decided it needed to get done!

I definitely am like my girls in that I reach for the coziest knit garment each time I open my closet. I had this stripe knit laying around and didn’t have a problem cutting into it.  It’s not the nicest knit, it’s actually a little scratchy, but I’m hoping once I wash it again some of that will go away.

I rummaged through my hoarded scraps bin and dug out this happy little piece of Liberty and knew they’d make a nice elbow patch. I love the shape of this tee! I’ll definitely make more. A simple change I made was to the neckline.  I almost always make the neckline higher on my tops, just because I feel more comfortable that way. I used an existing tee to find just the right spot for me.  I also made the hem lower in the back, I like the way it falls and when you bend over, you’re sure to keep covered!

Pattern: Plantain by Deer & Doe
Fabric: mystery knit from Hancock Fabrics and a few scraps of Liberty

Hope you have a gorgeous weekend! ♥


19 Responses to black + white plantain

  1. knottygnome 05.23.2014 at 11:25 am #

    awesome! i love striped shirts so much and the elbow patches add a unique touch.

  2. 05.23.2014 at 12:03 pm #

    DUDE! love everything about this!

  3. Meghan 05.23.2014 at 2:01 pm #

    Love the stripes and the floral elbow patches!

  4. beth lehman 05.23.2014 at 2:36 pm #

    oh, i LOVE it!!! i’m such a huge fan of stripes and i love the patches in liberty!

  5. house on hill road 05.23.2014 at 3:29 pm #

    cute! cute! cute!

  6. Momma J 05.23.2014 at 6:34 pm #

    I made this in a black and white stripe too but my stripes are wider. This pattern is fabulous and I think I might make it into a dress next for a nice fall dress. Cute!

  7. Laurel Krynock 05.23.2014 at 9:16 pm #

    So great, Anna! I especially love the arm patches.

  8. Charise 05.23.2014 at 11:44 pm #

    Cute Anna! I just finished cutting out the pattern myself : )

  9. A Quilter's Mission 05.24.2014 at 12:33 am #

    I love everything about this top! great job.

  10. Betz White 05.24.2014 at 8:30 am #

    Lovely! I will check out this pattern. I just made the Tonic T from SBCC (also a free T shirt pattern). It has a scoop neck which turned out not perfect. Sad face. What did you use for your neckband?

  11. Steph Zerbe 05.24.2014 at 1:10 pm #

    That top looks perfect for you. I love the two tweaks you made. I need some knit asapido!

  12. Lucinda Poel 05.24.2014 at 10:39 pm #

    love those elbow patches – anything is better with Liberty:) Also like your modifications to the pattern – looks great!

  13. Ines 05.25.2014 at 4:01 am #

    I love stripes! And you can wear them!

    Hugs Ines♥

  14. Cirque Du Bebe 05.26.2014 at 3:42 am #

    Looks great Anna!

  15. Willit Neverend 05.26.2014 at 10:43 pm #

    This looks so comfortable. It fits you perfectly. Great job.

  16. kristin 05.28.2014 at 2:15 am #

    Oh how cute on you!! I need to make one of these. Love the stripes + elbow patches.

  17. Chris {frecklemama} 05.28.2014 at 7:38 am #

    I love this! It looks great. The patches add such lovely color to the stripe. Also, the fit is perfection.

  18. This Little Blue Homestead 05.28.2014 at 9:22 am #

    Oh those elbow patches are glorious-great pattern!

  19. Emily 05.29.2014 at 6:31 pm #


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