sewing with knits

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 thoughts on “black + white plantain

  1. knottygnome says:

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

  2. DUDE! love everything about this!

  3. Meghan says:

    Love the stripes and the floral elbow patches!

  4. beth lehman says:

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

  5. Momma J says:

    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!

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

  7. Charise says:

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

  8. I love everything about this top! great job.

  9. Betz White says:

    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?

  10. Steph Zerbe says:

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

  11. Lucinda Poel says:

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

  12. Ines says:

    I love stripes! And you can wear them!
    Great!!!

    Hugs Ines♥

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

  14. kristin says:

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

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

  16. Oh those elbow patches are glorious-great pattern!

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