Okay, I’m just going to link to the Dana knits right here, go ahead and mark down your favorite colors and then stop back here. Yep, go on, I’ll be here when you get back.
So if you’re not sure, I think these are some of my favorite knits ever. The colors, the softness, the fabric blend. It’s pretty close to heaven in my opinion. I bought these in the spring and then sadly let them sit in a pile until I washed them sometime at the beginning of the summer. Yet again, they sat (it’s a good thing fabric is patient). A couple of weeks ago we had a major kind of heat wave going on and I pretty much trapped myself inside and forced myself to sew at least a couple of projects with them for me and my kids!
I chose to sew up the Plantain Tee for myself. It was a pretty lazy choice for me. I have already sewn it into a striped top and a dress, so I have all the pattern pieces all set. By the way, that dress, is pretty much my favorite all-time most-worn clothing item. If you’ve seen me at a wedding or place that you have to dress up a bit, I’m most likely wearing it. It’s the highest in comfort and I love the way it looks with a belt! So the Plantain is a great staple in my opinion. It’s free, which seems kind of crazy, but for me I really like the fit.
I almost always raise the neckline of any top, no matter what. It’s just one of those comfort things for me. If a top is too low, I just won’t wear it. Other than that, it’s a straight forward and easy sew. I think I’ll be tracing out a larger size next time I make one, to see if how it works as a looser fitting tee. I think this particular fit on me is perfect for layering under a cardigan or lightweight coat (or great as a pretty dress on its own). So there you have it.