About two weeks ago, I made an adorable orange Plantain t-shirt. When I made it, I wasn't thinking clearly, and cut a European size 34. Supposedly this corresponds with a US size 4, but it turned out more like a size 00.
So, I decided to try again. During my most recent trip to Joann Fabrics, I bought 2 yards of this teal floral knit fabric that was on sale for $5/yard. The shirt didn't take all of the fabric, so I do have some left over. I don't have plans for it yet, but I'll put it to good use.
I had to reprint out the pattern, all 20-ish pages of it, and tape it all back together in order to cut out the size 38. This was a little tedious and time consuming, but was easy enough to do while I was under the weather.
I used the same techniques as my first Plantain: a zig-zag stitch for the side seams and armcycles, and a long straight stitch for the neckline, sleeve hems, and hem. Again, I put the sleeves in flat and then sewed up the side seams. This is the first pattern that has prescribed this order, and it is so much simpler than sewing the side seams and then setting in the sleeves.
This time if fits! And now the moment you've all been waiting for....a garment on a real live person!
You can see that the shirt is fitted through the shoulders and then flows out to the hips. I normally opt for a more fitted style, but this is uber comfortable. So comfortable that it begs the question: is this for going out or sleeping in?
Pattern: Plantain by Deer and Doe
Fabric: Teal floral polyester knit from Joann Fabrics
Cost: 2 yards at $5/yard
Time: 4(ish) hours