Bonus finish – Plantain Top Deer and Doe

The Plantain T-Shirt is a free pattern offered by Deer and Doe – this is what they have to say about it:

T-shirt fitted at the shoulders and flaring at the hips, with elbow patches. Short, long and 3/4 sleeves included in the pattern.

I wasn’t sure about elbow patches so I left them off, I started this sometime last year, I had it cut out stitched together with the neckband completed, but for one reason or another I didn’t finish it.

Because I needed to get a twin needle set up in my sewing machine I thought that I would finish this t-shirt, I have a confession I have actually worn this a couple of times even though the hem and cuffs hadn’t been finished.

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I’ve stitched the neck binding wrong sides together then folded it over to the front and stitched round again, I find it gives a cleaner finish, obviously it wouldn’t work with a smaller neckline because of the stretching to get over the head.

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it does need a good iron, and part of me wishes I’d just left it in the unfinished state, the ridge round the bottom isn’t as bad in person as it seems in this photo.

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The fabric is a very light jersey that likes to cling 😦 bought from eBay, if I had seen it in person I might not have bought it but a good fabric for playing with.

Moneta coming up

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Posted on 13/02/2017, in Deer and Doe, stretch fabric and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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