I downloaded the Deer&Doe Plantain t-shirt pattern sometime when it was released some time last year. I remember seeing several amazing t-shirt made from this pattern pop up on blogosphere around that time, have a look at Deer&Doe addict's blog to get a better idea. The pattern is to be easy to customise, add a bit of pleather to make it chic or add hearts as the elbows patches to make it cutesy, dots to keep it dotty...the possibilities are endless.
I was feeling a bit brave even without a working serger so I cut the t-shirt from a flimsy jersey ages ago and then I got cold feet so it's been sitting in my UFO pile since. The folded pattern pieces looked somewhat interesting when I found them, but luckily the fabric wasn't too, too creased even if the pattern pieces are.
Deer and Doe patterns, I'm quite tempted with the Airielle blouse and Anemone skirt.
My finished Plantain shirt.
I heart elbow patches.
I'm pleased with the shirt as it's turned out to be wearable even if there is some room for improvement on the stitching, but hey it was my first project on the serger! I'm sure I will use this pattern again. I didn't do any adjustments to the pattern, but I did end up taking a teensy bit off the shoulder as they seemed to hang quite low, but that's just probably my narrow shoulders for you. I'm going to make a quarter sleeve version of this, I might also higher the neckline a tad as this feels a bit low as it is.
Over&out for now dear readers.