It is an easy to wear, midriff skimming style, that is lovely to wear untucked.
The fact that it is a free pattern is the cherry on top!
It has a lovely scooped neck that shows off the clavicles but only hints at cleavage.
There are three sleeve length options, the long sleeves shown here.
Look at that lovely shaping!
I made Lidia two.
One in a cotton/poly/lycra knit and one in a wool/jersey, both are grey and black stripe and the fabric was from Destashmass on eBay.
For my girls, I find sewing the size relevant to the bust measurement gives the best fit.
|From the Deer and Doe website|
For me, it depends on my fabric choice.
Very stretchy knit, my bust size.
Slightly firmer knit, one size up. Ironically, this adjustment is for the bicep fit. I have a 'shoulder' (bursitis) and when it has a flare up I cannot abide pressure on my upper arm.
Getting old sucks.
This lovely stretchy cotton/lycra from Massdestash causes me no grief.
I added a cuff due to fabric shortages but I really like them.
It means I can push them up when working without stretching out the cuff.
These tops are super comfortable. I got quite lucky and instead of just getting one I got three in different styles (I made Tilly a Field Trip the that grew, to be blogged NMK). They are nice and comfortable but still quite a bit warmer then expected. Because they are in different styles I can interchange them depending on the rest of the outfit. I also really like that I can wear it throughout nearly the whole year. The stripes are a great colour that work really well with most of my other clothes. I was very lucky to get the extra one thanks to the extra stretchy fabric.
Thank you Mumma x
I love my Plantain tees and they are my Winter goto pattern.
I do find if I use a wool knit I need to raise the neckline or the girls are on display.
I LOVE the vinyl elbow patches (Lidia didn't want them) and find that a fun way to 'dress up' my look.
They are supremely comfortable and once they are too worn for 'nice' they become sleep shirts.
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