I didn’t realise I would enjoy making a simple t-shirt, but it felt great to make myself something that is a basic wardrobe piece.
This is only the second time I’ve made something in a jersey. I made it using an ordinary sewing machine. I used the most shallow zig-zag stitch that would still allow the fabric to stretch.
The adjustments I made were:
- used size 36 overall, except at the waist where I used a size 38
- added to the size 38 waist a further 5mm at the side, blending out to 0mm at the armhole
- used the 3/4 sleeves and added 1 inch at the hem
- left out the elbow patches (I didn’t have any scraps to use)
I stabilised the shoulder seams with some organza ribbon. The sleeves are inserted in ‘on the flat’, so there is no easing in, making it very simple.
The instructions were very clear and the tone supportive. I want to try more patterns from Deer & Doe.
This Plantain is very comfortable & jersey is very forgiving when it comes to fit. I’d like to make more of these.