I am playing catch-up here again, lots of sewing, not much blogging...
Towards the end of the summer I posted this picture:
asking for opinions on the elbow patch. Nine out of 10 respondants went for the lime green patch for a pop of colour. The 10th respondant (aka Middlest daughter) said along the lines of 'ugh, what do want to put a patch on for anyway? they're horrible!'. So, lime green it was!
The Plantain Tee is a free pattern from the French pattern company Deer & Doe and it seemed fairly straight forward to sew up - I finished this in the summer holidays so I can't really remember too much about it.
I do remember finishing the sleeve and shirt hems with my twin-needle, but they are not as stretchy as I thought they'd be. Every time I shove my sleeve up my arm I think the stitching will snap.
I used some fabric that I bought in NZ when we were living there. It wasn't my first choice of colour, there was a lovely turquoise/grey that I loved, but I procrastinated so long that that colour was sold out by the time I had decided to buy it. I don't know what the fabric content is, but it is very stretchy.
Here are some photos:
and a couple of the top in action:
Having worn it quite a bit since I finished it, I have decided that whilst I will wear it, it is not my favourite shape of top. It is a touch too wide (for my taste) at the hem and I think that if I were to make another I would bring the shoulder seam forward, probably by about 1cm. Also looking at the photo with the hedgehog, I might do something about the arm hole as well...
I have included it in the Summer of Stripes because of when I made it - I am very aware that it is not summer in the Northern Hemisphere now!