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I’m baaack with some sewing!

Plantain tee
Plantain tee
Plantain tee

Hello! I’m back to normal posting! I’m not really up for doing outfit posts just yet, I really wanted to wait until I’m in a little better shape at least which probably means waiting until I can exercise again (at least I don’t look actively pregnant any more – on day 8 post birth the woman fitting me for a nursing bra asked me how many weeks I had left!). But. I sewed a thing! Which means you get this rivetting outfit with the skirt accidentally turned so the seam is off centre.

The thing I made is the doe and deer plantain tshirt, with the short sleeves. I mainly chose that pattern because that was the only thing I had the pdf printed out for (we don’t have a printer at home, so anything else had to wait until Dave went back to work). It’s a good pattern though for my current belly heavy shape as its loose around there. I cut the size 42 based on my frankly ridiculous chest measurements, it’s a good size just now.

For the fabric is used fairly thin viscose I got in a swap, it was originally Hazel‘s I think. There was only 1 metre, which is why I had to do the short sleeves. I reckon for the long sleeves you’d need 1.2 metres (update: this is wildy optimistic, I just cut the pieces for number two out, and 1.2 only *just* gives you the 3/4 length sleeves. So 1.4 for the long ones, probably).

Nothing really to say about the pattern, it’s five pieces and all straightforward enough. I did have to undo the neckband a few times and I kind of lost the will at the end, so there are puckers, but they’re at the back so at least not too obvious. Oh yes, and I think next time I will stitch the neckband down before trimming cos getting 1/4 inch consistently is hard. I actually don’t see how I’ll ever get good at sewing in a straight line, I’m bad enough with woven fabrics, without all the slithering about.

Anyway, I will definitely be making another one, with long sleeves (or 3/4 length as it turns out!)

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  • Jessica 13 July 2015, 5:03 pm

    What a lovely top, it’s a a great colour. I think you are looking in great shape for a lady who has just had her second baby, even without considering the c-section!

  • Veronica Darling (@veronicadarling) 15 July 2015, 8:08 am

    Franca! I can’t believe you are back blogging & sewing AND what a gorgeous Plantain! I totally ran out of time to guest blog for you! Oh another time perhaps!

    You do look fantastic and great work for finding the time! I love making Plantains as they’re so quick!

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