I was feeling kind of blue this week and needed a little pick me up. I have been wanting to get back into sewing garments for myself, but I have so many figure flaws, all the alterations had me not wanting to put out the effort. But this week I was feeling grateful that our son is on the road to recovery after a few very scary days of post surgical events, and I was bored with bee block sewing and other projects I have going so I decided to treat myself and make an easy t-shirt pattern.
I bought this Art Gallery Knit from the Maker line of fabrics last month, without a project in mind. I must say, this fabric is fantastic. It is so soft, but still holds its shape.I found the Deer and Doe pattern for the Plantain T-Shirt on Pinterest and knew I could make this without many problems. And...this pattern is free!
I originally made the pattern 5" longer than it suggested and then played with the hemline.
I decided on the shorter length, but now wish I would have made it just a inch longer.
I am extremely short waisted, so the next time I will make an adjustment in the pattern for the waist. I didn't think it would matter that much on a t-shirt, but the shirt might fit a bit better on the back if I allowed for the fullness of my hips a little higher. The shirt would hang better.
The neckline is my favorite part of this pattern. It was so easy to achieve this smooth finish.
So now I am wanting to make another garment. I know what fabric I want to use (some Robert Kaufman double cloth, in Indigo) and need to find the perfect pattern. I'm thinking a really cute tunic.
I have been seeing the hashtag #memademay on Instagram, so that is why I titled this post Me Made May.