I decided that this year I would challenge myself as a home seamstress by making ALL of my clothes (of course this does not apply to my underwear and workout clothes, I will purchase those). I am really excited about this year, but was also pretty nervous since one of my staples is a simple knit tee in a variety of sleeve lengths. I was terrified I wasn’t going to be able to find a pattern or something that would be able to stand in my this.
I am pleasantly surprised that I found the Plantain Tee pattern that fit me great and comes with three different sleeve lengths, and the best part of all is its FREE!!! One of my favorite words.
Its is a pdf pattern so just remember to measure your pattern to make sure that everything printed properly. Otherwise it is super easy to assemble, directions are very clear. From cutting the fabric out to sewing to wearable I was done in about an hour and a half. When something goes that fast and fits this good, you feel a little goofy for buying them for so many years. In my defense I have only owned a serger since October.
I did serge pretty much the entire tee. I even decided to serge the sleeves and bottom hem before turning it under 1/2″ and sewing the hem on my standard machine.
For the material, I have been drooling over this southwestern print for months by April Rhodes for Art Gallery. It is amazingly soft, washes well, cuts and sews great. I really can’t saw enough about how much I have come to love Art Gallery fabrics. The quality is always great and they are more than reasonably priced. Nothing worse than falling in love with some fabric until you see the price tag at more that $35 a yard.
I well be making this pattern quite a bit. I have some great forest green sweater knit I can’t wait to turn into a dress using this pattern.
Pattern: Plaintain T-shirt, Deer & Doe
Material: Dessert Blanket by April Rhodes for Art Gallery Fabrics