Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Deer and Doe in the snow


O, irony! When I reflected on last year's sewing I noticed my least worn 2014 garment was a black Anna dress. The first thing I made in 2015? Another black dress! I know, I know. To balance this decision the time was right for a remake of my most worn garment of 2014, a Deer and Doe Plantain shirt. In the unpredictable Dutch climate long sleeved shirts are never out of season and my first Plantain has been in heavy rotation.

The pattern is a free download and can be found here. Construction wise I have nothing to add to the earlier post, it was a quick and easy project. I used a lightweight stretch fabric, consisting of a sheer black layer with wrinkled taupe cotton jersey with cut-outs as a top layer.

Clockwise: neckband detail, sheer under layer and top layer

For the neckband and elbow patches I used the wrong side of the fabric. 
Did you mention elbow patches? Come on, show them!




That will do. Thank you.



I usually take my pictures by using a tripod. So awkward! Static poses, caused by trying not to move out of focus, forced smiles or dumb pointing with a clearly visible remote, it's my least favourite part of blogging. Could you tell that for this shoot I was modelling for a real person, challenging me to try some silly different poses?

Prepare yourself, Mr Foxgloves. Snowball fight!




15 comments:

  1. Love those elbow patches! This is a very stylish and practical top - perfect!
    Well, I'm glad to know I am not the only one who resorts to a tripod most of the time for blog photos. (My least favorite part of the process, too...) These photos are really cute, but all your photos are always excellent...

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    1. Those elbow patches are very functional, I always wear my elbows out first!

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  2. That is a fabulous top and I love that fabric. I haven't tried this pattern. I should give it a burl.

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    1. You should! Fast, easy and very comfortable!

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  3. Looks very pretty, Marianne! I'll have to check out that pattern. As for Mr. Jet Set taking pictures, his enthusiasm has waned so now I have to use the camera timer or beg.

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    1. Can't you bribe Mr. Jet Set? I don't do begging, but baking a pie can help!

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  4. The last photograph was wonderful :). I agree, tripods are tedious, but I think anyway you look at it, blog photo's are a pest to do!

    Such a pretty top - the fabric is so beautiful - makes for a dressy look while still being comfortable, another plus.

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    1. The only way for me to get decent pictures is when I take them outside. Dutch weather can be so annoying!

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  5. Love the pictures! Mr. Foxgloves did an excellent job!
    You look great in your new top and the garden looks so pretty covered in snow!
    Love the combination of pattern and fabric: it looks luxurious, yet comfortable - another winner for the books!

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    1. Thanks, dear! I'm very pleased with the outcome!

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  6. Choosing the Plantain tee shirt pattern was the perfect way to show off this gorgeous knit. Your husband did a great job doing a fashion shoot in your beautiful garden.

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    1. O yes, I absolutely love how the fabric can be the star when using this pattern!

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  7. So you managed to capture this one winter day in the NL :-) Wonderful! I love these easy project. So far I am blocked by trousers...

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    1. Any progress with the trousers? I still have some jeans fitting to do but I can think of a million projects I'd rather do.

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  8. That is a great Plantain t-shirt and what a great idea using the wrong side.

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