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.
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!