Sewing Sunday – Deer & Doe Plantain

  • Pattern: Deer & Doe Plantain
  • Size: 42
  • Modifications: no elbow patch
  • Fabric: ….something doubleknit? (I’m going to have to get better at marking down wtf my fabric is. Bad Debbie. Tsk tsk!)

So I just got my sewing machine a week and a half ago. Sew what?

Instead of taking things slow, I made two stuffies and jumped straight into the garment world. With knits. There was a bit of yelling, screaming, and crying involved. A broken twin needle. But hey, no blood? So we’ll call it a win.

Final result, while wearable, isn’t exactly my favorite. The neck is too wide, and I’m getting bunching in the pits. To be fair though, I really did just jump the fuck in – no muslin, no nothing. Super smart, I know. For my first garment, with knits, and no prep whatsoever…I’m happy.

Next time I do this pattern (I really like the general shape), I’m going to do a 1/2″ FBA. Darts or dartless, I don’t know yet. We’ll see what happens. I’ll probably go for a short sleeve as well, just for something different.