Thursday, January 9, 2014

Can't Beat Free!

My first sewing project of 2014 is the Plantain T-shirt from Deer & Doe.  If you haven't heard of Deer & Doe before, it's a french pattern company.  I first learned of it when Nicole and Justine started sewing the Belladone dress, Chardon skirt, Bleuet dress and the Pavot jacket.  Not up to speed with speaking french?  (all I really remember from high school french is "Je vais à la plage.")  Don't worry, the pattern directions are in both french and english.
 

Deer & Doe Plantain T-shirt
pattern:  Plantain T-shirt
size:  40
fabric: cotton/lycra knit
mods: added an inch to the sleeve length (really long sleeves is a personal preference)
 
The pattern is a free PDF!  All you have to do to download the pattern, is create a Deer & Doe account.  The Plantain t-shirt comes in 3 different sleeve lengths (short, 3/4, and long) and there are also oval elbow patches that you can put on the 3/4 and long sleeves.  Since K recently pinned a cardi that has elbow patches I think I might see about making her a Plantain with the patches.
 
I'll definitely be sewing up more Plantains for myself and maybe a few for K.  I think it's time to stock back up on some good cotton/lycra fabrics!
 
 


25 comments:

  1. Wow Cindy, this tee is great! love the long sleeves, the color, the fit! It reminds me of my Ottobre one - which wasn't free :(
    and this one is free??? - you are speaking my language ;-)
    I do think the elbow patches would be great for your oldest daughter.
    And I love the cotton/lycra blends - I need to stock up on some good quality ones so let me know if you find a site with good quality ones :D

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  2. Its fab Cindy, I love it.
    That is your colour, by the way.

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    1. Thank you, Nicole!:) I dithered quite a bit about what fabric to use but I do love my blues so went with this one. I had to squeeze the pattern out of it though....I only had 1 yard!

      C

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  3. How funny; I think "Je vais a la plage" was one of my first learned French sentences in high school! Right after, "La chat est sur la table." :) How many times do you think that would come in handy in France?

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  4. Cool Cindy, this is perfectly executed. (I'm too chicken to sew for myself). This looks very high end and professional.

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  5. Cindy, I think what really sets your creations apart in my mind from typical DIY sewing projects...is that you can't really tell they're hand-made. This very well could have been off the rack at a high-end store! But no - - you MADE IT yourself! With needle, thread, fabric, and major skill. And it turned out fabulously. (Also, yay for FREEBIES.) Thanks for sharing!

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  6. It's a great fit on you, Cindy and looks fabulous. With all the sleeve options It's very generous of her to make it free... or perhaps a good marketing strategy.

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  7. It looks so perfect like all of your sewing. I will have to check the pattern out. I love free.

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  8. Oh yay...I can't wait to sew mine up! It looks awesome!

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  9. Fait beau! Pattern is a winner!

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  10. Awesome shirt and great fit! I must try this one!

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  11. It looks fantastic! I can't wait to sew one of these when I'm not all belly (don't feel like adding all the length to make it maternity, haha). I sewed a Deer & Doe Reglisse dress over the summer and really liked the pattern, too! Such beautiful designs.

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  12. What a wonderful make and it fits you so well. I love it! I've been itching to make it myself xx

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    1. Thank you so much, Sarah! It's my kind of top to sew...quick and comfy.;)

      C

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  13. C'est tres mignonne Cindy!
    I'd be curious to see how far I'd get with a French pattern. Technical language is a whole extra level.
    it looks like a great, simple long sleeve T.

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  14. Love your top! I have the pattern printed and plan to sew it up this weekend. Your plantain tee looks great on you :)

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  15. Love the color ~ it's perfect on you. Thanks for letting me know about the free t-shirt pattern, I would really like to sew more for me this year. I really want to sew the Pavot jacket!

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  16. Ah! that´s clever sewing. You made a perfect Tee that fits you nicely in the right colour shade. You win!
    María

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  17. Love it on you Cindy - great fit and great colour.
    Excited about making this one for myself ASAP!

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  18. Muy linda y el color me encanta, te queda muy bien!

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  19. It's a fun tee, and you're right, you can't beat free! But it's also a good opportunity to try out the fit of a new pattern company. I've been drooling over their patterns, but haven't sprung for them yet. I can see K wearing one with elbow patches!

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  20. What a great looking T-shirt, will definitely have to check out that pattern, thanks for sharing!

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