Hello again! Let’s skip all the what-I’ve-been-doing, how’s-life preliminaries and dive right into the goods. This summer, I discovered the joys of sewing knits and it’s been AH-MAZING! From each one of Colette’s summer patterns to Deer & Doe’s free Plantain Tee (below), I’ve been sporting some super comfy handmade clothes!
This tee in particular has been one of my favorite summer makes. It looks good with jeans, it looks good tucked into a skirt… I wear it as often as decency allows. I think it’s part because the tee itself is such a nice shape, but also this fabric is delightful.
I used a deep grey rayon/poly/spandex knit — it was sold as a crepe jersey, and it’s kind of like a thin sweater knit. It’s super drapey & breezy (and yes, a little sheer), and I think I have enough left for a 3/4 sleeve version which I need to get going on right away.
Okay, so this photo is not the best, but I am super proud of my twin needle mastery. Plus, this neckline is pretty much my Platonic ideal. (As much as I love all the Moneta collar variations, the neckline as drafted is way too high for my body — I hacked away at it a few times with mixed results, when all the while I had the perfect neckline was right under my nose all along!) It’s not the most exciting make, but it’s a solid staple in my closet. (And like rice & beans in my weekday meals, it has the potential to be jazzed up with extras: sequins or leather details, maybe; and avocado & sweet chili jam if we’re talking food.)