I realize that it's been incredibly quiet around here, but I can assure you that it's not from a lack of sewing. Mostly it's from a lack of picture-taking, because if there's one aspect of blogging that I loathe, it's taking pictures - especially when I have to be in them. For all you gals who lug your tripod around to find fantastic spots to take photos, I applaud you because I can barely get it up to take a picture in my living room (which is what you get today).
Most of the things that I've been sewing lately have been extremely practical and these shirts fall firmly into that group. I mean, can you get more practical than a plain white tee? I think not.
Both of the tees are made from the Plantain T-Shirt pattern by Deer & Doe and the pattern is every bit as lovely as you've heard it is. Like most knit tees, it's super simple to whip up and I love that it flares out towards the bottom. I sewed up my recommended size and didn't make any modifications to the pattern. Because each knit fabric has a different amount of stretch the white tee neckline came out a bit lower than I would have preferred, but it's still very wearable.
As for the fabrics, the gray fabric is a soy organic cotton jersey from Drygood Design and it is luscious. In fact, I went back to buy some more of it recently, but it turned out that they only had about a yard and a half left. Boooo! The white fabric is a Kaufman laguna jersey and I was pleasantly surprised with it. It's actually a nice weight for this tee, it comes in a ton of colors, and all things considered, it's usually fairly inexpensive. Score!
These may not be the most exciting projects, but I'll tell you that they've gotten a ton of use. I actually finished them a couple weeks ago and I've worn them regularly since then. What can I say? I'm a simple gal at heart.