I’m Obsessed!

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I had pinned this Plantain Shirt from Deer and Doe ages ago, but was a bit scared to sew for myself. But now that I have started to dabble, I decided a good break from those darn Clover pants would be to make this shirt!

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This pattern is AWESOME!!!! It seems like it is flattering on EVERY BODY. (Except on deep evaluation of these pictures, I think it would look better with a real bra, not a nursing one!) I decided to take my measurements from above my bust instead of the actual bust because I was afraid the shirt would be gigantic on me otherwise and I wanted it to fit around my armpits. Measuring from my actual bust put me at size 44, where my upper bust put me at size 40. The knit, I figured, would stretch out and give me enough room for the booby area. I am SO glad I did! This shirt fits PERFECTLY!! It is officially my new favorite!

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The material was a mystery knit that I bought during that Austin fabric shop hop.. It was just folded, not even on a roll, so I have no idea who the maker is. I do know that it was 20% off of $10 a yard, so all in all I paid 8 bucks for this top! SCORE! It is very good quality and keeps it’s shape very nicely. Jake, of course, ruins everything. He said “looks like Christmas trees.” WHATEVER I still love it!

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This pattern was SO easy to sew and best of all? IT IS FREE, PEOPLE!! The pattern calls for elbow patches, which I think are cute, but not really my style so I left them off. Also, I only had 1 yard of material so I had to make the sleeve length in between the short sleeve and the 3/4 sleeve because that was all I could fit. I actually LOVE where it falls, just below the elbow.

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I have already rummaged through the bin of up-cycle clothes to make more!! YAY!

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