What’s going on with the shoulder there? Whatever it is, I can just add it to the list of this project’s “quirks.” While the dress I made from this pattern used a drapey knit, this one was snappy and rolled like crazy at the cut edge. It’s a yard of the Tokyo knit from Marcy Tilton; sleeves are 1/4 yard of a mesh knit. I’ve made this t-shirt three times, and EVERY TIME I over-trim the hem. I try it on, mark it, add 1.5″, and it STILL seems short to me. This is the longest and most wearable version yet; my daughter pairs the others with her high-waisted 80s jeans. Might be destined for the donation pile. And by “might” I mean “is.”
R: Deer & Doe Plantain
Very happy with this one. Body was a 1-yard end cut from Marcy Tilton; sleeves are a gray mesh knit from my small stash. I cut the hems along the selvedge end and felt very fancy.
The pants are flat-front chinos from Lands End. Flat-front pants are a rare find in the RTW world and confirmation that I really need to bite the bullet and try Colette’s Clover pattern.
Shoes are refurbished Donald J. Pliners from the thrift store: $5 + 20 minutes with the suede brush and eraser. I thought they looked vintage-y.
A knit dress made of fabric with knitting trompe de l’oeil. I feel so meta.
I started with the dress sloper in Alison Glass’ Knit Essentials booklet and tweaked it repeatedly using her clear, comforting instructions. Worth every cent of the $22 for the fitting walk-through, and for the raw-edge neckline treatment and wearable ruffles that I plan to try at some point.
The Plantain is definitely my go-to for scoop necks, but this will likely be my TNT for vees and drapey knit dresses.
What is your TNT tee shirt pattern? Did it require a lot of mods?
This might be my new favorite tee shirt pattern. I love the fitted shoulders, the subtle-yet-forgiving shaping, and the deep scoop neck (which shows where my daughter’s rabbit bit me; long story).
I’m not sure whether it was the fabric or the pattern, but the neckband achieved the perfect medium between saggy and tourniquet. The print is lovely; even if it is a little Alfred Dunner from a distance, it’s more Boden up close (no shade, Alfred Dunner).