Having so recently discovered the joys of the Plantain t-shirt, I wanted to make another one super quickly. I wanted a longer one (I saw one recently on Sewjeanmargaret‘s Instagram, which totally inspired me), and I had this lovely, heavy, drapey, viscose in my stash, with stripes, so no brainer!
I made the hem level with the bottom of the black stripe which had the effect of dropping the sides, but decided this was one of those design features we all talk about!
As well as lengthening the body, I modified the neck. I raised it by 2.5cm and then changed the shape. It’s a sort of rounded “v” now which I like very much. I spent longer on the neck than anything else. I didn’t want to finish it with a band, so eventually painstakingly turned it under and did a narrow coverstitch.
I note that my pattern matching is pretty jolly good, but it doesn’t look like it in this photo above because I’ve pushed the sleeves up my arms.
This is an easy, relaxing top to wear, and I am now officially a Plantain convert. Once again I’ve styled it with my StyleArc leggings (I need more of these!) and really elderly Bottega Veneta shoes.