I made this Deer & Doe Plantain a few weeks ago when I was trying to get rid of a few scraps and thought a bit of colour blocking would be the go.
This is the first Plantain I’ve made that has no changes to the length or shape (see the others here and here), apart from the colour blocking. You can see that I managed to misjudge the top of the shoulders and the top of the sleeves. I’ve decided that I like the odd effect!
I decided that it would be the perfect camping top – it’s warm and so, so comfortable.
Clearly I have no idea where to put my hands in this photo! The blue fabric is a beautiful cotton knit with a brushed inside, and the white was a Spotlight remnant which is a brushed rib with almost no stretch, but perfect for this top.
My second make is the Seamwork Moji pants. I’ve seen loads of these on people’s blogs, and they all look fabulous, but mine? Not so much. Luckily I consider these a wearable muslin and used up some fabric that I didn’t care for too much.
I just don’t like the fit. The drawstring means that they fall down if I’m not careful.
here I am checking out the offending drawstring and noting that my cuff hasn’t been turned up properly – gah!
I have to confess that I almost donated these trousers to the op shop, but when I was writing this post I realised that they might be much more comfortable if I replace the drawstring with elastic. And so it proved!