Well, hello there, new-style-of-tee.
How did you come about?
Plantain + Ensis = Plansis!
How did I come up with this combination?
Well, I really wanted to make something for Franken-Indie week, but my choices were somewhat limited due to having to accommodate a baby bump. Finally, it hit me – the Plaintain tee! It flares out to the waist, so there’d be extra space for bump-accommodating, and has a lower neckline (for a more bump-balanced cut). And since I love the colour blocking placement of the Ensis tee (one of my tried-and-true patterns), it seemed only logical to combine the two. 🙂
I used a mid-heavy weight cotton blend tshirting for the main part of the Plansis tee, and a mid-weight purple cotton-blend tshirting for the purple colour blocking and the elbow patches.
(Did I mention that the Plantain has elbow patches? Love it!) (Plus, you know, it kinda ties in with the colour blocking too, so that’s an added bonus.)
It was my first time making the Plantain tee – it’s a nice, simple make. I cut the size 40, and the only adjustment I made was lengthening the sleeves by 6cm (a standard adjustment for me since I have super-long arms as I’m 177cm tall).
Turned out that wasn’t quite long enough though, so I added cuffs as well, bringing the total amount of additional length in the sleeves up to around 11-12 cm. They’re now a length I love though, nice and cozy over wrists and lower hands for winter. 🙂
However, since my original sleeve lengthening adjustment wasn’t all that long, it didn’t occur to me until after I’d stitched it all up that the elbow patches may need moved as well. Yep, they hit right at the top of my elbows. Oops! But hey, they’re still pretty ovals of purple, so all is well.
I’m pretty happy with the end result, and it fits over the bump nicely, so I’m predicting there may be a couple more of these Plansis mash-ups in the near future. 😉
If you’re interested in hearing a bit more about how I combined the two patterns, you can head on over to my blog.