Thursday, January 16, 2014

Deer and Doe Plantain in Neon Popcorn Knit

After my success with Deer and Doe's Plantain t-shirt pattern, I immediately cut and sewed another one out of some fun knit fabric that I bought on sale from Girl Charlee: cotton neon "popcorn" knit (sadly no longer available), which is basically a cream colored knit with little nubbins of fluorescent yellow, green, and orangey-pink... a fun non-neutral neutral.  Check out the up-close below, complete with cat hair:

I love this fabric, but it has a little bit more stretch in it than the green slub knit I used previously, which, sadly, resulted in a significantly larger t-shirt.  Sigh.  Look at this size difference! Sleeves and bodice much looser, shoulder seams sliding off my shoulders, neckline an inch or two lower.  Crazy!

I am hoping I can shrink it in a hot water wash, but man, what a difference a little stretch makes! Lesson learned!