This year I set two challenges for myself. The first was to track how much fabric I used in a year and the second was to finish 12 quilts and 12 pieces of clothing over the course of the year. Although things started on the right foot, I quickly fell behind as things started to get crazy in March.
To date, I've finished three quilts and two pieces of clothing. The second is the Plantain T-Shirt, a free pattern offered by Deer and Doe, opting for the 3/4 sleeve.
I used a shimmer pinstripe jersey knit. It's a two-sided fabric which means that it is a reversible mid-weight. I ended up using the sparkly side of the fabric for the elbow patches. I ended up just sewing them on with a ball-point needle and a small, tight zigzag stitch to finish the edges.
As always with knits, this top was fast, easy and satisfying. The fit turned out all right considering the lack of modifications to the pattern and my general disregard for anything resembling accurate body measurements or a muslin.
I've gotten quite a lot of wear out of this top since finishing it in February. I can see myself making a few more of these tops for next winter.
Here's hoping I can get caught up on my 12 in 12 goals over the next few months. I started quilting a baby quilt last week and cut out some fabric for a new dress. More on those soon!