Plantain top by Deer and Doe. The first one was such a great fit that I had to make another! The problem with using my stash is that most of my fabric was purchased with the kids in mind. So when I picked up this black ponte knit in the remnant section of JoAnns, I wasn't planning to sew something for myself. But I knew that it would be the perfect fabric for this top. Turns out, it is. I love how thick and substantial it is and it looks a bit more dressy. Since it was just under a yard of fabric, I had to do some piecing together and I ran out of fabric for the sleeves.
I sewed the same size: 38 in the bust, graded to 40 in the waist and the longest length. Since this fabric doesn't stretch as much I used a 1/4 seam allowance and it worked great! The solid black knit I used for the sleeves was from an old shirt so there wasn't much length so I cut it to hit just above my elbow. It is really thin so instead of a hem I used a narrow cuff and its perfect.
Baby girl wanted in on the picture taking. Love her!
And yes, I have one more version in the works!