Deer & Doe Plantain (free pattern)
Soy/cotton jersey and stretch mesh. I got the stretch mesh from Marcy Tilton some time ago.
I traced a straight size 42 and only added about a 1/4" of extra ease at the hemline. The real change made to the pattern was to add at yoke design. It's a fairly easy to do and I'll show you how.
1. You'll need to grab the front and back pattern pieces of Plantain. Make sure the seam allowance is drawn in on the shoulder seams. I also added the seam allowance to the other edges to make measuring the finished yoke more accurate.
I was a bit worried about sewing on the elbow patches on the old sewing machine. Turns out if you use a stable knit, stretch needle, and a longer stitch length then elbow patches are easy peasy.
"It's kind of like a Star Trek uniform with the stuff on the shoulders. What is that fabric? Isn't that bra fabric? You have bras on your elbows."
My Final Thoughts
This is a nicely drafted pattern with clear directions. If the style pleases you than go make a bunch of them. :)