I went ahead and made the other free t-shirt, Deer & Doe’s Plantain t-shirt, for Pattern Review’s Best Pattern contest.
I had just enough of the coral stripe rayon jersey knit to make this project with some left over for doll clothes. I was able to get the stripes to match at the side seams!
I used a size 42 at the bust, shoulders and waist then graded out to the 46 for the hip. I used the length for the size 46 since I wanted the shirt a bit on the longer side. I also used the size 46 neckline just to have a higher scoop neckline. For the dress I made last year, I used the 42 but it is a little low-cut for my taste. The 46 was a better pick.
In comparing the two shirts: The ideal t-shirt neckline would be somewhere between the plantain and the kimono. I like the looser sleeves of the kimono shirt better but I like the length of the plantain sleeve better. I like the looser fit at the hips of the plantain shirt just because it is a little more relaxed than the kimono t-shirt. But otherwise both are great t-shirt patterns to have.