The fabric I used for this was some white/heather gray t-shirt knit that I bought at Davey Fabrics from the discount bin. I'm not a big fan of wearing plain white, but for some reason, I just love this colour. I decided to use the funky stripe spandex from my latest kimono sleeve top to use for the shoulders and neck binding.
I measured my favorite fitted t-shirt, and I made the following alterations to my pattern: I added 2 1/2" of length at the waist. I cut an 18 at the bust/shoulders, and a 16 at the waist and hips. The torso is perfect.
side seam bust dart. I don't mind having darts in a t-shirt, if it means it'll fit as good as this!
It feels slightly odd to have a t-shirt that feels, well, tailored! I like it! I'm going to tackle the other shirt from this pattern, and make the same changes. I don't have a lot of t-shirts, and I need all kinds: long-sleeved, short-sleeved, sleeveless, racer-back, etc. I'm excited to get started on the next one!
I topstitched everything with orange thread and the coverstitch on my serger. I like how it looks.
I'm beginning to see a trend here. When I have a pattern or fabric that I really like, I will make it at least twice. I've made 2 kimono sleeve tops (with at least one more to go!), and I've used this funky pink fabric twice, and there's lots more where that came from! Also, remember the fucshia/purple/orange flame fleece I made my onesie out of? I have enough left to make a Jalie hoodie! I'm so excited to dig into more of these projects. Plus, working with knits is quick and satisfying.