I purchased the knit from Spotlight - while I do not like Spotlight, occasionally they do have nice fabrics. This retails for about $13.99 per metre. but I think I bought it in a sale.
For the first t-shirt I chose Vogue 8536.
Okay, so I made a long sleeve, round neck version. I chose size 12 - that was about the same size as my Kwik Sew T Shirt, which is a bit firm in the same knit. The Vogue pattern had 5/8 inch seams, the Kwik Sew 1/4 seams, so I thought if I seamed the Vogue pattern at 3/8 inch the size would be about right.
The first thing I did was to cut off some of the hem - this is a deep hem, and has side splits. I wanted an ordinary hem, and also wanted to get two tops out of my fabric. I also removed an inch from the sleeves along the L/S lines. I also put in a seam down the CB as I wanted to save as much knit for top 2 as possible.
I did cut the neckband out of a piece of black poly-cotton ribbing I had in my stash. Many people say that ribbed neckbands should be a certain ratio smaller than the neck - but I decided to just go with the pattern and see what happens. Sometimes I find otherwise the ribbed band can pull up a bit tight.
The sleeves are eased and set in like a conventional sleeve. I did this, although next time I think I will ease the sleeves and then set in flat. I am still not sure if the shoulders are just a weeny bit large on me, but overall I am pleased with this t-shirt. It's a nice shape, even over my ugly but comfortable winter house bra :).
The hem is slightly curved, which I find more flattering than the cut straight across hems found in some patterns. After all, we are slightly curved, certainly around the tummy area.
Now some details, first the neckband:
And my hems and top stitching along the CB seam - again this was a welt seam, all hem edges overlocked and then I use a slightly zig zagged stitch and go around twice so it looks twin needled. A bit dark, but you will get the idea:
And now views of moi:
Have a happy and healthy weekend, wherever you are...