All of my t-shirts have stains on them. Not kidding, it's disgusting. My husband thinks I'm crazy, because I'm the only one who notices, until I point it out. I'm not a sloppy eater, but sometimes forget to put on an apron while cooking and doing dishes. So my goals for this fall it to sew up a few t-shirts and wear an apron while doing chores. I know I could probably buy t-shirts for much less than it will cost to make them, but I'm really on the quest for the PERFECT t-shirt pattern.
I used the Creative Workshop 303, Women's Best Tops by Ottobre. This one is a little snug, but it's a start. Next time I make it, I will make it a couple of sizes larger, I think.
I cut the color piece on the bias to mix up the stripes a little. I also used a knit fusible tape to stabilize the shoulder and collar seams, as well as the hems. I've never had much success with sewing knits -- I hated the wavy seams -- but I think using the stretchy fusible tape did the trick.