No messing I just cut around an existing t-shirt but made it longer with a curved hem front and back.
The sleeves are full length but I like to have them pushed up, I don't like three quarter ones as you lose them up your arms when you put a jacket on.
I decided to wear it straight away, why not? Quite often I make things then they sit in the wardrobe waiting for an occasion so I am making more of the things I will wear.
I used just a meter of fabric for this top and I will be making more as it is just so comfy, I need to have a look what other styles I can get. The fabric has quite lot of bounce which usually really annoys me while I am sewing but today I must have been quite chilled as I got on ok. The nature of it actually really makes the top.
I just cut a normal scoop neck then made a slit down the centre.
I cut two small pieces to be the placket.
I hand stitched each side just a little to gather it then pinned the small pieces on top ready to machine over, then turned them through to the wrong side once machine stitched. I used binding around the neck to make it a bit more secure with less movement.
The sleeves are just hemmed at the bottom with a double fold, the hem at the bottom of the top is zigzag stitched then single hem, I didn't bother overlocking any of the seams as the fabric does not appear to fray or unravel in any way.
My overlocker doesn't get that much use these days, there may be some things that I think I will just finish off on it but that is all. So anybody who is new to sewing don't be put off by thinking you need one as they are quite pricey, I know lots of people swear by them and you do get that professional edge but really it's on the inside mostly. If you are just sewing for yourself you can zig zag the seams, neatly trim with a good pair of scissors and you will use far less thread!