The day I made my Plain Jane Shorts, I also whipped up a fun variation on Kristin‘s now-infamous Scoop-neck Tee. I had a tiny bit of some super soft, taupe-colored bamboo knit fabric (bought locally here), some lovely peach narrow-striped bamboo knit from Michael Levine, and an idea to make a color-block version.
For the pattern, I folded and traced the original pattern where I wanted the color break, adding seam allowances to both newly “cut” pieces. I serged the seams (I’ve been using a 4-thread mock-safety stitch since sewing my bathing suits) and used my the coverstitch machine for the hem. I’m having some beef with my new machine, but I need to talk to the store before assuming it’s anything but user-error.
Since the pink portion of the shirt didn’t use a lot of fabric, I had *just* enough to manage a second shirt with tiny cap raglan sleeves. The original pattern is from Burda Style, but I completely removed all the gathering on the sleeves by slashing and reducing (and lots of measuring of arm-scythes!).
The neck and armholes are binding-bound and then top-stitched with a single-needle chain stitch (using my coverstitch machine) to keep it stretchy. Next time I’d like the arms a tiny bit bigger all-around–I feel like a beefcake in this one! It sure is comfy, though.