I had so much fun making this shirt (except for the time I sewed two pieces together with the wrong sides together and had to unpick the stitching -- unpicking stitching on knits is a pain in the buttinsky!) that I'm making another one today. Sewing with knits still scares the heck out of me, but I'm trying to conquer that fear. I wore my favorite purple Eddie Bauer v-neck t-shirt to DEATH over the past few years, so I decided it needed to be retired from my wardrobe. I saw a tutorial for the "Sandbridge Top" and decided to upcycle the shirt to augment Charlotte's meager summer wardrobe. (I love it when I have kids the same sizes as the bloggers posting patterns and tutorials.)
I love the result!
I reused the original hem for the shirt's bottom and the hem of the sleeves for each of the new shirt's sleeves. Score! I think I still need more practice with binding the neckline (maybe next time I will use ribbing?), but it still works out pretty well. The arm holes turned out a little larger than in most of her store-bought shirts, but I probably could tweak the pattern to fix that. Of course I forgot to do that on the shirt I just started making. Oh well!