My favourite casual top is a kimono knit t-shirt I found at the op shop. I wear it a lot! I tried to copy it once but it just didn't work out right so I was so happy to see that Steph from 3 hours past the edge of the world posted up her Blank Canvas Tee pattern as a free download - its a kimono sleeve tee fitted through the bust and looser on the tummy, my ideal weekend t-shirt!
I downloaded a 45 and got to work. The first version up in a jersey I found thrifting but I found it a bit too tight (I'm a 46"/47" bust) and too short - I want a couple mainly for the gym so I like them fairly long for when I'm doing weights.
Second version is an interlock from Clear-it, an Alannah Hill outlet in Melbourne. I added about 2-3" in total width and a good 5" in length. It's a bit looser than I usually wear for a top, but I wanted it real casual and easy. I've been wearing it to the gym this week and its been great!
Third version is out of a mecury jersey, its a lot silker (and a lot harder to sew!). It's a slinkier tee, but a bit clingy too. I think I actually prefer the more thicker material for a top like this I have a few too many lumps and bumps for clingy tops.
Neckline (and I am so overdue for a haircut!!)
This is the first time I've had neck binding come out looking so good, the instructions are brilliant! For the arm and bottom hems I used hem tape and ran two lines of stitching around.
So, thanks StephC!