It started as an Old Navy men’s XXL T-shirt. The Cerulean Blue color caught my eye – and the $6 price tag sealed the deal.
McCall’s 6747 was used for the Fit and Fabulous T-shirt. After cutting apart the XXL tee, there was more than enough fabric to add 1″ to the length of the t-shirt version (View A).
The McCalls pattern has some shaping in its center back and side seams. To ensure a comfortable fit, bust darts were also added.
The placket and neckline were sewn with scrap woven cottons from The Stash.
As knits can be difficult to tame, I choose to exert my independence from pattern instructions and stitch the placket bands to the front prior to cutting the opening.
Unfortunately, the same trick could not be used on the neckline – and it S T R E T C H E D ……
But it was nothing stay stitching (slightly gathered) could not handle.
Love the colors – and the comfort!
Note about deconstructing ready-made garments: It is always surprising how “off center” and “off grain” the garment pieces will be. This is especially evident when working with striped fabric. Because of this, it is best to select the ready-made item several sizes larger than the intended finished garment.