Have you ever noticed those packages of men's T-shirts that are like, oh, $10.00 for four shirts? Some of the packs have white shirts, some have multiple colors, some have round necklines, some have V's? I love re-designing these into something else... A T-shirt that fits me! This pattern is my Basic T on a V-neck men's T-shirt with a ruffle added at the neck line. I will go over the Basic T again, so you don't have to bounce between two tutorials.
You will need:
1 Men's V-neck T-shirt that is a little too big for you
Thread that either coordinates or contrasts with the Men's T-shirt
1 of your FAVE T-shirts
Wash the men's V-neck T-shirt so you don't have to worry about a shrinking shirt later. (Don't you hate shrinking shirts?!) Turn it wrong side out and lay it on a flat surface. Place safety pins around the edges and down the middle to keep the shirt from shifting as you work with it.
Here's where the chalk is used. Carefully trace along the side seams of the fave shirt keeping in mind the fit of the fave shirt. If there is an area you would like a little tighter (or a little looser), adjust your chalk line accordingly.
Fold back the sleeve on the fave shirt to reveal seam line at the shoulder. Cut the men's T-shirt using this seam line as a pattern.
Cut away the rest of the men's sleeve, but keep it. We will be using it later.