This is the second tee I made on my serger and coverstitch machines that I received for Christmas presents. (You didn't miss anything - I haven't photographed the first one I made yet). I am still getting the hang of everything, but I am pretty happy with how this turned out.
The fabric is from Gorgeous Fabrics. The description says that it is acetate/rayon/lycra. I didn't really know what acetate is made from, so I just looked it up. Basically, it is made from fibers spun from wood pulp. The fabric's hand reminds me a lot of a thick nylon knit, like J. McLaughlin's Catalina cloth.
I think I used Itch to Stitch's Arenal top pattern as a base for this. Any basic tee pattern that fits well can be modified to 100 different necklines, sleeves, and hems. I wanted a boatneck for this version, so I made a facing to finish the neckline. This is the part I'm not totally happy with - somewhere along the way, I stretched out the neckline. I think it was when I serged the facing to the body at the neckline opening. I am still getting the hang of the serger, and it think the tension wasn't 100% where it needed to be for a smooth seam. You can see that the neckline stands away from me a bit. Washing and drying hasn't improved this.
So yeah, that bugs me, but I'll live with it and wear this anyway. I could always go back and widen the whole neckline to a ballet-type neck and try again. Or, I can wear this under a scarf of cardigan to minimize the issue. Or, I can just make another. I have plenty of fabric. I am thinking of using that extra fabric for McCalls 7538 as discussed earlier, though.
Who knows? Time will tell whether I wear this often and what I decide about that wonky neckline...