I used a size small women's Forever 21 sweatshirt that I got at Value Village for $4. It was in great non-pilled condition, 100% cotton, and not stained. Plus the owls are super cute. The blue lining for the neckline and hem line came from an Old Navy shirt that I have cut pieces off of for other projects. I should have found something a bit more sturdy. The blue fabric was too stretchy and flimsy. I had to make a couple extra tucks in it to help it fit in a few places.
I sewed this shirt using both my sewing machine with a ball point needle and a serger. The sewing machine with the ball point needle worked well for the lining seams, and the serger was great for the arm and side seams. I need to learn more about adjusting the serger's tensions to keep it from stretching the knit as it sews. I usually don't care for contrasting top stitching color, but because the lining was somewhat visible, I decided to use teal thread to help tie it together.
Rather than buttons on the shoulders, I used my favorite snaps.
I cut the sleeves for this top out of the original arms with the elbow patches in place. I was a little worried that they would be way too big. They are not as bad as I had envisioned!
This is a size 2T, which looks like it will fit Miss H for a while. The is room to grow up and out, and room for longer arms.
I will certainly make this pattern again!