The first pattern is the Toaster Sweater #2 from Sew House Seven. I bought a black and white knit fabric from Califabrics for this, but wanted to make a quick toile to check the fit. So, I picked up a very large man’s shirt at Goodwill ($3).
I knew I wouldn’t be able to get long sleeves out of this shirt, but figured it would give me an idea of the body size anyway.
First issue was the button front. I couldn’t cut around it, so switched it around to be on the back and just left one button on.
I was able to cut the back and front from the shirt pieces and made the sleeves as long as I could using the existing sleeve pieces.
The pattern is a pretty quick make. I think it’s going to be more flattering in my softer black and white fabric, and with the long sleeves, but I’ll wear this top – for an investment of $3, and a couple of hours, it will be a useful T-shirt alternative.