Jalie 2005 is an out of print pattern that is still available as a downloadable file from their website. It includes patterns for a short-sleeved or three-fourth sleeved tee with round, v- or bateau neckline. I have already made four bateau neckline tees from this pattern and have found that the fabric type determines the size to use. I also found the short sleeves a little snug.
For the tee featured here, I used a soft rayon/lycra knit fabric from Jo-Ann's store.
To make cutting along the grain more accurate, I decided to lay out the pattern on a single layer of fabric.
The fabric was too sheer for my liking so I cut two of the front pieces and treated them as one.
The most "complicated" step in this simple pattern was the construction of the bateau neckline.
I like to machine baste my sleeves before serging just to be sure.
I like shortcuts but one step I will never skip is ironing the seams after sewing.
For the side seams, I basted where the sleeves were attached to make sure the seams were aligned perfectly front to back.
Then I serge the rest.
I left the lower edge unfinished to give the tee a casual look. You can see the double layer of the front piece.
Here it is paired with my yoga maxi skirt.
This skirt was featured in this post.