This here,... this was going to be a do.it.yourself jersey t-shirt tutorial.
I was going to say: "take a large folded square of jersey/stretch cotton, fold it lengthwise and cut out a neck hole... and slice an angle cut down to the waist"...
But you know what? I've never actually sewed with jersey before... much less attempted to make myself a real shirt.
So I kept screwing it up.
And this, this is why I always tend to call myself a 'messy sewer' (see, I can't even write seamstress - it sounds too fancy).. and 'sewer' - the kind you might be thinking, is likely more fitting since a lot of these projects should be in the gutter!
However, I tend to thrive at adapting from mistakes (I've had over 30yrs to do so!).
This project kept evolving with every blunder...
Mistake: cutting the neck hole too large.. especially since jersey stretches.
Solution: sew a lace backing into the gaping hole... inspired by this dress.
Yeah, that kind of turned out neat.
Thankfully jersey doesn't require hems since it just rolls at the edges, phew!
The leftover length of jersey was perfect to make another infinity scarf out of (with a stretchy bright floral inside). A good, simple project to convince me I'm not a complete hack at sewing!
So there you go, I sew crazy.
I hate patterns.
I taught myself to sew only a few years ago.
I can't sew a straight line... if it's longer than an inch!
There you have it, if I can do it, you can.
The real key is to just keep experimenting, like I did with this shirt,
and learn as you go!