Two more T-shirts. I only took pictures of one because the second one is even less exciting than this one!
They are intended to be worn under a hoodie and a fleece pullover (both hand-me-downs in great shape). Do you remember me mentioning that the Preacher is rather particular about his T-shirts? Well, these tops are made from two T-shirts that he wore only once or twice and then deemed unacceptable. The fabric isn't great, but for layering T's, it works fine.
For the lettuce edge on the sleeve and hem, I use a zigzag stitch on my sewing machine. I like to do it in two passes. For the first, I stitch about 1/4" away from the edge and stretch the fabric while using a stitch of medium length and width. Then I trim off the 1/4", getting right next to the zigzag stitches. For the second pass, I keep the stitch width the same, but decrease the length so it is nearly a satin stitch and then stretch the fabric again while sewing. I find it looks best if the one side of the stitch is actually just off the fabric.
The second shirt has the same elastic at the neck, but has traditional hems. Of course, the one pictured (with ruffles!!) is preferred by my daughter.