Pamela's Pattern Perfect T-Shirt was just what I needed. Besides, the serger was already threaded with the right color. Whenever serger sales people said "You can sew a t-shirt in two hours!" they must have been talking about this pattern. It is so basic you can sew it with your eyes closed. An instructional DVD (purchased separately) is available for this pattern. The DVD is easier to follow than the written instructions. If you watch the DVD, you won't need the instructions. This is a very easy t-shirt and if you've made a t-shirt before, you can sew this one without any trouble. This is Round 3 for this pattern and me. The first try was just a tiny bit tighter than I like so I pivoted an inch more room into the bust and waist and I'm much happier with the fit. The shirt has optional bust darts, which are recommended for larger sizes, and what Pamela calls "essence of waist". These features yield a flattering fit for a t-shirt. In her instructions, Pamela recommends "Heat 'n' Bond Lite" to prevent a wavy hem. I used my serger's cover stitch and differential feed and waviness was not a problem.
This t-shirt was easy to sew because the knit fabric was cooperative. It didn't shift and move every time I turned my back on it. I bought it at The Needle Shop during PR Weekend 2011 - Chicago. It cost more than I would normally spend for a knock-around t-shirt knit, but I was in a PR-Weekend-induced-shopping-frenzy. Coincidentally, while fooling around on the computer and googling random names, I recognized my fabric on a website. Turns out it was designed by Jay McCarroll , the winner on the first season of Project Runway. No wonder it cost so much! But, it behaved so nicely, it was worth the price. I've learned the more selective I am about the knits I buy, the easier they are to lay out and cut.