Like most basic items we choose to sew, the answer lies in the fit. I struggle to find t's long enough - I don't like worrying that my stomach will show or ones that ride up my back when I sit down. I feel most self conscious about my stomach so I don't like t-shirts that are tight across there. All things I struggle with in RTW tops.
I've mixed two patterns together to create one I'm pretty happy with. I always liked the fit through the body of the Sewaholic Renfrew, but the shoulders/arms were too small. I made a few Tessuti Lola t's late last year and I liked the fit through the shoulders, arms and bust but the body felt too big. I feel like Goldilocks, because combining the two is just right!
The mixed fabric tops were inspired by an Anthropologie t-shirt I saw on Pinterest and were great for using up some larger scraps and I couldn't resist buying the cobalt blue jersey in the Tessuti sale earlier this year.
So, not exciting sewing, but they filled a gap and have been in high rotation. Excuse the total lack of ironing in these photos!
Keeping track of my fabric purchases is actually encouraging me to sew the fabric up a lot quicker than I normally would - two other purchases have been cut and one is nearly finished.