Had the itch to make something and Ms. 3 loves her cotton dresses. Looked around online and found this: http://www.prettyprudent.com/2011/09/baby-kid/the-beginners-jersey-baby-dress-a-free-sewing-pattern-2/ and her instructions for sewing knits. I was skeptical and if I had money I woul have used the excuse to get a serger. Alas.
A bunch I people say it's fine to use zigzag on a regular machine but the pictures never show a finished garment with zigzags.
This is from a 3xl tshirt from Walmart. $4.58 and I've got a bunch left. I had hoped it would cost $3.78 but that's only smaller sizes.
Issues: cut off right below pits and that didn't leave enough fabric for the top. So it's shorter and sewn up the middle of the back.
Cutting with a mat and roller worked so much better than expected. It seems like it will roll though.
We have a few 3xlt tshirts that are now too big for my husband. They're pretty sober colors.
Here's the stitching.