As you can see from this photo from their website, the t-shirt is fairly short and has narrow shoulders. There is a scoop neckline and nothing else fancy. Now don't get confused when you see my version:
I know, I know, it's exactly the same! Way to be original, right? This is a size XS with no modifications. The fabric is a heathered grey cotton knit from Girl Charlee. I think they've sold out of it, but it's the perfect t-shirt jersey and I've been hoarding it for something just like this.
The fit is excellent, which leads me to believe I must be a "skinny bitch". I don't know about that, but I do have narrow shoulders that I usually have to account for in other patterns. None of that here!
No back neck gape! Can you hear the trumpets blaring?
For what it's worth, I'm wearing a non-padded non-lifting bra in this photo. With a regular bra the shirt fits more tightly across the chest.
The hems were also done on my coverstitch. YOU NEED A COVERSTITCH!
This is the perfect little t-shirt for lounging or wearing out, you're only limited to your imagination and fabric choices. When I make this again I will lengthen it by 1". It's fine the way it is, I just have a personal preference for shirts going past my pants waistband.
And if the short-sleeved Tonic 1 isn't enough, SBCC also released a long-sleeved version! This one has a crew neck and it is longer. The perfect layering piece, as they say on their site, and it is also FREE to download. Get the Tonic 2 here. I loved the SBCC instructions for this pattern, there were illustrations and very brief text. Great for someone who sews a lot of t-shirts and just needs to make sure she doesn't go so fast she forgets something (me).
Have you tried this pattern or another one of SBCC's patterns?