I have been looking around for a super basic tee pattern for ages and after being stung by a couple of free patterns over the summer I think I finally stumbled across one that is a) simple looking, b) easy and c) sized for both of my boys. I got the 'Made by Me Kids Tee' pattern.
The first I made from a fabric I saw at Birmingham rag market and was only £3 per metre. I love the swirls and I hope to make my other son a hoodie from the same fabric. I edged it in ribbing to give it more of a sweartshirt feel than a tee. I think it works! I wish I could finish it a bit better on the inside but without the overlocker I'm not really sure how to go about it - I'm just happy it sewed up at all.
The second is made up from cotton jersey, I admit - this was much easier to sew. The neck binding and the patch pocket is actually made from one of my youngests older t shirts that has no hope of ever fitting him again and was in too much of a state to give away.
I really like this pattern a lot and as someone who usually buys a basic set of tees in all sorts of colours for each boy at the beginning of a season I foresee that this will see a lot of use.