There is no reason anymore not to make my own shirts. I made a Renfrew, and it was great. I cut a size 10 and did View B (short sleeves, V-neck) and it's really not so bad. The fabric I used was a bamboo jersey that I bought years ago. In the pattern, Tasia says to use a stable knit. I have no idea what that means.
I got a little confused as to when to use a zig zag and when not... which is why my right shoulder is a little frumpy. I did a zig zag stitch there and it seemed to rumple it up a bit. I did use my serger to finish up all the seams. I think next time I will use my serger from the start and only use the sewing machine to topstitch.
The shirt is a little wide at the shoulders... sometimes the seam goes onto my arm. But really, the shirt is comfortable and fits fairly well. I'll call it a success!
I have more planned, and I did a big order from Girl Charlee. Hope the fabrics are nice!