Then take an existing shirt that is the size you want. Now some people trace a paper pattern first but I tend to skip any unnecessary steps and just cut the shape out while its laying on top. Just be careful not to snip your good shirt! And be sure to leave seam allowances.
And for the sleeves, either use a tank top or just flip the sleeves like I've done here.
Now you're going to pin your right sides together and sew along the top of your 2 pieces.
Now cut out your sleeves. Just lay your shirt on top again and follow it. And you can make your sleeve length whatever you'd like. That's the beauty of this shirt- you choose and make it all very personal to what you want!!
And you should end up with 2 pieces that look somewhat similar to this
And so at this point, you should have this. The top sewn and the sleeves attached but both sides open. I like to try it on here and just make sure I like my neck and sleeves.
Line up your arm pit seams-
Now that you have the base of the shirt, you can either call it good at this point or if like me, you have a Delta logo to cover up, stay tuned for some top embellishments! I'll be working on a tutorial for those soon too but at least for now, you can go and sew your shirt!