All of the patterns recommend using 100% Organic Jersey fabric which you can purchase from the Alabama Chanin store. I need to hone my skills before cutting into something so special and pricey, and so I went to my local thrift store and bought several XXL men's t-shirts. I used my seam ripper to cut them at the seams, and was able to harvest ample yardage to start on several small projects. The first project is the Fitted Top, in navy blue jersey:
It was a joy to create. The art of "slow sewing" is right up my alley.
And the best part is, it fits! And I love it!