My bad. I now know that with a lot of the Pattern Magic 3 designs you do need reeeeally drape-y fabric (hmmm, I think I've said that before; once or twice, or ten times...) On the plus side I still like the bodice part of the dress and I had also used the leftovers of the same fabric to make a successful little T-shirt sooooo;
I added waist bands and armbands.
T-shirt 1: I added waist bands and armbands to the bodice of the dress.
T-shirt 2: dyed with 1/4 tsp iDye in Crimson. I'm very happy with this Tshirt, both its shape and the lovely cranberry colour.
T-shirt 3: dyed along with the "bat" Tshirt in iDye in Brown, then in the leftovers of the iDye Crimson dye-bath of T-shirt 2. I love the tawny port colour it turned out, but there's something "funny" about the proportions. I wish now I had scooped the neckline a little more than I did. Maybe this will just be an "underneath cardis and jumpers" kind of a Tshirt...
Tshirt 4: the first T-shirt made from the leftovers after the dress, using the same fabric and the same pattern as these other T-shirts, and it hasn't been shown it here before.... It has a banded neckline and sleeve bands, and a turned up, hand-stitched hem."bat" shirt) and it went into the iDye Crimson dye-bath simultaneously with the cranberry T-shirt 2 above. I love the deep royal purple colour that it is now; will layer well with the jewel tones of the other T-shirts for some groovy colourful winter layering, when the time comes :) The texture of that cheap n' cheerful fabric has to be one of my favourite knits ever. I just wish it had come in ivory, rather than that intense blue colour. Just think of the dyeing possibilities. They would have been infinite :D
Apart from the first Tshirt pictured, which is the original bodice of the dress on p18 of Pattern Magic 3 by Tomoko Nakamichi, the others are made up using the pattern formerly known as Burdastyle 06/2011, 120 first written about here. In order to get a nice fit that pattern has been shaved and sliced and diced and completely and utterly altered until each and every seam-line is different from the original. As well, I don't use the neckline facing pieces at all. As for the zip?? well forgetaboutit ....So I guess it can't lay claim to being Burdastyle 06/2011, 120 anymore.
But my carved-up version is a great fitting T-shirt pattern now... :D Yay for that!