I honestly don't know why it has taken me so long to break open Vogue 8710. I should have known that it would be a winner, it is a Tilton design. This pattern, circa 2011, is currently out-of-print but still available on their website.
The instructions to this pattern is detailed with silk-screening advice if this is a technique you would like to try out. The pattern instructs a different method for installing the neckline facing which I glanced over and then did my own thing. I first sewed both shoulder seams and then folded the neckline facing together, folded in half and stitched using a 3/8" seam allowance. I left off all of the topstitching and decided that I like the serged hems and will just leave it.
This fabric has been in my stash longer than the pattern. We're talking decades. I picked it up for a song from Fanny Fabrics when it was closing down and I've been using this fabric for the leg and arm bands for the baby onesies over the years. Since I have quite a bit of this knit and I didn't want to cut into my other knits until I knew the pattern works, I thought to use it as my toile. Still needs some work, so I'm glad I didn't cut into some cherished pieces of knit before I fine tune this pattern.
Fabric: 1.6 metres cotton knit
Fusible Tape: 0.20 metres
Thread: Premium thread on the serger and polyester thread for the sewing machine.
Pattern: Vogue 8710, circa 2011.
Additional Tools, Supplies & Tricks of the trade: Sewing machine, serger, walking foot, scissors, pins, an afternoon nap and cup or two of coffee.