Lay out your newspaper and tape two pieces together (if necessary) and lay T-shirt flat. Tuck the T's sleeves inside the shirt.
Outline the shirt on the newspaper with your marker. Be sure to account for seams when tracing your shirt. Remember to make the scoop in the front for the neck.
Fold table cloth in half length wise and pin pattern piece on. There should be two identical pieces now.
If you want pockets, cut out a rectangle according to how deep you want your pockets. Lay the T-shirt piece on top and trim the sides to fit.(Sorry about the sideways picture-blogger did that. It was right in my files)
Now-down to the dungeon where I do all my sewing.
Sew the bias tape across the top of your pocket rectangle. Pin the pocket piece to the shirt piece and baste/sew together using a 1/4 seam allowance.
Determine how many pockets you'd like. Mark how far apart you want them with some pins and sew from the bottom of the pocket to to the top in a straight line.
Take the non-pocket T-shirt piece and cut in half.
Lay the two T-shirt pieces right sides together and pin and shoulders and side seams. Sew using a 1/2" seam.