I used this free pattern on Burdastyle, that I've also used here and here. It really is so easy; I whipped up this shirt in less than an hour.
no-sew tutorial at Mary Janes and Galoshes.
I am thinking about starting a series of all the basics of sewing: all you want to know about needles, fabric, different stitches, etc. Is this something you'd be interested in?