Here is my latest project. NOT a wadder! My confidence was in the toilet after all those previous mistakes. Thankfully this went together easily and I didn't have any fit issues. Oh, except that the middle is a little loose. When I make this again I'll do size 12 through the shoulders and size it down to a 10 for the midsection. (For anyone who might not be a sewer, patterns are sized differently then sizes you'd find at a typical store.)
Here's the back. I loved all the crosswise cuts of the yokes. This pattern really shows off the details of this fabric. Like my hair? This is what I do when it's raining and/or very humid and I don't want to look like a ball of frizz.
Here's a closeup of the neckline. I paid special attention to making both sides of the yoke match up. Also, the front band is cut on the bias. Just another little detail to make me love this design. This was my first garment using snaps. I searched high and low to find buttons to match. (This seemed to be a hot color for spring/summer. I made another shirt and skirt that have the same green in them.) But alas, no buttons were to be found. I do like the look of the snaps, but they make me nervous during application. You'd better like the position you put them in, because they aren't very movable.
I LOVE the look of these pockets. They have a folded inset that's a little hard to see here.
This is my new favorite shirt pattern. I made view B, but I can see making D and C with the topstitching. I didn't do much topstitching on this shirt because the fabric had so much going on.
Oh, and in the past I have never thought to make something like this. These types of shirts are easy enough to come by in stores at inexpensive prices. But I'm going to try not buying anything from a store except purses, shoes, belts, underwear, and hosiery. And possibly jeans. It's just a little challenge I'm taking on. This will be really good for impulse buying resistance.