Inspired by Christina's top, and deciding that Burda World of Fashion is not sewing room decoration, I made a version of BWOF 02-2008-123.
I'm so happy with this shirt! My fabric was a Fabricland remnant that cost less than $2.50. I think I had just under a meter? Anyway. Loving this shirt! Loving!
For those keeping count, that was 3 projects in a row that I loved. Had to jinx it, I guess. While in Fabricland, (in what is almost a daily pilgrimage, since its 3 minutes from my house) I found Butterick 4985 in the sale bin. I squealed a bit in excitement, and then snatched it up.
And bleah. How much do I hate this shirt - let me count the ways. I think it makes my torso look really broad, the sleeves are way too puffy, it doesn't fit well, just all around not-my-favorite.
On the good side, I learned a ton with this shirt. First time ever with a collar and a collar stand (which came out really quite well, I think). Second time with the buttonholes. First time ever sewing buttons on with my sewing machine (I have a button foot that came with my sewing machine, I took it out and used it.)
This pattern, I made a size 10 in the top part, 12 in the bottom. Next time around, I'll make a 10 for half of the bottom portion, since it doesn't fit super-well under my bust. Also, the bottom part has 6 pieces, so, I won't use a striped fabric, since its near impossible to match lines. And I'll definitely do something about the sleeves, sheesh.