And it's definitely a "New Look!"
Judy, on everythingsewing.net. What a huge help when you've not made something like a shirt. It was really scary!! I do kids clothes and maybe a skirt or two, home dec stuff.......but nothing so technical as a shirt!! But Judy made this so easy for me. I couldn't have done it without her.
That's my friend, Sarah, who agreed to be my test subject since it is really hard to fit myself without a dress form. She was pretty easy to fit except for her bubble hiney! And most people would kill for a hiney like that, but I digress.
The sewing went along quite well until I got to the sleeve plackets. I sewed them to the front of the sleeves instead of the back. Grrrrrr........So Judy suggested I just chop them off and roll them up to the elbow or just make a short sleeve. Sarah preferred the elbow length, so that's what we did. We tell people that's the look we were going for. Who would know any better, right? HA!
I used a 100% linen fabric, and for my first shirt, I probably should have used a basic cotton. Linen likes to move and stretch! A lot of starch helped keep it tame. All in all I loved the pattern, and I would definitely make it again. I would love to see this done in silk. Sarah has agreed to be my test subject again. And she lives right next door! How convenient is that??
I wouldn't recommend this for a beginner, but intermediate definitely.