I made this shirt once before–a sleeveless floral version for my mom for Mother’s Day. Fortunately, my mom and I are just about the same size, so I knew that this shirt would fit me great without any modifications. I did make one tweak though. I slimmed down the curve at the hips by about 1″ at the bottom of each side. In retrospect, this was a little too much,and the shirt is now a tad tight in the hips. Next time, I’ll shave off closer to 1/2″ on each side.
I really like this pattern. It is nice and fitted due to the princess seams in the back, but still very traditional, with the two-part collar and sleeve plackets. In this denim, the collar is stiff (but not too stiff) and holds its shape really well. The sleeves also roll up neatly thanks to the crisp cuffs.
This shirt is most definately a success. I’ve worn in 3 times in the week since I finished it. It is versatile, comfortable, and functional. I’ve paired it with a pencil skirt for a business causal look, white jeans for a dressy casual look, and traditional jeans for a casual casual look, as pictured here. It will get plenty of wear this fall and winter.