M3541, made previously with some obvious modifications.
Firstly, I figured out what is bothering me about this pattern. I need to make a broad shoulder/back adjustment. (It's amazing how much a few more months of sewing experience makes a difference).
Unfortunately, I didn't know this when I made the pattern so I had to make some modifications.
I added triangular inserts into the sleeves, a little puckering, but not too much. It ends up being a flutter sleeve effect. (I originally made it with 3/4 length sleeves, which was darling, by the way)
I didn't put any darts into the shirt, back or front so as not to ruin the polka-dot Minnie Mouse effect. (Heaven forbid)
So, I overlapped the front. The button is all that is holding this shirt together (and a hidden snap up top).
The ties could be tied--but trust me--it doesn't look good.
Oh, right, I added the ties--duh. Which eliminated the need for a collar-woo hoo! I like it open and I faced it with the polka dot material as well.
In other news, my cute sister came down from Alaska and I made her
Don't you love how it looks with the thinner fabric and cutest sleeves ever!
And my sister was here!
Have a great rest of the weekend!
And Happy Mother's Day!