Even though I've been teaching myself pattern drafting for about five years, I figured $15 was small enough that if the Easy T class didn't teach me anything, I wouldn't regret spending it and if it did teach me something, it would be money well spent.
The class didn't help much with getting the curve right when smoothing together large hips with a small waist, but being able to ask questions was worth more than $15. For the side seam, I used my normal S-curve shape and, like usual, tweaked it with each of the three shirts I made until I got it acceptable.
The one thing I learned that was worth the entire cost of the class, even if I didn't get to ask questions, was how to draft the front neckline so that there isn't a tab hanging off when the front is sewn to the back. I had actually seen a pattern drafted like this, but I thought it was a misprint and ignored it. If I were more thoughtful, maybe I would have asked, "Why is this drafted like this?"
Anyway, to ask questions, you have to join the Self-Sewn Wardrobe Facebook group, but when I did, Mallory gave me some ideas for getting a better fit in the arms and after two tries experimenting with her suggestions, I got a shirt I am willing to make again. Because of the loose, uniftted nature of the pattern, there is a lot of pooling in the back on my body that I'm not going to try to do anything about.
I can see using this pattern is a sheer cotton for a summer sleeping shirt or making it longer for a swimsuit cover up.
I can't find my photos of the first two versions, but here is the final one. Since all three were made from the same or similar fabric, I added embellishments to versions 2 and 3 so that I could easily tell them apart and so that I didn't have three shirts that look the same to the casual observer.
I made a mistake with this version and cut the front neckline on the front and back. I like the look of low backs, but don't like wearing them except outdoors in high summer because I get too cold. Oh, well. Except for the class and the electricity to sew, I didn't have to purchase anything for any of the three shirts, so I'm can't complain too much.
I wore version 1 for Christmas Eve and this version 3 for New Year's Eve. I finished both within 24 hours of the wearing date - not something I enjoy; last minute is not my style. A pattern drafted three times and three shirts sewn over the holidays when we traveled twice and had visitors once is extraordinarily productive for me. I'm also interested in quality, which adds to how slowly I sew. I overcast the raw edges of each piece before assembling the garments. Over all, I'm quite pleased with what I've accomplished since Thankgsiving.