This is precisely the same pattern as the turquoise shirt in the last post. In an effort to challenge myself to include personally appealing details, I bound the neckline in woven bias-binding (also helped because I ran out of blue thread by that point), added a scrap of white lace, gently ruched the sleeves with scraps of elastic, and left the bottom four inches of the side seams open. Once again, the neckline needs help, but I am pleased with this shirt that is suitable for work and casual wear. I also have decided to embrace an identity as a "cake" sewer instead of an "icing" sewer.
Hi! I live in Virginia. My mom taught me to sew. I think I started at 4 or 5 by sewing buttons onto a handkerchief, but don't trust my memory. That was a long time ago. As a teenager, I was more interested in completing projects than learning good sewing techniques. Now, I am teaching myself some things I missed. My sewing interests are in learning to make alterations to and draft patterns to fit my petite 4'11" tall, 32" chest, 45" hip body.