Being the brick that I am, I traced a size 6 up top and graded down to a size 2 in the hips.
This is the most precise garment I've ever tried sewing. It's a real shirt, with a collar stand and cuffs and a button band and everything.
|Front view, worn here with a pair of Clovers from pre-blog days|
|Dang, should have clipped those threads more carefully before the photo session...|
|My attempt at a Burdastyle model pose. Notice how you can't see the shirt much at all?|
I also bought a length of shirting in black with a very subtle lavender stripe. It's destined for the version with the back ruffle. Or maybe that would be better in something with more drape? Some stash-diving may be in order!
My pattern review is here on PatternReview.com