I Am The Last Sewist On The Face Of The Earth To Make This
The fabric I chose was a sheer white rayon that I purchased over the summer to make exactly this type of shirt and with short sleeves. I only had a little over 1 metre so I did not have the choice to make the sleeves long. It would have been nice to have a little more length going into the cooler weather but hey, I can always wear a jacket or a cardigan.
I cut the shirt to size 6 grading out to size 8 in the hips. The construction was pretty straight forward although I did have to consult the sew along to figure out how to work the front button band.
To shorten the sleeves, I cut them as long as the fabric would allow and once stitched cut my facing from the bottom and reattached it to the right side.
I was determined to include a pocket but with absolutely no left over fabric, I used the piece I cut off the front to attach the button band and simply stitched two pieces of it together, overlocked and pressed the seams open before topstitching. The seam down the middle of the pocket became a feature on the pocket. I was so short of fabric that the back facing also had to have a centre back seam. This piece was actually on the inside so thankfully can't be seen.
Like everyone else that has gone before me with this pattern, I am really pleased with how this shirt fits and there will definitely be more.