It was after a recent visit to the op shop and my acquisition of two metres of black and beige georgette and a little online tyre kicking that I decided to make it up. It was this shirt that really tipped the balance in favour of action.
I cut the top to size 8 which is one size smaller
than I would usually make, knowing that this pattern ran huge. My plan was for 2cm seam allowance but even this wasn't enough. I ended up running the top in a further 2cms down the side seams in both the bodice and sleeves. I also modified the back hem to a rather normal shaped shirt tail instead of the exaggerated duck tail as drafted.
I am pretty happy with the resulting top. It makes a pleasant change from my usual bog standard work shirts but I think there really is only room in my wardrobe for one. My only small gripe, is that since I ran the top in so dramatically after carefully matching those squares up, they are now quite out of line. Fortunately, because they are small, it is not really noticeable.