It's the Sewing Workshop's Liberty Shirt. It's been around for ages, and has been raved about by numerous people who like the same sort of clothes that I do. (and some whose taste is completely different than mine, as well!) People made it and loved it and made it again when it first came out (before my time!), and they're STILL making it and loving it and making it again! There's just something about it. The collar looks good worn up or down or lopsided. The seaming and topstitching can be underplayed or fancy-stitched. The cut of the hemline is flattering on a number of different figure types. It's just funky enough to funk up even more, or it can showcase an elegant fabric and go out on the town. It can be a shirt or a jacket. It can be be conservative or ... not.
Yup. I love. this. shirt!
I used up some more of my Batik Butik fabric (I think it manages to reproduce in the back of its stash drawer - you just don't know what happens back there sometimes!), and mixed it up a bit with a rayon polka dot that paired nicely with the ginkgo leaves.
The pattern description says this: "Shirt or jacket has diagonal side seams angled to the front, soft stand-up collar, and set-in sleeves with vent openings. Asymmetric front and back deep hems with mitered corners. Front topstitching detail and five-button closure." The line drawing leaves a bit to the imagination as far as the look of the finished piece, but the illustration is pretty close:
Here's the collar with the lapel folded out:
Buttoned up to the top:
Side view, with a good sense of the uneven hemline:
Par to the course for SW patterns, the measurements put me partly in a Medium, partly in a Small, and I cut an XSmall, which was a pretty good fit (with a narrow shoulder adjustment; normal for me).
Bear with me as I catch up on the last 7 months of sewing, because I don't remember a lot of the construction details! What I do remember about this one is that the instructions are excellent (as with most SW patterns), and it went together very smoothly and easily.
Will I make this one again? You betcha! Thumbs way up :)