The end result of the FBA Frankenpattern saga.
This was my test garment, to see how all those changes would work out.
I cut out the sleeves, intending to have this be a 3/4 sleeve blouse. As you can see, that didn’t happen. Tweak as I might I couldn’t get enough room across the back.
Rather than toss the whole thing and start over, I decided to make the blouse sleeveless. Given the fabric is a lovely cotton voile, this was probably a good decision. It will be cool and comfy during summer. No one but me (and you!) needs to know the sleevelessness (is that a word?) is the result of a Miss Fitting opportunity.
I may take the collar stand down a bit in the next version too. I haven’t worn a button-up shirt in so long that it felt odd against the back of my neck.
Another thought noodle – I may highlight the tucks radiating from the neckline with some yellow beads. I think that would make them stand out more.