Alright, I admit it. Those very same pintucks I loved were intimidating. They were so big and obvious. What if I messed them up? I shouldn't have feared so. The pattern is rated as easy and I used the seam gauge foot that came with my new machine.
Those pintucks were easy peasy and came out great if I say so myself. I love how these at the collar help frame the face.
I cut a size 18 at the neck and bust then a size 20 at the hip. A lightweight denim from Joann's was used. It's very soft and pliant. (It needs a good pressing in the photos because I'd been wearing it but can never get a photographer!) The only question I had with the instructions is where they want the sewer to invisible stitch the front facing. What? So I just folded over the facing and pressed like I've done with other shirts. The buttons and buttonholes anchor it closed.
Don't you love how it curves and gives you a waist? This shirt is so comfortable I wear it all the time. It just gets softer and more comfortable with the washing as denim does. So far no fading. The fit is perfect at the bust and hip. I will definitely be making this again in the long-sleeved version. Then I'd have a perfect winter and summer top. Swoon!