Not sure what draws me to patterns that are not flattering on me. I went with view C (orange shirt). I muslined it TWICE. The collar pattern piece was one piece collar and stand together. Not a good look on muslin 1 or 2. and short? damn. belly button short. Also not a good look. For my 3rd and final version, I lengthened the front by 4". I used the Grainline Archer collar and stand. I shortened the sleeves. Finally a shirt that fits and is flattering. I would love it, except. EXCEPT the non planning on my part of the polka dots along the front button band. I hate how the flow seems broken by the cut off polka dots on either side of band. Just makes it look off somehow. I keep thinking a non sewer (100% of people I see ) would never notice. But it nags at me. What do you think?
I also added a center pleat to the back, easy way to add more drape and fitting room.
You just have to love the Archer collar. A beauty every time.
and if you can't sew,
Make some chocolate ice cream out of frozen bananas, Splenda and cocoa powder!!