HA! This angle is so deceiving, it actually looks like it fits!
Pattern: Simplicity 41111
Fabric: Cotton from Joann's on sale for $4 a yard. About 2 yards used so my sizing mistake cost me $8! Also, I used some Egyptian cotton for the trim.
Size: Hmmm, shhhhh, size 8
Modifications: I read on some reviews over at PR that the top V-neck was drafted booby grazing low so I measured the pattern, measured myself and concurred that yep, the V-neck as is would have resulted in NSFW material on this website. I'm trying to keep that stuff to a minimum over here at nibbles&bytes so I added 1.5 inches to the V-neck. This resulted in altering both the top pattern piece and the lining. It is quite simple once you put the two original pieces and figure out how they fit together. I also didn't add buttons. I was going to add cute little fabric covered buttons, but alas the top don't fit.
Techniques: I cut the front on a bias so that it would add an interesting dimension to the shirt. This was the first time I tried topstiching and ummm, yaaaaaa, my top stitching could use some major improvement. Any tips would be greatly appreciated!
Would you make this again? I definitely will try this again but next time I will be making a larger size. This top actually fits okay, circumference wise, around the waist but where the elastic and the circumference of the bust just leaves no room for movement of my arms. I can still wear this shirt, sort of, but it is not the most comfortable thing on. I normally am a 12-14 in these pattern company sizes so I think I'll try the 12 next time=)