Mind the Moose Mila shirt, natch (with printed selvage edge made into a label).
Stashbust? Check. Bought this last year on holiday in Wales (later found my local fabric shop stocks it too). Pretty much the whole 2m used.
Seasonal Sewing Wardrobe Challenge? Check.
Pattern? Itch to Sitch Mila shirt. So now I can be a total fan girl in this and my Liana jeans.
Well drafted? Check, all lined up perfectly and you get to chose your upper chest in A, B, C, D or DD cups.
Customer service? Excellent. When I got confused as to which size to choose someone suggested I ask Kennis on facebook and she looked at my measurements and suggested 12DD top graded to 18 a the waist and hips. Seams to have worked fine.
Instructions: Excellent, and leads to to really professional finish. I had never inserted a partial placket before and it went swimmingly.
Any deviation from said instructions? I wimped out on narrow curved hem and used satin bias binding instead.
Pattern Alerations: As it was drafted for people up to 5’7″ and I’m 5’8″ and like things long, I added 1 1/2″ to the length. I probably didn’t need too.
Sulkiest Machine Moment: Buttonholes. My machine, always fickle with buttonholes at best, decided to try and chew up the fabric. Eventually, I had a brainwave and unscrewed the throat plate and found a serious lint build up, eurghhh. I spent 15 minutes clearing it all out and after a wait while I made jeans, gave it a go, and it was much better. I also worked out that I need to turn the stitch length down 3 notches for the last step of the buttonhole (when it stiches forward down the right hand side) in order for the two sides to match up.
Overall? Not the quickest make, but the finish is great and I have a sunny yellow shirt.
Best pattern matching moment: Check out the moose down the placket and on the centre back of the collar.
Best comment: “with that label in it it looks like you bought it” LSH.
Fabric bought for the next one? You betcha (don’t tell the stashbusters, but I really don’t have much lightweight fabric in my stash).