The feature I like most is the v-neckline. It also has turn-up cuffs and shoulder darts. Shoulder darts? You see those so rarely and yet I'm sure the vast majority of the population would benefit from them.
You can just barely see the gathered sleeve heads - there was a lot of ease in those sleeves. The line drawing doesn't show gathers, so I was a little surprised when I found they were unavoidable in real life, especially in this crisp sateen. Maybe I'll cut out some of that sleeve cap height when I make this shirt in another color.
And what about shoulder adjustments, you ask? I made my newly adopted forward shoulder adjustment, which meant I left out my old technique of pinching out a diagonal line in the bodice from neck to armscye (tapering to 0 at the neck), to allow for the hollow created by the jutting shoulder knob. The question is, should I try to fix the diagonal line or leave it alone?
cotton sateen from Fabric.com
pattern Ottobre 5-2009-4