I got to use my current favorite sewing technique: what I call the yoke sandwich, or maybe burrito would be more accurate. It gives a clean finish. However, here I stitched the buttoned edges first, before turning the yokes, so I serged the back yoke/back bodice seam.
How do you do this yoke finish? Karen has done a photo tutorial if you're interested.
Conclusion: I really like the unique details of the shirt, but am a little conscious of its pouf. If I made it again, I might simply take the whole thing in at the sides. OR I might keep the top half the same but leave off all the bottom details and slim the whole thing with a narrow hem.
What do you think? I do appreciate all my readers' opinions!
The pattern is #27 from Pochee Volume 10 (the Petit Fleurs Blouse). All the patterns in this magazine are traceable, but they come in only two sizes. Oddly enough, one of the sizes is my size. What are the odds of that? That said, the garments are not fitted - as you can see - making them more amenable to quick altering.
But, the kids' snow fort has fallen apart (due to warmer weather) since I took this photo last week and the Canada Geese have just arrived in our wetland area on their journey north.
However, I've seen a few adventurous souls driving their trucks on the (frozen) lake this week. Yikes!