I've had this pattern for a long time. It's "Built by Wendy 3835." I've seen it all over blogs and flickr. It always looks so cute.
Unfortunately (or fortunately, however you want to see it), it does not come in a plus-sized pattern. There is a reason for that. Because, unless you are thin, you will look like a sack of potatoes.
I added a couple of inches to the pattern, I was wondering if I added too much. I don't think so, I just think it's a totally unflattering shirt for my figure. Oh, I also added a bit to the length, which I'm sure added to the "sack" style.
In hindsight, I shouldn't have made the elastic sleeves. I think that makes it look juvenile.
I'm so bummed about this pattern. It's so easy and quick. From cutting out the fabric to finishing the hem, it was just under two hours.
Another reason why it's a hideous shirt...the fabric. I like the fabric, but not for a shirt. I don't know what I was thinking...wait, I do know. It's the only fabric I had enough of to make the shirt. I'm glad it was thrifted fabric and not a fabric that I love.
After some searching last night, I realized that other plus-sized women have the same issue. Their resolution was either a belt (good idea, but I don't like belts) or to put some elastic or a drawstring under the bustline, good idea, but I have to be honest with myself, I will not wear this shirt because of the fabric.
I want to make this again. I will use a dark fabric, probably black. I will skip the elastic arms, and maybe the neck too... the cool thing about this pattern is that it's so versatile.