This went together really nicely. I think I cut a medium, but I deliberately sized up because it printed small and I was too lazy and cheap to print out a whole second copy. Next time I'm double checking that little measurement box before printing out the whole thing.
Despite the whole pattern being slightly small, the fit is absolutely fine. The whole project, cutting and sewing, took a couple of hours, so it's pretty quick to put together. I'm still figuring out exactly how the neckband goes in; this one's a tad too loose at the center front, and gapes when I hunch my shoulders, but hey, nobody's perfect. I used the classic t-shirt neckband instead of the binding, and top-stitched around the edges just below the seam for a more stable, professional look.
The dipped hem is an interesting feature, not sure if I'll make it that way every time. I was surprised at how long the shirt actually is in the back. I'm thinking of making the dip much shallower, or switching to a tab hem. Love me a good tab hem.
Works great with the sleeves pulled up too, which is an absolute must for me. The first thing I do when I get too warm is to roll up my sleeves.
Side view: it's a bit baggy from this angle, I must admit. Combined with a medium-weight heather-grey knit, the whole thing comes off a bit pajama-esque. I figure I'll mostly be wearing this around the house or up north, for lazy days. The hem also makes it perfect for wearing with thick, cozy leggings. Add slippers and a mug of something hot, and it's beyond perfect for the last few cold days we're getting here before spring really kicks in.
I've cut out another one already, a short-sleeved version in bright purple. Who else is getting their summer sewing projects on the go already?