Before I made the Diarrhea Dress (sorry, I love alliteration), I made a top using McCall's 5388. I made view D with the same grey/white seersucker I got at a swapmeet. At the time, I knew nothing about pattern sizing and looked on Pattern Review to get a clue as to which size to use. I had made a semi-flop (which I'll post some other time) using a Built by Wendy pattern. The B.B.W. shirt was too tight in the bust. The lovely people on PR said the top ran big so I made an 8. Looking back on it, it was is still a little to big, but if I make it again, and I think I will for summer, I'll make an 8 again but take in the side seams a smidge and take a wedge from the neckline to keep it from gaping open. I would probably make the other views.
I am really proud of this top despite some mistakes. It was my second shirt ever and I used french seams throughout, hand-stitched down the facing and put the sleeves well. It is a little wrinkly on one side of the top band, which I think is due to my hand sewing. Oh, well! I still wear it every so often because it is super comfortable and very breezy.
Don't pay attention to the wrinkles! It had been crumpled up in a tote bag and I had also just finished playing soccer!
Also, thanks to Crissy for becoming one of my followers! She posts occasionally of SewRetro and has made some cute things!
My finished quilt and potholders.
Cynthia Rowley dress that I've been working on for too long (Life is distracting. I have no time to sew!)