So, this didn't turn out quite like I wanted. But that fabric! So cute!! I've been on a kick of 'cute' fabrics lately. I don't know why, and I'm not complaining. After all, that's how you end up with seersucker with embroidered unicorns.
This was my first time working with double gauze, which may have contributed to my problems. It is light weight, but thicker than you would expect, it being two pieces of fabric stuck together and all.
I started with the Mila Shirt from Itch-to-Stitch. She did a great job drafting this pattern, she puts so much work into them! It's what all indie patterns should be like-better done than cheaper big 4 patterns. Different cup sizes, different layers to the pdf, just well done all around. I'm sad that the pattern didn't work for this shirt, but I'd try it again with different fabric. And I'd definitely buy another one of her patterns!
The problem came with the front placket. It was just too thick. The fabric doesn't have enough drape for the collar to fold down or fall open like you see on most relaxed collared shirts. It was stick straight and just a whole lotta shirt and fabric and zero skin showing. To the point that it looked really odd. Right after I sewed this shirt up I saw the Cheyenne Tunic pattern, which was exactly what I was looking for, with a shaped button placket so I wouldn't have to worry about how thick the fabric was. Oh well. Live and learn. I may buy it anyway, for the future. Or redraft some pieces of the mila shirt.
Nothing I did helped so what did I do? Just chopped off the whole collar area. I'm worried that this type of neckline makes it look homemade, but you know what? It was homemade. And it has foxes on it. So who cares?