Take this blouse:
It took a very long time, and countless re-reads of Peter's men's shirt sewalong posts, to get that pattern to work. I was, and am, incredibly proud of it. But with the benefit of hindsight, I can see all the things I could do better. For one, I hate facings on button-up shirts--they're a pain in the ass to iron. The collar is okay, but I've since realized that I much prefer more assertive collars, like this one:
I'm excited, too, to try some techniques I'm no longer afraid of, like flat-felling the sleeve and side seams. Wish me luck everybody!
(Something else I've learned: I love to make sew-in interfacing out of contrasting quilting cotton. I'm thinking of calling this the Secret Owl Blouse, for this reason:
Happy Monday everyone!)