What is the catch? Well when my husband got home, I tried it on for him and asked him what he thought. His response and following conversation:
"What is it for?"
Ummm...a shirt to wear.
During the day, around the house, you know everyday clothes.
"So, not in public right?"
Why, does it look that bad?
"Well....it looks handmade, not the construction or anything, but you can tell it is something that you can't buy in the store."
So, it looks that bad?
"It doesn't look good, or not very flattering."
So now that he has said all this, honestly, what do I think? Before he came home, I was pleased, but could see that it wasn't the most flattering shirt that I own, maybe it is the fabric, maybe it is just too baggy in the middle, but on a whole, I was happy with it and planned to wear it. Now, I guess I won't be wearing it in public! HA!
All that being said, I do plan to make another with the original floral print that I bought for this pattern. I am going to eliminate the neck band, and just replace it with a thin bias tape finish, and keep everything else the same. I think one of the main problems with mine was that the collar band didn't lay flat at all and kind of stood out from my body, and was just too high around my neck. Maybe he will like the next version, or maybe not, oh well, you win some, you lose some!