victory is mine! after leaving the shirt to sit for a day, I picked it back up when my kids were sleeping and I calmly finished the neckband. with a beer. IPA, to be exact. Northern Lights from Starr Hill. We had to break the beer out a bit ahead of schedule last night because the NFL draft was happening and you can't have a draft with draught...ok so not exactly draught. Unfortunately this meant that we both finished our beer before Person Of Interest was even half over. Anyway, back to the shirt.
I made the 4/5 size (Sewing For Boys), which was a mistake since she is really swimming in it. I should have just lengthened the smaller one a bit since she only grows up and down. Her shoulders are super narrow and she is like a bone with skin. Oh well. She took one look at it this morning and started panicking, backing away, and saying "it's too big!! I don't like that one! I need a tiny shirt!". *sigh* She ended up consenting after I put a shirt on underneath it to help fill her little body out.
I didn't get a great shot of the reverse applique patches on both sides of the front, but you can see it peeking out there under her arm. She thought they were pockets. Oops. Fail. But it's done, and no longer the unfinished shirt on the table that haunts me every time I look at it.