When Andrea from The Train to Crazy released the Casual Lady Shirt pattern earlier this week, I wasn't sure I was going to buy it. I'm super cheap and $12 just seemed like a lot for a pattern considering that I usually buy them for $1 when they're on sale at Joanns.
But then, as I thought about it more (at 4 in the morning) I realized that it was just 3 drinks from Starbucks and the money was going to fund a Sewing Collective in India for single moms who are escaping the sex trade industry. So really it was like I was donating $12 to that and getting a pattern as a bonus.
I was blown away by how professional the pattern is with little diagrams and everything. And the language was not sewing language but normal, easy to understand English. It was such a quick sew and I know I'll be making more for the summer.
I only had 1 yard of fabric (gray chevron from Girl Charlee) so I didn't do the full neck facing, but just did a small facing around the neck and then top stitched it down. I love how flattering it is. I cut out an XL and it is a perfect fit. I'm not a big fan of crew necks, so I love the more round neck that is still very modest. I also am not a big tank top fan so I like the little sleeves but it will still be cool enough for summer.