Here's why this pattern is going to scare some people: It's made for knits. Knits can be scary. There is a yoke with gathers.
Here's why it shouldn't: Wendy goes step-by-step how you should deal with knits (needle, stitch, type) on whatever sort of machine you have. Just a reminder-- I don't own a serger so this was a straight stitch deal. The yoke is pretty straight forward and cute. AND unlike other patterns, it's not boob dependent because it cuts on top and not underneath making it flattering for all types of people. Plus there are facing pieces that help you get the neck nice and non-wonky.
My issues: Whoa, too BIG! The nice thing is that even though I made the shirt according to my measurements I cut it down a fair bit on the sides. The pattern is such that you can do this right up to the last minute without screwing anything up. I could only find cotton with lycra that was also in my price/time range. I'm sort of a 100% kind of girl. I think I'm going to mailorder some next time. Any suggestions? Even though I was careful, I don't think Lycra likes top-stitching. So the neckline got a tad stretched. I'm going to throw it in the wash and see if it works itself out.
Everything was going so well and I was loving on the whole process so much I found myself cutting/sewing through too many layers, snagging bits I shouldn't have, and being a complete dolt about seam allowances. This is the magic of knits, I think, the black magic. Issues aside, I'm going to make it again. Next time I'm going to start out with a smaller size and maybe try using some sort of floaty cotton? Of course, now that I've convinced myself I can do an adequate job with knits I might just go crazy with the stuff.
But I want you to know that as far as I'm concerned, it's a good pattern. That's the most important thing.