This is the Hot Pattern free cowl, I've made three times now:
I'm extremely happy with it, which is the good news and, indeed, the take-away message.
However, what should have taken 3 hours, took 8 because I stupidly neglected to cut 6 inches off the bodice. (It's made for Amazons apparently - and we all know my torso is not long.)
It's like, this weekend, I was fated to rip out stitches - almost as if to snuff out my hatred of that activity. Between this garment and my newly-made yoga pants (more info to follow), I spent HOURS undoing seams I should have thought about more carefully prior to sewing them up.
Truly, there was no excuse for this one. I've made this shirt twice before, for goodness sake! Note to self: shorten pattern pieces before putting them away. Then, when you don't remember that they weren't perfect prior to adjustment, you won't take it for granted and be forced to start again.
Now why I had to rip out the seams, not once, but twice... (that's another story).