Look at that little brother ready for trouble, sneaking out from behind the tree!For this one, I used the same puffed sleeve as I did for this shirt, but shortened it by 1/2". I think that helped with the "puffiness." The surplice front is one that I modified from the regular front pattern piece awhile back. The horizontal seam waved and rippled so badly when I sewed it that I had to rip it out and sew it again with clear elastic to stabilize it. I guess I stretched the elastic a little too much - it pulls a bit, but I didn't want to rip it out again. The fabric is pretty poor quality so I'm not sure it is going to last all that long. This was leftover from something else, but I have no idea what it was.
This is some of the fabric I bought in NY from Spandex House. The elastic trim at the neck is from Pacific Trimmings. It lays flat around the neck when it is worn, but looks like it tips forward in the photo.
So far I have been so pleased with all of the fabric I bought in NY. It has been fun to cut into it and sew it and remember looking at it on the bolt and feeling it in the store. Good memories...and still so much of it left to sew!