Um, hello? Are you new around here? We don't really "just go buy" clothes. Especially T-shirts. Please.
I wanted to use a pattern from the Spring 2010 Ottobre issue that I purchased. Since I'm not so familiar with Ottobre, I took more than the usual number of measurements of my son. He did not enjoy this.
After I got the shoulder seams sewn and the neckband on, I asked him to try it on to see if it was going to fit. He came over reluctantly and said, "Why do you need to measure me AND have me try it on? I thought you did all the measuring so that it would fit."
Yeah. You have no idea how I wish it was just that simple.
When my daughter got home from school, my son was excited to show her his new shirts. When he showed her the one pictured immediately above, she said to me, "Is this one just a practice one? You know, when you try out a pattern and see if it fits?" (She was referring to my habit of using leftover or ugly fabric in strange combinations for muslins, example here). I said that no, it was a real shirt that would actually be worn. She said, "But I don't think all these colors look very good together."
Well, thank you for your feedback. I'll take that under advisement.
These shirts mean I've accomplished another goal for this year and I've used two Ottobre patterns. Yay for me!
Now I've got to get busy. I've got a lot to do, you know.