Some Editor's Notes on the experience:
- I love the fit of this Simplicity 4179 bodice! Of the Big 4, Simplicity really nails the fit for me more often than any other. I have decided not to review Simplicity 4179 on patternreview.com because I made modifications for style, not for fit, and this being a shirt refashion really rendered the instructions null and void. But I like this pattern so much I think I will end up sewing it again with the peter pan collar, and I'll write my review then.
- There's an optional peplum at the bottom of the shirt that looks cute and I didn't have enough fabric to add it, but the length of the finished shirt is probably just right for my proportions as it is.
- I had a few "make it work" moments during this refashion, from how funky the plackets were attached (different technique on each side of the shirt, from what I could tell) and what that meant for how I would sew the new collar to the shirt, to that dreaded Simplicity 4077 collar and a few other complications thrown in for good measure. I just kept going, and the whole thing came together nicely.