another shirt made from the same basic pattern as my purple palms top ('A' from the japanese pattern book 'simple wardrobe'). went with short sleeves this time, adding facings to the sleeve hems for cuff options. the original pattern has more of an A-line shape and i wanted to remove some of the extra roominess, so i made the side seams parallel by trimming the edges of the front and back pieces coming straight down from the bottom of the armholes. i'm quite happy with the fit now. a perfect boxy shape for a lightweight woven tee. this great 80s cotton fabric has been hanging around here for a while. I actually like that it has some faded areas and a tendency to crinkle. kinda just makes it all the more summery.