I was quite sick of the project at the end and just wanted to end. I think that translated into somewhat sloppy work. I really messed up the hem so I won't be showing you a photo of the insides! And I couldn't face the extra steps of doing a full collar, so I just put on the collar stand and called it a mandarin collar. But the inside of the collar is a vrai massacre also!
I think I did a pretty good job with the check-matching, but I only did one patch pocket and luckily I did that early on, before I had run out of steam. And I cut the back yoke on the bias so that eliminated the need to pattern match.
However, the sleeve insertion is fairly awful. You can see a bit of the ripples in the above photo. I did it several times and this is the best I could do!
You can also see that I have fabric pooling at the back but I'm okay with it.
Frankly I'm not sure about the overall look of this shirt. I think the mix of styles is a bit odd. But I like it more today than I did yesterday. I'm not quite sure how to wear it though. I wore it with work trousers and it looked super frumpy. I think it looks okay with jeans, but I can't wear jeans to work and this was supposed to be a work shirt! Maybe with a skirt? But I'm not sure I have an appropriate one...
Oh well, I guess I'll figure it out! In the meantime, I've started another project and so far it's going better than this shirt :)