Pattern Review Butterick 5562, View D
Lilac/Grey Heather Knit
Prewash: Washed on the cotton cycle warm water and dried on perma press cycle. The fabric shrunk 7" in length and 2" in width.
Alterations: I used the medium size (12-14) and didn't need my normal full bust adjustment. There was a little too much ease in the bust area, so I ended up taking it in 1/2" at both side seams.
Construction Details: I cut this out and put it together in 3-1/2 hours! I deviated from the instructions for the sleeve and put it in flat and then sewed the side seams.
I used clear elastic elastic and stretched it to fit for the collar shirring.