Here's the summary:
And here's the semi-finished product:
Maybe it's not too obvious, but the shirt is quite big in the waist.
Look how unflattering it is on me! It makes me do stupid things with my face!
And it makes me look heavier than I need to look.
Sigh. It's shapeless.
Funny story: When I finished this top and tried it on for TC, I knew I didn't like it, but I couldn't put my finger on why it was so blech. TC, after some thought, hit the nail on the head when he said, "That shirt makes you look like a janitor." YES! He was right! So we determined that in order to take the janitorial staff look down a few notches that it needed to be taken in a bit.
See? Just pinning it makes it look better already. And not buttoning a critical third button, while dangerous, also makes it look better.
And now with new side seams, it seems better. See what I did there? Seams and seems. Ha! I crack myself up.
Also, please pay no attention to the seventh buttonless button hole. I can't count. I had only six buttons, and yet made seven holes. Sigh. If I want to wear this shirt for real I will have to switch out the buttons. Sigh. Siiiiiigggggghhhhhhh.
Now the shirt has some shape, but it is still a really ugly color. But at least, perhaps, maybe, possibly, I look less like a janitor.