Here is the magazine image.
Having posted that the neckband was too short I realised (red faced, coughs) that I had cut the neckband the wrong way...following the grain, not across.
Ooops. I recut the neckband (luckily I had enough fabric left) and it was way way stretchier. Are all you sewists laughing at my stupidity?
Then, I sewed the new neckband on but it was now too big! The neckband lay beautifully at the front but stuck up at the back. I wore the shirt a few times but was alawys concious of my crummily sewed neckband. So finally I unpicked it, trimmed a little excess and reattached it. School half term interrupted my progress at this. (Oh, those pesky children.)
Pattern from Ottobre Autumn/Winter 2013 pattern 1
I cut a 36 neck and shoulders and graded out to a 38 at the bust and stayed at 38 the rest of the way down to the hem.Next time, I would consider making the neck maybe 34 but keep the bust 38.
I used grey jersey bought from ebay. I really like this jersey, it has just the right weight and feel or my liking.
For the neckband and pocket, I used the remainder of my Oliver and S spotty yellow jersey bought in the Backstitch sale and used for a Renfrew.
The top sews up really fast, especially if, unlike me, you don't muck up the neckband.
I have worn it A LOT. Especially with my memade skinny jeans. It fits well and isn't tent like from the side! It is a great little autumnal top suitable for my unglamorous life running after Rocket Girl!
Am I making it again? Uh, yeah! The pattern is made as a "normal" tee or the longer dress version. I am considering making both as I love having utilitarian everyday clothes that I like and that I made myself! Just got to think about fabric choices...and trying to stick to my resolution to sew up some stash before buying any new fabric.