I answered a request for Pattern testers from Beth of Sew DIY - this is not something I've done before, but thought it could be fun. The pattern is for a boxy top that can either be made from woven or knit fabrics and has a couple of neckline options and a few hem shape options. It's very loose fitting and it's recommended that very drapey fabric is used to make it more flattering rather than looking too boxy.
I must admit here that I'm not a big fan of clothes that are described as boxy - I have a fairly boxy figure without much of a waist, so try not to add to the general boxiness by adding boxy clothes. I thought if I could find a drapey enough fabric, as recommended, things might be OK. Of course, there was nothing large enough in my stash - but I found a drapey scarf across at the Brocki.
The pattern is written at a good level of detail (without being too patronising) and fit together fine. Because of the fabric I chose I decided to do French seams throughout and rolled hems around the bottom hem and sleeves - this is the first time I used my rolled hem foot that came with my new machine, which was fun, but I think I need more practise.
The neckline is finished using self bias binding.
The pattern said to cut the back of the woven t-shirt as two pieces and sew them together leaving a small opening at the back with a button and loop. While I was putting it together, because of the scoop neck option I realised this back opening wasn't necessary, so I sewed it up - bit of a shame really as it would have looked better without the seam up the back, never mind.