The Fantail Shirt from New Zealand pattern company, The Sewing Revival has been on my want to make list for a while. I had planned on making it on a sewing day away, however a cancelled weekend away hiking left me with spare time so I decided to start making it.
I decided to use an animal print rayon from my stash, and made the size 10. Overall it is an easy pattern, the curved hem is finished with bias binding, and the front band as an elastic insert which gives a nice gathered finish to the centre front. I like the longer shirt tail at the back, am a little disappointed that the elasticated cuffs don't show as much gathering, but, I guess you don't want them to be too tight, and am thinking I should possibly size down for my next version.
I'm not too sure if I feel a little frumpy in this or if it just the fabric I've used or how I've styled it. I definitely think it looks better with the cropped jeans and could be a versatile trans-seasonal piece and something I can wear layered over a merino top with skinny jeans and boots winter too.