To me, fall means shirts and cozy sweaters.
Since I'm a failed sweater knitter (currently have three knit and crochet sweaters in the works, all of which have one or fewer sleeves), I'll focus my energy on shirtmaking.
I'd really like to make myself some new flannel shirts this autumn, because, well, Vermont. Gotta rep the brand.
So maybe I'm overthinking it, or just used to a closer fitting neck! For reference, I can pull the shirt over my head without unbuttoning the collar stand button.
That's on point with the measurements chart; I should have sized down according to the chart, but that's not something I typically do so I couldn't quite wrap my head around it and opted for the straight size despite clear instructions to do otherwise.
Regarding pocket placement, I ended up moving the pockets outwards towards the side seams by about 3/8 inch and upwards by about 1/2 inch for a "perkier" look.
I finished my hem with bias tape to maintain length and get a smooth finish on the curves- I find I get the neatest results with bias tape.
I went with pearl snaps for this shirt... I love pearl snaps, and hammering them in is pretty satisfying during these "unprecented times." Except that one last snap on the under pocket which resisted my efforts not once, not twice, but three times. I gave up. Luckily the pearl part attached, just not the back. So it's not functional, but still looks nice.
Placement-wise I started with locating a snap at my fullest bust point and then aligned them from there using my torture device, I mean, my Simflex sewing gauge thingy.
So, to sum all this up: I love my Tarawi shirt. It's comfy, cute, cheerful and has nice details.
Will I make different sizing choices on my next one? Probably, yes. I'm curious about sizing down all around to a D, narrow neck, narrow sleeve. Or maybe just the neck and sleeves. I'm also curious to try a plainer, non-gusseted pocket. We shall see!