After four days break over Easter, and encouraged by your comments on my previous post, I had another go at my t-shirt pattern.
Marie-Christine was right. I didn't say which features I liked in the previous shirt and which shirt I preferred to wear...that was because I wasn't sure. I did wear them some more over the last few days. I liked the shorter shoulder length of the C&M version, but when I was wearing it, I noticed a weird pointy thing happening at the shoulder seam and the sleeve would ride up when I raised my arm and not slide back down, suggesting that the sleeve cap wasn't big enough.
I pinned the C&M pattern to my body double and did some fitting adjustments. There were some changes to the shoulder slope and armscye and of course, width added to the side.
This is the resulting shirt.
The binding is pulling in the neck. I did not have enough fabric to play around and get the binding right...1st go had to be final go.
There are some wrinkles on the sleeve, but that changes with my arm position. I haven't hemmed the sleeves yet as I have a few more dark projects before I change back to white cotton. I also havn't decided how short to make them.
What do you think? Any more changes to make or can I stop here? This pattern was made for stable knits, though I do know how to change it for stretchier knits. I would also need to take in the waist more if I wanted a closely fitted top.
The final pattern has ended up closest to my self-drafted version. I had to add some length to the bodice in the shoulder area. The closest commercial pattern to the end point was the Jalie pattern.