I received Mullin's book Sew U recently and finally had a free weekend to try it out. This shirt and skirt had alot of firsts for me, let's just say my sewing prowess thus far has been an extensive collection of elastic waistband skirts and shoddy tote bags....
I changed the pattern on the shirt by shortening the sleeves and adding some neat ribbon detail. I rounded the yoke a bit more, and attempted to round the collar as well. Instead of using buttons I applied snaps because they are awesome!
(I know I look positively thrilled in all of the pictures)
The skirt pattern has a contrast waistband with dark brown piping. I also added 2 neat buttons. I didn't have too many problems following the patterns but I was pretty angry that this size is the largest of both patterns. The skirt is not too wonky, but I would have been more comfortable with a bit more wiggle room so I wasn't trying to squeeze every bit of fabric out of the seam allowances. I don't understand why this is the largest size (I suppose I could always alter the pattern), are they marketing this book to itsy bitsy 11 year olds...? Did anyone else have this problem?