Basically to copy the pattern I literally traced the shirt, since the design is so simple. Originally, mine was a bit big (I think the extra weight of the fabric stretched the neck open more), so I had to modify and make it a bit smaller with a few tucks in the back and one in the front. Overall though, it looks a lot like the original.
|The back - you can see my tucks at the neck.|
|From the side. It is a true black, so the color in this picture is the closest to reality.|
What I am not pleased about: it broke my twin needle. I only had one, so I had to very carefully hem the other sleeve. Apparently the piece that holds the needle had come lose on my machine, causing the needle to hit the throat plate at an angle and snap. I was able to re-screw the needle holding piece back on. Hopefully it stays. Hopefully I won't be needing a new machine soon. What with the new skate parts, I really don't think I could afford one for a few months, and I really don't want to live without sewing that long (although I suppose I would get a lot of pattern tracing accomplished...). In any case, it seems to be sewing alright now. We will see how it goes this week.