Anyway.... I had my mind all set on using a pattern since this piece would be made from scratch.
I unfolded my pattern and then stared at all the pieces. I even went as far as to cut some of the pieces out, when it hit me: "I need to go wash dishes." That's how afraid I was of this pattern. I neatly folded it back up, put it away and went on with my day.
That was a week ago. Sunday morning, I was feeling the carpe diem and said, "I'm not afraid of you"...to the fabric. I didn't even look for the pattern. (Yes, I'm pretty pathetic.)
I cut and cut and sewed and sewed until the shirt fit and then added the details. It's like I was slowly chipping away at a piece of art.
...This is far from art, but it fits and I like it. Take that!, You Sew n' Easy pattern.