I've churned out a few more items of clothing and I'm quite proud of them.
First was this peasent style shirt (Simplicity 3732). The only thing I do not like is that the sleeves are a little wingy and the opening where the tie joins isn't as large as I'd like. Both things are easily changed next time though :)
(note to self: smile!)
After that I tackled the first skirt from my Amy Butler Barcelona Skirts pattern. The layered skirt. It was much easier than I thought it would be, though somewhat tedious because there are many peices to join together.
Here's a close up... you can see how there isn't a folded hem where the pieces join, they're just overlapped. It will fray slightly with time... that is part of its look.
(another note to self: learn how to take better self portraits!)