Wonderful job ladies on the man's shirt! You were successful in completing the man's shirt for yourselves that fits well and looks great! We discussed a few ways on how to improve the fit/look of the shirt and you were diligent in taking copious notes in the process! I realize the methods you learned kind of bent your mind a little doing things in ways so different to what you have been used to in the past but that is what learning is all about. I am very proud of your accomplishments and how far you have come in a short period of time!
My recommendation is to immediately make another shirt for yourself and then find someone with different measurements and make one for them just to get the muscle memory to kick in, once that happens it will be so easy for you to draft and sew a shirt you will wonder what all the fuss was about.
We also discussed mitered corners, pants adjustment and front fly zippers. Whew I'm tired just thinking about it! Guess I should get used to it with my own intensive weeks coming up soon!
Have a great day, see you soon!
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"