The sleeve pieces are a very unusual shape, kind of like J's. But I love the finished sleeve. It's very cute, but still long enough to be warm, and the ties aren't too long or ridiculous.
I was about 9" short of the required fabric yardage, so I had to be very creative in cutting the sleeve back pieces. I also didn't have enough fabric to cut the ties, so I used a green floral print that I thought matched pretty well.
I am so happy I made this, it really was perfect for a picnic! I came close to putting this off yet again, but I'm really glad I took the time. I'm now trying to decide if others of my stash fabric are appropriate to make another one!
I think the buttons I found were really a cute addition. Pale yellow flowers. I didn't add the top button on the collar, as the buttons came in packages of 3, so it was easier to buy 6 than 7 (as the pattern uses).
Here is Liz with her friend Yana, and the little sister, Indigo. They all look so serious in this shot, but it was the only pic I got with all 3 of them in it. Maybe they were just serious about those hot dogs they were about to eat! lol