I actually sewed a garment that was not based on Built By Wendy / Simplicity 3835.
Even more unbelievable - it has sleeves. The last time I attempted a proper sleeve was in 1995, in my year 10 textiles class. Obviously I was not paying attention when ease-stitching was discussed, because the whole thing was a nightmare and I have stuck to sleeveless tops, shoe-string straps or raglan sleeves ever since. But when reading the pattern instructions for this (something I really should do more often - Japanese patterns have got me in the habit of just skimming through and looking at the diagrams) I discovered the wonder of ease stitching and the sleeves were no trouble at all. Very exciting.
The pattern is New Look 6775 and it's made up in a lightweight striped denim. The yoke is from a little bonus piece of fabric that Leslie included with my order from good-ness. I hadn't planned to do a contrast yoke, but the fabrics were sitting next to each other in the study and looked nice together, and I'm glad I did because it might have been a bit drab otherwise. This is why it's a good idea to leave lots of fabric lying around.
It's slightly maternity-ish around the middle but very cool and comfortable for the late-summer warm weather we're having. And the perfect thing to wear to playgroup. I think I'll be making more. Maybe New Look 6775 is the new SImplicity 3835?