Well after much hacking away at the tee last night, I had managed to make it too small, so in comes, the Kirsten Kimono Tee by Maria Denmark to save the day.
I now have three of this style t-shirt, am pretty sure I'll be wearing all of them. They are all slightly modified, this one has side vents. I am happy to save the fabric, because it really is very pretty in person.
Basting is a big part of my sewing, which is why it takes me a bit longer, but at least I've caught all of the hem, and there's no ripping up or unsewing going on here.
I will try a modified Mandy boat tee, one more time, at a later date. In the meantime, I need more bottoms that aren't jeans.
I have to thank my sewing buddy for keeping me company through this project. Thanks Boots.