I highly recommend this pattern, especially if you want to attempt to make a nice shirt out of something silky. Some hints for sewing this shirt with a silky material: PINS PINS PINS. pins are your friend. use a million of them. Also make sure they are new and very sharp, because most silky materials will pull if you put the pin in slightly wrong, or if you put a dull pin in. Second: use a new #9 needle on your machine. A dull needle will pull and look terrible, and a #9 is made for these kinds of thin silky things. Finally: patience. you'll need it, but it will be worth it.