Failure is often a better teacher than success. The lesson I learned from Simplicity 4750 was not to trust patterns blindly. I thought this blouse pattern from 1943, complete with instructions for making it from a man’s shirt, was a friend, but I found out to my cost that it was a frenemy.
Anyone who struggles with set-in sleeves or trusts pattern instructions not to lead them astray can learn from my mistakes over at my blog. Bonus: if you’re willing to take it on, this semi-evil pattern could be yours!