It's always neat to try out new-to-me pattern designers.
And, to test a pattern for them is a lot of fun as well as you get to know the amount of work that is put into their patterns.
One such shop is halfmoon ATELIER.
The Anegada Boat Neck is a simple pattern in a way but there are some neat details that set it apart.
It has 2 views. I chose to do view B which includes a neckband and pleats.
The longest part of sewing this pattern is forming the pleats--the rest is a quick and easy sew and the neckband cut on the bias provides some stability to the boat neck, preventing it from stretching out too far.
The fit was spot on for me.
And, depending on fabric choice, you can change up the look significantly.
Plus, with a view A which does not include a neckband but instead folds the bodice back a little at the neck to reveal some of the wrong side of the fabric and a waistband and sleeve cuffs, you have even more options!
You can buy the pattern here.